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Winter, part two...

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by GlennR, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    Sometimes I think Willow is like the energizer bunny without an off switch but then I sometimes see that even puppies need their rest.

    I walked five miles with Willow this morning, all in one go because it was pretty empty on the trails. We did have to back off one trail as the coywolves were right there at the trailhead. In any case, Willow must walk two or three times as far as me as she races around checking everything out.


    When we got home it was only a few minutes until she settled down for a power nap.


    It may seem counter-intuitive but I find on bad weather days that taking her for one long walk is easier than splitting it into two or three walkabouts. I suppose having to towel her off and dress her up and take it all off again is what makes winter walks more work.
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  2. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Moderator

    Oct 31, 2009
    Southern California
    Yeah it would get old having to dress both you and your dog up several times a day and then cleaning up after. I dread really rainy days just for the clean-up aspect even if all they are doing is racing out to the yard to do their business several times a day. I think a 5 mile walk daily is pretty darn good! How long does it take you?
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  3. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    Normally we end up at a pace of twenty minutes a mile. That goes out the window if we meet many of her friends. This morning it was 100 minutes as we met no one.
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  4. Ann

    Ann Moderator

    Feb 25, 2008
    Western Connecticut
    Your walks look like such fun, Glenn...except for those coywolves, they would scare me off! Willow is a great companion, and what a terrific exercise partner!
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