One of the things I looked forward to all Fall was Scarlett and Zak's first experience in the snow. Scarlett was sick when we got our first measurable snow; then Iwas sick and then it got bitterly cold - which, in this part of the world, means nights where the mercury drops to around - 20 degrees F and days where it never rises above zero. So we've been a little slow to get out and play in the snow but this past week we finally did.
Zak doing the bunny hop
Scarlett and Zak love the snow!! With their short little legs and long backs, they have to propel themselves by pushing up with their back legs and then taking a flying leap forward. Scarlett was doing this so gracefully yesterday that it almost looked like she was in slow motion. They love to stick their faces way down in a snow bank (brrr ...!!) and discover what treasures might by there (like a frozen 'poopcycle' or a bit of a pizza crust!)
Running through the snow helps develop good strong back muscles. The breeder I got Scarlett from said she disliked the heat but never minded the cold. Of course 'cold' is a relative term and means something entirely different in Alabama than it does here, but she really does seem to be in her element. Just like Princess and Dee Dee used to do, she will stand on three legs and alternately lift the fourth leg off the pavement for a brief warm up! With another week to go before it is officially 'winter', it is starting out as a very cold and snowy one.