Brrrr Brrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

It is too cold out there! I’m not out long these days cause I can’t go for walkies and zoomies. Thankfreakinggoodness! Momma makes me wear a sweater and puts goo on my paws. She’s threatening to get footwear for me, too. All this cause I hobbled on 2 paws since the other 2 were cold. Hope it’s not 6° F where you live! Brrrrrrr!

sweater on, ready to freeze my nuts off! Oh, wait….

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Brrrr. Today is a dog shirt and sweater day. Yes, 2 layers.  Phineas hates the wind and where we are it feels like 0° F. Again brrrrrrrrrrr.

Since Phin knew it was a yucky day, he lounged under the covers till 10:30.  I’ll admit I did too. So I was a little productive, I checked my emails at work. Then went back to snuggling.

When he got up I figured it was time to take him out before he got too antsy.  I’m sure glad I did. By the time I put on warmer clothes and got him dressed in his shirt and sweater , I’ll betcha dog biscuits 10 minutes went by.

We went out for a short walk. We didn’t see anyone else outside. Shocker!  We did, however, hear the bark from Phins gal pal, Layla. He sat by her driveway hoping she would come out to say hi. She didn’t, so we moved along.

We went home and I let Phineas run around the yard. We just got back to doing this since the snow piles along the fence have diminished. He had a good time playing with a stick he found.

Look Ma! A stick!
Here you can see my shirt and my sweater!
I shall pounce on you Mr. Stick!

After a few minutes he was standing funny, occasionally lifting a paw. His little paws were getting cold so he was ready to come inside. I took off his sweater, but left his very cool shirt on.

One of my fav shirts! WOOF!

He promptly sat on the sofa. I think he likes that spot for the view and for the heater below. Who can blame him.

What does your pup wear when it’s frigid out? Let us know!

Working for His Dinner

Today we had a wee little bit o snow.  Phin wasn’t really excited about white stuff so after a very brief walk we headed inside to warm up.

When it stopped snowing we geared up again and headed out.  After Phineas watered(I felt I had to clarify that detail) the sign post across the street, I changed out his regular leash for the 30′ lead we have. I brought along some kibble and his Chuckit!.  For those not sure what that is, here is a link.  It comes in different sizes. The longer the handle,  the farther the ball will go. It saves your arm from actually throwing balls the old fashioned way.  We’ve been trying to play fetch once a day and also throw in some training…mainly sit, come and place.  Phineas is a terrier mix so it is a tad tricky to keep him focused even with treats. 

Each day he gets a little better…sort of.  It is so cute to have him sit and then I walk away maybe 100′ or so. When I give him the command to come he hauls his little butt so fast and plops down by my side. I’m sure it’s because he loves me. Welllllll, maybe it’s for the treats.

Today he wasn’t really into fetch.  It is kinda chilly out so I can’t blame him.  On the way home I accidentally dropped the Chuckit.  To my surprise Phineas picked it up and carried it partway home! There’s one more thing we should work on, having him carry his toys to and fro.


Does your pup work and tote his toys outside or to the park? Is there snow where you live?  Fill us in!