Ray does, in general, appear to like the snow. He runs through it … jumps in it … and quite happily does whatever he has to do in it! He is, not surprisingly, less excited about ice. He is a very strong dog but not the most agile so, when we have a layer of ice beneath the snow, we are constantly saying “Easy Ray …. Easy!” in an effort to slow him down a little in the garden.
Then there are days when he just does not seem too excited about going out. Perhaps he dislikes skidding around as much as we hate to see him out of control?
This is Ray from a few days ago. He seemed to want to go out for his walk, and had found some interesting scents in the snow… but he’s not looking to excited about going any further. Perhaps he found some more ice? Perhaps he was fed up waiting for us outside, while it was snowing, while we got layered up for the walk?
As an aside – Some wonderful news from our Province of Alberta (let’s hope it catches on in the other Provinces)!
“Members of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) have recently voted to ban surgical procedures on pets that are not “medically necessary”. Thanks to this huge step forward for animal rights, things like declawing, tail docking, ear cropping, devocalization, and other inhumane procedures will no longer be available in Alberta.”