Last weekend was my turn for a chilly, winter walk with my mom. We walk a lot one on one with our mom, but sometimes it is fun to take a special walk to a more fun place than where we usually walk. It was my turn, so we headed out into the cold, armed with ourselves and a cellphone.
In the fashion world I think I would be considered a fall. If you look at how well I blend into the brown, dried grasses and trees, it is obvious why. I’m almost wearing camouflage furs!
When we got to the old barn, I look like a tiny flea on the doormat, but it is such a pretty spot, I wanted to include the photo no matter how small I look.
The air temperature wasn’t too bad, but there was a nasty wind. I refused to turn around to face the camera for this photo. You can see how my furs are slicked back from the wind!
Because the walking trails are all around lakes and ponds, there was lots of ice. Sadly we keep getting rain every two weeks or so which also melts snow and causes a lot of ice build up in inconvenient places. The heavy winds pushed much of the water off the paths, but it did collect and make conditions icy in places like this “tunnel to nowhere”.
It appears that lots of folks have been snowmobiling on this lake. I don’t think it is particularly safe, but it is not my problem if they fall in, I guess. Mom and I enjoyed our hour or so winter walk together. We had a tasty, warm breakfast when we got home, and then I settled in for my morning nap. Getting up and working out first thing in the morning does a dog and their human good!