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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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got the winter blues ? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...nine+Corner%29

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My guys actually seem happier in the winter months. Fred is much more lively on our walks. Maybe it's because they spend a lot of their day resting on the couch. That room gets a lot of afternoon light.





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The dogs I have now are all fine with the darkish days, although they don't like the rain much. When I first moved here from So. CA my little shih tzu Poohkey would get seemly real depressed in the winter...my Vet told me to get a special light box, even showed me that his kennel is fitted with them. One hour a day exposure it worked.

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cool. I know it bothers me. By the end of January, I get the blues.

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Me too Dave I had a special light for awhile when I was giving manicures . I should get one for my computer area.

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I know i'm in the minority, but I really don't mind dark days. In fact, in the summer when we have a long stretch of sunny hot days ,I get depressed with that!
When we have sunny days in the winter I open the front door and Whimsy will lay there and soak up the rays mid day. Sometimes I will sit on the floor there with her.
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I hear ya there Evelyn.

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I hate the short days and long nights of winter. The little ones -- doesn't seem to bother them at all.

Just Milo and me, and . . . Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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I'm with you, Evelyn. I, too, get depressed with too many sunny, warm days. Cloudy days are my favorite, especially in the winter. I think it's so cozy, especially with a fire in the fireplace, a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallow and a peppermint stick and a good book. Just love it.


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Our pups are far more lively when out for walks during the winter months,as soon as the temperature gets above 70 they become sluggish!

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