Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

“I Don’t Like Snow!”

on January 7, 2014

Hi everyone! We’re finally getting back to normal around here. The holidays were crazy hectic, and not always in a good way. DD started things off with a bad head cold, followed by me getting the flu while traveling (I’m still down and out a bit), DH is now coming down with “something”, and Daisy’s tummy has been doing some nasty things for the past two weeks.

Today we’re in the grip of those frigid temps that are plaguing much of the country. Our actual temperature this morning is 3 degrees, but the wind chill makes it feel like -17! YIKES! I guess if I have to be stuck inside anyway, this is a good time for it happen. πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, we got about 8 inches of snow the other day, and Daisy didn’t want any part of it. We had her trained so well to be an indoor/outdoor dog – she’d do her “thing” outside when we took her out on normal days, but she knew to “take care of business” on the wee-wee pad inside when the weather was really bad.

Well, not anymore. This trip seems to have completely destroyed her cross-training. Now she only wants to go outside, and if she refuses to go because of the weather, she leaves us “presents” anywhere except on the wee-wee pad. We’re trying to retrain her for indoors again, but it’s not working.

Anyway, here’s what happened after the snowfall the other day. One valiant attempt that lasted all of half a minute, and it was all over. It took longer to suit her up!

I don't want to go in the snow!

I don’t want to go in the snow!

Oh okay, I'll give it a try.

Oh okay, I’ll give it a try.

Nope, that's it! I refuse! Take me back in where it's warm and dry!

Nope, that’s it! I refuse! Take me back in where it’s warm and dry!



38 responses to ““I Don’t Like Snow!”

  1. Kuruk says:

    I’ll take your snow! Woooooowoooooo!

  2. I agree with you Daisy, I’m also not a fan of snow. The only funny thing is, that you can write yellow messages in this white cold stuff :o)

  3. I always feel bad for dogs that have to go outside to potty. We would always shovel a piece of yard so Roxy could go without getting buried in the snow.

  4. Will and Eko says:

    We’re ready for spring here in Chicago as well. Snow is nice, but combined with sub-zero temps? No thanks!

  5. KDKH says:

    Short dogs have a worse time of it, for sure! Using all 4 legs now?

  6. jan says:

    We hate snow. We think those pictures of happy dogs in the snow have to be photoshopped.

  7. barb19 says:

    I can’t blame Daisy for not wanting to go out in that snow, brrrr, looks mighty cold! Is her leg all healed up now?

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Her leg is doing much better now Barb, thanks for asking! I plan to do an update post on it soon. She’s limping less but is still afraid to use that leg sometimes, but the vet says that’s pretty much all it is now – fear of pain. He said over the next few weeks she’ll start to forget about being afraid of the pain. πŸ™‚ What a relief to have the worst of this behind us!

  8. I just can’t blame Daisy! You wouldn’t be able to drag me outdoors either. LOL! You poor souls have had such a time of it! I need to quickly wish you a very HEALTHY and peaceful new year. It’s time for a shift in energies, I’m sure you agree. Feel better soon…and I do hope your husband escapes it. As for the weather…I am in complete awe! I don’t think I’d be able to leave the house under any conditions! Brrrr!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      LOL I do think it’s easier to be raised in temps like this than to move here later on! We’re hoping that our energies change too. Everyone seems to be sick, though. There are a lot of strong, nasty bugs going around. Ugh.

  9. 2browndawgs says:

    This weather is not great for potty retraining. We had -14 for the last couple of days and wind chills -35-40. It has been brutal. We have had to take brown dawgs out multiple times and only for a short time.

  10. Coccolino says:

    I’m with you all the way, Daisy! No more cold white stuff!

  11. Novroz says:

    Huahahaha…she clearly hates it! Who would choose such cold compare to the warmth inside anyway πŸ˜‰

  12. ILoveDogs says:

    Oh no! What if you shovel away a bare spot? Thankfully, Maya and Pierson love the snow and didn’t care if it was below zero. Although, I must admit that one of them peed on the porch rather than going into the yard.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s exactly what we did – we dug away a nice 2-foot square on the grass, and that fixed the problem. We still wish Daisy would be a “cross-trained” doggy again though!

  13. Mags Corner says:

    Sweet Daisy we are with you, we wouldn’t want to go out in the snow either. Stay nice warm and safe while it so cold and all that snow is on the ground. Hugs and nose kisses

  14. Misaki says:

    Send me your snow!!

  15. kolytyi says:

    I think your staff needs some cross-training, Daisy! I hope this helps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYTqW57u8JE

  16. megtraveling says:

    Daisy does look cute in her little coat! Let’s hope it warms up soon… πŸ™‚

  17. wisejourney says:

    so very cute..I love snow…all we have had this winter is rain and more rain!

  18. optie says:

    Oh poor Daisy, can totally understand why you don’t like the snow. Ozzy and Milo fret about having to go on wet grass.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      They definitely wouldn’t like snow then! Daisy goes on wet grass, but then we fret about cleaning up her paws! And oh, that “wet doggy” smell is not something we look forward to!

  19. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Hey Daisy

    I’ll swap you for a day, all we ever get is sunshine – I’d love me some snow!

    Stay warm

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

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