I swear to you, Border Collies must be a polar breed.

out we go again so he can pretend to find a place to go and then play in the sleet.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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4 Responses to 1627

  1. bpitzer says:

    No, that’s any dog. My Yellow Lab is the same way. He’s supposed to be more of a water dog, but has to be coaxed into the water by people who are already in there, or other dogs who are swimming, but he goes nuts in the snow.

    The most fun, though, was my half Newfoundland/half Siberian Huskie dog that I had through high school, Little Bear (so named because she looked like a little bear cub as a puppy, especially her paws). She went nuts for both the water and the snow. We knew the minute the first flake fell, night or day. I swear she could smell the stuff. Later in life, when her hips were so arthritic that she had trouble standing up on her own sometimes, I remember her going out in the yard when the snow was 2 feet high, and she couldn’t move out of it, hardly. But she was just loving being out there, so she jumped out as best she could, and when she landed, she just pulled her legs up from the holes they were in and tucked them under her body, and laid in her snow nest for as long as we let her. Of course, we tried not to let her do it for too long of a stretch, because of her arthritis, but not letting her do it at all would have been even more cruel, I think.

    Point is, dogs love snow. Practically every dog I’ve ever met. Come to think of it….most people do, too, even if they don’t like living in it. *grin*

  2. maxdwolf says:

    My cats hate snow and sleet and rain and cold. But none will keep them from going outside. It’s just too exciting out there to them.

  3. gardenwaltz says:

    we had to be fairly forceful about keeping our dimmest cat, Rumble, out of the snow. the thing is, he’s got the pelt of 5 normal cats and probably wouldn’t come back until the next day. i’m sure he’d feel ok about it, but i don’t think letting a cat stay outdoors in 20 degree temps all night is humane.

  4. maxdwolf says:

    No, but that’s what cat doors are for in our book. :)
    Suprisingly, even the shorthair, Lucifer (pictured), will go out for some time in 20 degree weather or less.

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