If you live in New England, that is a given. Snowstorms have become a Tuesday routine, with shoveling being a Wednesday chore. Parker and Skye are no longer enjoying freshly fallen snow, they actually dread going outside. We can't go to the park or go hiking, so the only exercise option available is the beach.
I enjoy the beach because:
- I can play fetch with Skye, and she can't drop the ball in the woods, down a cliff, etc. as she is prone to doing elsewhere. She has not yet discovered that she can drop it into the ocean, thank goodness.
- Parker is easier to spot than he is on the snow.
- I can easily see people and other dogs before they get close.
- It's just plain beautiful.
I'm not a fan of the beach because:
- I don't control the tides. So if high tide is not at a convenient time, I have about 10 feet of sand to run back and forth on. Luckily, today was not one of those days, so there is no photo for this point.
- Parker insists on splashing in the waves, which leads to a funky smelling Parker. Skye convinces herself that if Parker is doing it, she should too. Then I end up with a wet, cold, and very unhappy pit bull.
In the end, I'm just happy we have a place to go where they can run. So here is my question for you- how are you tiring your pooches out? Or do your dogs have the magical ability to slow down in the winter, and simply don't need as much exercise? If that is the case you can still tell me, but I promise I'll be very jealous. I still think a lazy pit bull is a myth or a fairy tale.
|I am a myth!|