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Chow Chow Loves Snow.

19th nov2011 Santa's 3rd winter-219th nov 2011 1st snow fall19th nov 2011  1st snow fall

Our chow chows love  the cold winter season. They love playing in the snow and can spend hours  out door even when temperature is –20deg C.
My only fear is their pawls getting frost bite. They dislike wearing  doggie boots. Santa’s favourite action is to immersed this head into  piles of snow.
Yesterday was this year 1st snow fall  and it continued   for  morning the next day lasting more than 12 hrs.  Clearing the drive way is a tough job  but full of fun specially with our 2  crazy dogs trying to stop the  the snow board.
The moment I had pushed the snow into a pile they will jump on top of it. Normally  when I command “ Go home” they will walk back into the house. However when there is snow around, commanding them into the house  takes some shouting before they obey.

I can see their displeasure when they walk slow back towards the door with their heads down and constantly turning  their heads back to look at me as if to say—“ I want to play, can I stay” . Once I see their sad expression, I have to reverse by command. The word  “come” will see 2 rushing bodies galloping into the snow pile.

For the past 2 years I have not been able to create a snowman, The moment  I built the body , Santa will jump on to the snow pile. I had given up making a snow man thereafter.

Winter has arrives- 1st snow fall 28th Nov.


PB280026This Sunday started as any normal Sunday,feed  our chow chows and depart for the weekly trip to the supermarket.
By Midday snow started to fall, with a snowing weather double quick our shopping, as I do not like to be on the road on a snowy day.

Teddy and Santa seems to be able  to smell that there is a change in weather, the moment we  open the door, both of them cannon out to play in the snow.
Our chow chows loves the snow, they start to have their doggies play fight and frolicking all over the snow on driveway.
My wife and I took this opportunity to have some fun in the snow. 
Snow seem to activate out outdoor spirit.  Teddy and Santa  have a good 3 plus hours of fun.Have to force them to return back to the house ,as I am afraid they might  get frost bite. With them back into the house, 1st winter labour work starts, sweeping all the snows from the drive way. Look like it is time to spruce up for Christmas.

Santa & Teddy playing in the snow

Winter is here

Every year when the trees started  to become  bald and the environment  loses it’s greenery changing to various shade of grey, this will give me a down crested feeling.
Another  year  has flown past by, and I am moving into the sunset of my life. Life is uncomfortable during winter with it’s –20deg C temperature and the centre heating makes the house oven dry.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA13nov2010-1st snow fall (800x319)However, winter seems to give a new kick up to my 2 chows. With their very thick coat , they love the snow and the cold temperature.
they will remains outdoor unless, I force them to return back to the house. Eating snow is apparently their favourite  dessert.
I would like to leave them out the whole day, however I am afraid they might have frost bite on their pawls.
Chows are truly the Northern breed with their Mongolian background, living in a minus zero environment is  the norm.

Once in the house, with the heater on, they start to become lethargy and before long they will start to snooze float into their dream land.

Santa sleeping under a blanket

Poor Santa had his hair cropped during summer when he  developed rashes on his back.
Winter has arrived  a bit early this year. Temperature dropped to –1deg C yesterday, and when he sleep, he had to  curled up and tucked his legs under his body like a ball to keep warm. Without his full coat he is having a tough time weathering the cold spell.
Covering him with a blanket, and he sleeps happily, in a comfortable posture.