Too much snow for Scooter (video)

I remember when we were kids in Chicago, and had one of those insane blizzards (I want to say 1967), and our dog would just get buried by the snow. She loved it. She’d dive in, medium sized 20 to 25 pound dog that she was, and just get buried by the snow and leap from position to position, slowly making her way through it. That was Gypsy, the mutt.

Sasha, my current dog, a yorkie-bichon, has zero interest in snow. Snow is one more thing for the little diva to have to trouble her feet with, and we’ll be having none of that. (And being a rather intelligent dog, I have a sneaking suspicion that Sasha understands that snow is just another way to say w-a-t-e-r.) I was disappointed. I remember how our dog Lady, Gypsy’s puppy (back in the ’60s you let your dogs have puppies), loved to dig her snout in the snow and kind of throw it in the air.

Of course, part of Sasha’s disinterest in the snow may come from her size, she’s only ten pounds, and the fact that the snow forms mats of ice in her fur. It’s a mess taking her out in the snow – I literally have to blow dry the ice off of her belly. Fortunately for Sasha, we haven’t had much snow in DC for a few years now, and there wasn’t much in Chicago over Christmas either.

Anyway, enjoy this guy’s dog, Scooter, who apparently does like the snow.

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  • Years ago our miniature longhair Dachshunds would leap from the door into the Ann Arbor snowdrifts. You could see them appearing and disappearing like Loc Ness Monsters chasing little ground voles who had made tunnels way below.

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  • Omg, I can only imagine a golden. That’s what Sasha’s belly is like with snow. I can only imagine the entire (large) dog.

  • I’m fine with it, I think we even have the little upload thingy at the bottom of the comment box. Just make sure that you have the rights to post the photo, or that it’s public domain. In this case, it’s your photo so obviously fine. Go for it!

  • Moderator3

    I don’t know John’s policy, but there’s no doubt about him loving animals.

  • HeartlandLiberal

    Don’t know what John’s policy is for the blog on posting pics in comments, but I have a fantastic shot of our 15 pound Maine Coon cat being held up for the camera to see his belly, right after he came back in from playing in six inches of snow a few years ago. His entire underside was covered with small snow balls, globs of snow I had to laboriously comb out of his fur. It was hilarious. He was not amused.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Our first Golden would put her snout in the snow as well. She would leave her snout in the snow as she ran through the yard. We said she was playing snow plow. She also like rolling in the snow. Getting the crusted snow off of her was a two men job.

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