The thing about having a dog is that you have a friend that is always there for you, patiently waiting for a look or a pat or a friendly word. Unconditional love.
The thing about having a dog is that he must go out for a walk, rain or shine, sleet or hail or snow. Fresh air, whether you wanted it or not, and whether you thought you had time for it.
Most of last night, it rained – this morning, it turned to snow. With the temperature hovering around zero, one would think that it would still be nice enough outside – but add a wind and it is a biting -7 C or so, and it puts the roses in your cheeks when you face it.
Walking along behind Snoopy in the fresh snow, I made an interesting discovery. You may have heard of dogtracking. It is when the front and rear wheels of a vehicle are not directly lined up , but the back is to one side. Often dogs are like that (hence the name). Snoopy always lists to the left. But look at his tracks. The left ones are made by his rear feet – the right by his front ones. I never noticed that before.
I was cold when I got home – Snoopy loves the snow and didn’t want to come inside. Crazy desert dog!