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Old November 14th, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Mr. C loves the snow

Just a few crappy cell phone pix from our little neighbourhood off leash park as we passed thru it today..
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Old November 14th, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Thats one happy looking boy.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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And one happy person here being able to see snow pictures, and your dog. Thanks for sharing. It looks lovely, so crisp and white.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Chum is so handsome in the snow! He's so handsome in the park....and in the yard....and in the house... Well, I guess Chum is just so handsome!!
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Mr C is handsome and sure is having a blast in the snow. I better not let Marty see this , he will get jealous as he loves the snow too and we had not gotten one snowflake yet.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Thanx for the comments everyone...I think he is handsome and so does he! Goldfields here is a picture of really crisp white snow. We went for a nice long walk the first day the snow started to fall and we were the first ones at the park and it was all nice fluffy and pristine.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Don't you just love leaving the first footsteps in new snow!! Halo loves to chase the lazer pointer in the snow. She gets far more excited with it in the snow than anywhere else.

Chum looks entirely pleased with himself and the snow, but who can blame him.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:43 PM
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I have to admit it I do love winter, the first snowfall is always so beautiful. It is always fun to go walking in it and be the first to mess it all up! Luckily Chum loves it too! I may have to check out a laser pointer for Chum. We always played with an obnoxiously squeaky Cuz ball, but in the last few months I have noticed his hearing is not what it used to be. Luckily we always used sight commands at the off leash park. He might respond to the visual cue of a laser pointer.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:23 PM
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That looks so very COLD, and honestly, I was sitting here complaining about the cold and it's already 15C. LOL. It's so ... well... grey too, I can see why the gardeners amongst you like to see my Summer colour during your Winter. I know my shelties love cold weather but don't dogs get frozen feet? I mean how long can they run around safely in snow? Thanks for showing me these photo's, they're great.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:55 PM
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I suppose "cold" is a relative term. I don't think of it as cold until it gets down to about -20. I grew up in Saskatchewan where the winters are very cold -30ish or worse is the norm, ah I remember the tires on the cars would freeze up so they were almost square and it gave the weirdest sensation. As for dogs feet and the cold , Chum has boots he wears when it gets near -20..and a coat as well with fleece lining and a waterproof shell. Me I wear an ankle length down filled leather coat and mukluks. I can't seem to find a pic of Chum in his coat but here is a shot of him in his boots.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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That is so cute your dog wearing his boots! Does he mind wearing them? My last dog would have nothing to do with wearing boots.

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Old November 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM
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At first it was pretty funny watching him doing the lift and shake each paw, it looked like some kinda funky dance LOL! Then there is a learning curve in getting them done up properly so they would stay on. Then they were pretty slippery just being leather on the bottom....but my husband had gotten some goopy stuff many years ago from a shoemaker that he would spread on the soles of his mukluks, and I put it on Chums boots and it makes sort of a rubbery surface that grips the snow and ice much better. Now he doesn't mind the boots at all.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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I knew I had one of Mr. C in his coat. Looking none to impressed I might add.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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I love those boots, CsqU4r3d! And Chum, you look mahhhh-velous in your coat!!!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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I find that the dogs have the most problem with the salt here in BC. I am going to try to find that mushers secret stuff to try for Halo this year. Her feet sometimes get really cold and then we have to stop and I rub them a bit, but we don't get so much snow out here so it's not a big issue. She really hated the boots I had bought her a few years ago. I love Chum's attire!
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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:39 PM
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He looks content in the snow. The first photo seems to say it all, like yes here I come! There is snow on the ground!!! Oh boy.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:19 PM
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I find that the dogs have the most problem with the salt here in BC. I am going to try to find that mushers secret stuff to try for Halo this year. Her feet sometimes get really cold and then we have to stop and I rub them a bit, but we don't get so much snow out here so it's not a big issue. She really hated the boots I had bought her a few years ago. I love Chum's attire!
If you can't mushers secret at any pet stores you can buy it on line.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 07:23 AM
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I'm so jealous. We haven't had enough snow to ski on yet and it was even over 12 C yesterday.

Does Chum have problems with snowballs building up? Our ESS, Whisper, used to get them on her feet and belly. No word of a lie, I found her once with one under her belly that was so big she couldnt get all four feet on the ground. She actually got stuck between two close tree trunks with that one. Maybe boots and a coat would have helped but it only happened when the snow was warm and packy so I was always more afraid of her over heating.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 09:12 AM
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So, what did you do for Whisper, Longblades? This is all new to me, how do you get the snowballs off?
I think it's wonderful that Chum is looked after so well. I have boots for the opposite, such hot ground in Summer that I've watched one sheltie lifting one foot at a time to cool it, like a certain type of lizard does in the desert. We also keep a gazebo up so they have some shade, or shelter if it rains. But snow and ice is a mystery to me, I'm constantly learning new stuff off all of you.
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This summer we put a roof over our deck out back, and that was a blessing for Halo because the vinyl floor used to get so hot in the sun it was hard for her to walk on (or us without shoes). So I hear you about that GF.
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So, what did you do for Whisper, Longblades? This is all new to me, how do you get the snowballs off?
I think it's wonderful that Chum is looked after so well. I have boots for the opposite, such hot ground in Summer that I've watched one sheltie lifting one foot at a time to cool it, like a certain type of lizard does in the desert. We also keep a gazebo up so they have some shade, or shelter if it rains. But snow and ice is a mystery to me, I'm constantly learning new stuff off all of you.
I was usually cross country skiing so I used the tips of my ski poles to break them up. With the big, huge snowball (that only happened once) she could barely move so there was no danger of me stabbing dog (mostly white) instead of snow. But she didn't like me to break up or pull off the snow on her feet. She'd go on like I was trying to kill her yet when she tore off snowballs herself she'd rip out hunks of fur and even skin. We'd proceed, leaving little bloody specks behind. Trimming the fur between her pads helped prevent it but she had feathers, I wasn't going to cut all her hair off.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 10:47 AM
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I used to just stop every couple blocks during our walks and twist and break the snowballs apart. This year I bought Mushers Secret a natural wax they use for sled dogs. It absorbs right in and you only need to apply it once or twice a week and it prevents them. However we have been well below freezing the last few days so no risk of snowballing.
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I used to just stop every couple blocks during our walks and twist and break the snowballs apart. This year I bought Mushers Secret a natural wax they use for sled dogs. It absorbs right in and you only need to apply it once or twice a week and it prevents them. However we have been well below freezing the last few days so no risk of snowballing.
It's weird but that's when both my labs get snowballs. When the snow is fine and very dry it seems to stick to them more, not when it's warm and packy. Different coats and hair type is the only reason I can see.
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Ginger just licks them off.she love licking and eating snow.
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