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Snow and Havs?

I know some dogs love the snow, but apparently Hanna is not among them. This morning I had to drag her over the threshold to go outside. After she was done going, she suddenly went completely lame. She was dragging one of her back legs (so it wouldn't touch the snow, I realized later) and throwing one of her front legs around like it was a useless limb. She looked so off-kilter. I was startled and bent down to look at her legs and expected to see a sliced paw pad or something. Finally inside, she shook off the snow and started trotting around like nothing happened. I just stared at her and she looked at me, of course her expression was like, "What?"

We've knicknamed her "The Princess".
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My girl does not like the snow either, but the boys love it.

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we aren't lucky enough to get snow!!

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My Princess (real name, named by my 8-yr-old daughter) loves the snow but when it's REALLY cold, like below zero, she can only stand it for a couple minutes. Then she will start holding a foot up or will kind of sit down like her legs have failed her. She will look at me with a pitiful face that says something like "help me! my feet are frozen!" Then I pick her up and carry her back inside. Once inside, she's happy as can be. I can't blame her; I wouldn't want to stand in the snow barefoot either!

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Kodi sometimes limps outside when the ground is very cold too. I've noticed, however, that if youcan get him engaged in play, all of a sudden, the "lameness" goes away.. I think they are just big babies!


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Brody is a huge wuss when it's cold outside. Sucks to be him since it's winter here for half the year! He tries to hop around on 1 foot with 3 up in the air. If he could levitate he'd be a happy boy. I found he was MUCH happier outside with boots on. They're a pain to get on, but worth it since he'll tromp around happily outside with them on while he won't without. He's good to about -10C (when it's dry cold) without though for just quick trips out to the washroom, but he'll still hobble/hop on the way back to the door.

He has no problem burying his nose in the snow to sniff at the ground though, no matter how cold it is out there so we always come back with his face covered in snow.

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we aren't lucky enough to get snow!!
Be very careful what you wish for!! We have had the worst week I can remember in a long time. Snow, freezing rain, power out, no way to drive in it and now trees down, power lines down -- just saying be very very careul what you wish for!! This storm is costing the state and many businesses and homeowners alot of money and grief. Linda

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LOL, ya we got flooded, it was pretty nasty this weekend! we have snow about 45 minutes away in every direction, just none here! we get a few inches once a year or so ... it just looks so pretty and fun!!

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Be very careful what you wish for!! We have had the worst week I can remember in a long time. Snow, freezing rain, power out, no way to drive in it and now trees down, power lines down -- just saying be very very careul what you wish for!! This storm is costing the state and many businesses and homeowners alot of money and grief. Linda
Yes, you got it a lot worse up there than we did here (Longview). It stayed above freezing for the most part here - we did get about 6-8 inches piled up but then the snow turned to rain and it melted off very quickly. We really got lucky. I did see a few trees with broken limbs due to the weight of the snow. I have a son who lives in Seattle and drives a delivery truck - I worried about him. They chained up and I guess he made it through it. I know I wouldn't want to drive up there with those hills and ice.

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These Havs are house dogs and most of us do baby them, and then we expect them to go outside in the snow and cold and not protest. I know I wouldn't want to be out there running around in my bare feet! I was out knocking the snow off the evergreens with a stick and I had garden gloves on and still about froze my hands and it was 34 degrees out!

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