I’ve noticed that this year the dogs aren’t as excited about the cold and snow as in years past. The trio would wrestle and play, eating so much snow that I would have to stop them for fear of an impending stomachache. AJ was and still is content to stay fairly close to me and be ever watchful. Charlie used to run as fast as he could through the snow with his head down scooping up as much snow as he could, dining and dashing, so to speak. This year he has started lifting up a paw to shake off the cold and not showing the past interest in “snow to go”. Orso is still young enough to want to run full steam at either AJ or Charlie and slam the closest victim to the ground, which usually provokes a sharp growl and a biting snap followed by a show of contriteness on Orso’s part. Then it’s game on, but it doesn’t last for nearly as long as last year.
Yesterday I was home working on getting ready for this year’s taxes, and thought that I should take the dogs for an outing, but when I looked for them, all three were snuggled down on the bed, sound asleep. They have definitely embraced the indoor life.