Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snow Bunny

**WARNING This post is very image heavy!**

We've gotten plenty of snow recently - nothing compared to some of our East Coast friends - but enough that Addie has been enjoying the benefits.

Snow always does strange things to Addie.

Sometimes, it turns her into a rabbit.

Sometimes, it makes her contemplative.

She gets bouncy in the snow.

Or just plain goofy!

But mainly, she just wants me to play with her.

But the fun has to end sometime... "Do we HAVE to go in?"

It's really a good thing that Addie lives somewhere that gets plenty of snow. She LOVES it and could play all day if I let her. Of course, she always comes inside covered in snow and tracks it all over the house. I wouldn't survive the winter without having a little set up right by the door full of all the supplies I need:
A big rug
Big towels
Slicker brushes
I use the brushes to brush through the big snowballs that cling to her legs. It helps break them up quickly and prevents her from matting. Also, I don't know how I'd get by without my dryer. When she has a LOT of snow on her, I don't even bother drying her - I just take her down to where I groom and blast all the snow off with my dryer.I bought it for grooming, as it was relatively inexpensive (about $90) and can tackle her coat pretty well. It's certainly not a dryer that a professional groomer would use regularly in the shop, but it works just fine for my home grooming. But it's also excellent for keeping Addie dry and mat-free in the winter! I'd highly recommend it to anyone who bathes their dog at home or whose dog enjoys the snow, like Addie.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What gorgeous shots of you in the snow, Addie! We love the pretty white stuff too!
Merry Christmas!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Bobbie @ Silverwalk said...

Alas, in southeast MO we get more rain and ice than snow. My hounds don't appreciate the rain like Addy does the snow - they barely go outside for their business. Glad you were spared the really deep, heavy stuff. I was reared in MN so understand snow :). Lovely photos - thanks - and merry Christmas.

Sue said...

What fun!! My dogs are jealous. We're having spring here. It's 52 degrees today and we've had no snow yet this winter. Tsar is depressed. Our curly coated dogs really do pick up snowball in the coats, especially the legs and feet.

Two Country Poodles said...

We go crazy in the snow too!

Merry Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Pee Ess: we love your blow dryer idea...We will let momma know...We love being blow dryed!

Natalie said...

Thanks all!

Bobbie - good thing you don't get much snow in your area! We actually just got a ton more snow these past 2 days and now it's really deep. Addie's been loving it but she's working hard to get through it!

Sue - you can come take some snow anytime ; )

Mollie and Bobo - it must be a Poodle thing. Good luck with the blow dryer if you get one, it's a lifesaver!