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16 Mar 2008

Puppies in the snow!   by Evangeline Samuel

Snow in March? Here in Arkansas? That was weird but exciting since we do not get to see much snow here. Last week, on Friday, it snowed and it actually stuck to the ground! By the end of the day we had more than 6 inches of snow on the ground. The dogs in my neighborhood are used to going for walks everyday with their owners. How would they be able to go out in the snow? Dogs normally do not need coats to keep them warm, but after they have lived indoors they get used to the comfortable temperature inside that their under fur(which is what helps to keep them warm) does not grow anymore. This makes them vulnerable to the elements. My daughter's puppy is a Morkie, so she is part Maltese and part Yorkie. She has the hair (or fur) like a Maltese. But they have her groomed and her hair is cut short. So when it snowed here we needed warm rain coats to keep the dogs from freezing. What about their feet? I normally wear only flip flops all year round. It does not bother me in the winter, sometimes I have to wear my toe socks to keep me warm. But neither of those were going to help me walk in 6 inches of snow. I needed some boots! Puppies need boots too. Their tender feet would freeze in the snow.

About the Author

Evangeline Samuel PhD. is a retired nurse who enjoys her daughter's dog, Kate's company, and loves dressing her up in designer dog clothesdog harnesses and dog rain coats.

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