Naturally, I was stoked to find that I did not have to go to school today mostly because it meant that I got to stay home and play with my dog all day. I was more than happy to play with him inside but when my dad told me to take him for a walk I was a little less stoked to go out into the blizzard. But my sister and I bundled up in as many layers as we could (3 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of socks and 3 jackets) because I’m a wimp and can’t handle the cold. We even put Cooper in his little doggie jacket, as much as he hates it.
It was exhausting because the roads had yet to been plowed so we had to trudge through 8 inches of snow while our 1 year old pup dragged us in every possible direction. Just when we started heading home, out of breath and exhausted, Cooper ran into one of his puppy friends and had no desire of going home just yet. The struggle was not only staying on our feet but also pulling a 70 lb dog and not freezing our butts off. Still fun though.
Playing outside in a blizzard will be fun as long as you bundle up as tightly as possible. The second one little snowflake gets in your boot, it’s game over. But of course that’s a risk I’m willing to take. Maybe next time I’d suggest wearing boots with some traction; if you’re looking to slip on the ice every second then I recommend LL Bean Boots, otherwise maybe something a bit sturdier. Overall, the effort it takes to put on as many pants as you can find pays off when you get to play in clean fresh snow on your day off from school.
Here’s a video of my lil pup frolicking in the snow featuring my big sis Mary getting dragged by him (Flowers in Your Hair by The Lumineers)