Here we are in February and as begrudgingly expected we are in another freeze. I don't know how other states handle weeks of this below freezing stuff.
Earlier in the week Nim went to Aquadog Spa and had a swim. It had been awhile but he remember the routine. This is the only environment he plays fetch reliably by the way. We tried out a life vest on him this time. The theory being that perhaps with some buoyancy help he might swim a bit less crazy. I am beginning to think that really we just have to wait until he about 10 years old or so.
Today I dragged my wimpy self outside and hiked. Basically Nim was driving me nuts from too much time in the house. My house is kind of a crazy making place for me as well. I have one faucet that is dead until I get a plumber on Monday and once again, some of my pipes are frozen. I figured we both needed a break from the house.
This was a double jacket hike for Nim. It was so painfully cold. Hard on the face and hard on the lungs.
His "Back on Track" jacket is the black one over the purple fleece. I really can't say enough good things about the "Back on Track" jacket. This is the first time I have ever hiked him in it and it did really well. Because it hangs more like a blanket I think it helped provide more warmth and protection to his legs.
Also because of how it hangs I had to eventually bustle it when I sense he was on a poop walk.
He has absolutely no shame and walked for quite awhile with his jacket bustled until he could find his ultimate pooping spot. Anyone that has walked with us knows how extensive the poop walk process is.
We are supposed to go over freezing this weekend...I can't wait!