Monday, November 23, 2009

Playing in the Snow

Scott thought it would be fun to train Sissy to use a harness and pull something, like an old foam sled with a weight on it. Besides, she likes to try pulling me on the leash, why not pull something on the snow. Maybe skijoring is in our future? Scott thought it would be good winter excercise, for Sissy.

Sissy isn't too keen on the idea of it all. The noise the sled makes sliding along, having something trailing her, other than me... She stops alot, jumps around trying to get away from it. When she can't, she lays down and barks at Scott when he trys to coax her to come toward him.

After awhile she get better, once she's started down the drive, heading out toward the road. With Scott beside her she thinks she's going for a walk. There's little resistance in weight and speed on packed snow.

Until now ... not going to happen, jumping from 20 pounds to 100+ pounds on the sled, Nope she says.

The closer she gets to the house the more she's distracted by this THING that's following her! And it starts all over...

After quite a few trips up and down the drive and over to the shop and back, they both had had enough... excercise for Scott and excitement for Sissy that is. : )

Monday, November 9, 2009

First Snow

Wow, we awoke to our first snow accumulation of the season. It's Beautiful!

Covering everything with a white blanket.

Winter is officially here.

Here to stay, for the next 5 months or so.

And then we're reminded of one of the downfalls of playing in the snow - snow balls between the toes and freezing paws!