In typical East Coast fashion we had a taste of spring at the beginning of the week; and in typical East Coast fashion, Wednesday was a massive snow storm. Ranger doesn’t mind what the weather is like (until it’s above +24) so we’ve had some great time out enjoying all types of weather.
Wednesday was the now scheduled dumping of snow. Apparently it was horrific out there and there had been calls for 40+cm but from my vantage point (I think I got as close to the outside as opening the door to let Ranger out potty) it didn’t seem as bad as previous Wednesday storms. The backyard didn’t fill up nearly as much, but that may have been due to the wind. Will and Ranger had their traditional wrestling match in the backyard after the walk had been shovelled.
And of course, the wrestling matches inside.
Thankfully they were able to keep each other pretty entertained while the storm went on outside.
Yesterday we headed out to the school yard. Ranger has so much fun in the snow that this is the first year I think I have actually not minded it as much. Despite the freeze your face off windchill it was sunny and Ranger blew off all the pent up energy from the day before.
We were out for about 40 minutes and it seems that Ranger has finally had a breakthrough regarding fetch. He actually went out and returned the Kong Wubba over a dozen times before I called it quits (not that I wanted to, but the last thing I need is ending on a bad note by over doing it).
Ranger was fine plowing through the deep snow and even today doesn’t seem stiff or sore. I however had a little incident with Ranger slamming into my hand and have a nice little bruise to show for it. It didn’t get any darker yet so not that impressive.
This morning our walk took much longer than normal since the trail had yet to be broken. Trying to break trail with a dog on a longline who prefers to walk DIRECTLY in front of you in case the deer make an appearance makes everything take a lot longer and I needed to stop for frequent breaks.
Heard from the rescue today that we might be getting a new foster in soon. Excitement.