Why Do Dogs Like Snow?

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC
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Rocky in the snowIt is another snowy day in Denver, Colorado with a balmy 21 degree temperature outside right now.  The snow flakes are flying like crazy across the frigid sky. Of course, that doesn't even begin to discourage my golden retriever Rocky from going outside to frolick in the snow.  He is only 10 months old and has become quite fascinated with the white fluffy stuff this year. 

I think the cold air and the fact that the snow is different than the norm just invigorates him and gears him up for play mode.  He runs figure eights in the backyard and slows down long enough to search for frozen hidden treasures.  He is so proud when he finds an old bone in the yard which has now turned into a Ben and Jerry's puppy treat.  I equate his excitement to that of a toddler going to MCDonald's fun land for the first couple of times.  He sees it as a new adventure and something really fun he can play in.  I know he gets bored on his bed in my office watching me type and needs to go out and blow off some steam whenever he gets the chance.  Since it is hard to take him for a walk right now, I am glad the snow can at  least amuse him for a bit.  I know that dogs can get frostbite on their feet, so Rocky is only allowed out in 5 minute intervals.  I think he would stay out there all day given the opportunity. 

Maybe we should be more like our pets and learn to appreciate the little things around us when they present themselves. 

Rocky

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Rainmaker
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Carol Zingone
Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty

Belinda, I remember from growing up in NJ my dog LOVED the snow! When I moved him to Florida, it took some adjusting to the beach from the white stuff, and I think he preferred the snow over the beach some days.

January 11, 2011 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
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Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC

That's funny Carol.  I would take the sand over the snow anyday!

January 11, 2011 10:19 AM
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Joyce Godwin
RE/MAX Realty Center, Houston Area Relocation Info
12810 Telge,Cypress,TX 77429 -Houston,Cypress,Spring,Tomball

Hi Belinda, Rocky is absolutely beautiful!  I love to watch dogs do things like run figure eights and have a blast like it sounds like Rocky is doing in the snow!  So fun to watch.   Also, love your new photo!

January 13, 2011 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
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Thanks Joyce.  Rocky has been digging in the snow this morning and is absolutely covered with mud now that the temperatures are reaching near 50.

January 14, 2011 01:59 PM
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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties

I'm taking my dogs up to the local mountains soon, they love to play in the snow. Cracks me up when they start digging!! 

January 28, 2011 05:59 PM
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