We are in for a -20F to -30F (-29C to -35C) below night after riding at zero (-18C) all day. And that's without the wind chill factored in. It is these frigid nights and days that I'm so grateful that Luigi, our duck that past away, isn't here to suffer through these brutal temperatures. Even though he was well fed, sheltered and taken care of as only a duck could be, I worried all of the time about him. My biggest fear was finding him frozen to death in the morning after a bitter cold night. It is such a relief that Luigi doesn't have to go through that any more.
Our part-time Huskies are also not adapted to these low temperatures. They haven't been conditioned to be outside in this kind of weather. They are all spoiled house dogs and their paws freeze up quickly when they are out for a quick potty break. It might be tough some days having six dogs in the house at the same time, but it is better than worrying abot them if they were outside dogs. And I could never do it anyways (keep them outside), I did it once with one dog I owned a long time ago, but I couldn't do it again. I couldn't imagine having such limited contact with my dogs. Could you? It would drive me crazy! It was hard enough visiting Luigi on a day like today, let alone a dog too.
Who says it's cold?
So the 24's have been napping, snuggling, and playing treat games to pass the time. They are handling things pretty well, even Brut, for the time being. You know it is cold when you start rooting for 12F (-11) as your high temperature for the day. BOL! Hopefully we'll come close to reaching it.
I know many of you in the States have been feeling this Arctic blast and we hope you and your pets are safe and warm. We feel your pain. We are wrapped in blankets for you!
until next time
The 24 Paws of Love
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