Everyone was feeling it yesterday, but our chance finally came today as the temperatures rose to 15F. I didn't feel like going out in the cold, but I know I had to take the opportunity and it was so worth it!
I took everyone separate. It's easier on my back that way. It wasn't as cold as I thought and it didn't take long to get into the grove. Zappa was first as he usually is. He's my easy walker until he gets by himself and wants to direct the entire walk. He's so bossy! :)
Fiona wanted to walk through the woods. The trudge through the thick snow was difficult even with snowmobile tracks going down the path, but at least there was some kind of path. The walk was short and sweet, just like Fiona.
Blaze wanted to pull. And I mean PULL. I was so tempted to hook her up to the sled and let her take me down the road. She was so focused and centered. And the road...the road was perfect for sledding. But I resisted temptation, wrapped the leash around my shoulder blade and let her pull me up and down the road.
And then, last but not least was Chance. My sweet boy Chance. He has a way of wooing that sends tickles up and down my spine. He had become the grouchiest of all the dogs with that lack of connection and finally we were going to connect. To the road, the snow, the cold and to each other. And that we did.