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I felt so bad for Gibbs this moring. The weather here in Pgh was freezing rain on top of snow. Therefore, instead of being able to plow/tunnel/hop through the snow, Gibbs was walking on ice over snow. The problem was that everytime he took a step, the ice would break and one paw at a time would sink into the snow.

I give the little guy credit because he just kept trudging along. He finally reached a spot where he didn't break through the snow and had a good poop, but he never could find a place to pee.

I needed to get ready for work, so I said "time to go in" because I was now going to take him to the covered back deck off the dining room. As soon as I got to the front door, he whimpered and didn't want to go in. I knew it was because he had to pee and he knew he wasn't ready to go in the house. I said "it's OK" and he followed me in. I kept him on leash and walked into the dining room and he realized where I was taking him. He sprinted ahead to the French Doors. As soon as I opened them, he ran outside and relieved himself.


As I listened, I could have sworn I heard him say: aaahhhhh!!!!

Ok, it was me saying it out of empathy.

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I felt so bad for Gibbs this moring. The weather here in Pgh was freezing rain on top of snow. Therefore, instead of being able to plow/tunnel/hop through the snow, Gibbs was walking on ice over snow. The problem was that everytime he took a step, the ice would break and one paw at a time would sink into the snow.

I give the little guy credit because he just kept trudging along. He finally reached a spot where he didn't break through the snow and had a good poop, but he never could find a place to pee.

I needed to get ready for work, so I said "time to go in" because I was now going to take him to the covered back deck off the dining room. As soon as I got to the front door, he whimpered and didn't want to go in. I knew it was because he had to pee and he knew he wasn't ready to go in the house. I said "it's OK" and he followed me in. I kept him on leash and walked into the dining room and he realized where I was taking him. He sprinted ahead to the French Doors. As soon as I opened them, he ran outside and relieved himself.


As I listened, I could have sworn I heard him say: aaahhhhh!!!!

Ok, it was me saying it out of empathy.
What a good little guy!!!

Dave left for the office really early, and took Kodi out then, when the snow wasn't too deep here. Then my college age son was SUPPOSED to snow blow, but decided to sleep in late before he did it. When Kodi asked to go out about an hour ago, he couldn't get off the steps, the snow was so deep!!! Fortunately, he does have his litter box as a back-up. Very good thing this morning!!!

T is outside blowing now, so Kodi should be OK for a while. In fact, it looks like, at least at the moment, it has stopped. I think it's just a lull though… they said it will probably continue until this evening.


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Gibbs deserves a Big Hug and an Attaboy!
I too have the indoor option. Maggie only uses it when it's pouring rain. She prefers the outdoors. Fortunately we will miss this snow.
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We got about a foot of snow in Southern IL. It was snowing all day yesterday and when Chester would come back in from outside, he was all sprinkled with dainty snow (until it melted on him) Usually i walk in front of Chester to make a path to a bush or tree where he can pee.


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We got about a foot of snow in Southern IL. It was snowing all day yesterday and when Chester would come back in from outside, he was all sprinkled with dainty snow (until it melted on him) Usually i walk in front of Chester to make a path to a bush or tree where he can pee.
What a good mom you are!

I love it when they look like they are "sugar coated"!


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Ugg We had that ice crust problem for ages! Awful!!! But yeah a nice storm yesterday! I can't shovel (back issues) but I put on my snowshoes and make lots of trails for Atticus with little poop circles packed down off to the sides!

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Ugg We had that ice crust problem for ages! Awful!!! But yeah a nice storm yesterday! I can't shovel (back issues) but I put on my snowshoes and make lots of trails for Atticus with little poop circles packed down off to the sides!
Some people have crop circles, you have poop circles. I wonder what the aliens would think of that!


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