Seasons According To The Wonder Pup
OMG winter is almost here if it isn’t already. I went to bed last night and it was freezing cold with a few snow flurries out my window. It was actually a beautiful site. I even left the blinds pulled up a little bit in my bedroom so I could watch until I fell asleep which means summer is definitely gone for good.
But this is not how seasons are determined in my house; a little Wonder Pup decides them. Here is how it goes. It starts getting colder in the morning so that means that I jump up out of bed and turn on the heater before the alarm clock rings for the third time. Tooters and I love the snooze button. While it is warming up Tooters, the Wonder Pup, and myself huddle under the covers waking up. After this is done I have to force the dog out of the bed just to go outside to potty. This is the first indication the seasons are turning because normally she will race me to the door. My next indication is after she comes in to eat breakfast while Tooters and I get ready for the day, she hides in her crate under her blanky. Now I have to bribe her to come out so I can put her outside while I am at work.
Don’t worry it is not like I send her out in the elements to freeze. She has another large dog crate in the backyard covered with an old piece of heavy carpet to keep the wind out and some fleece piled up inside to keep her warm. Besides when it gets to cold I leave her inside in her bed until it warms up during the day sometimes she prefers to stay there all day. I know this because for such a little dog she has tons of muscles. She will dig her little feet in and refuse to move no matter how much I pull on her.
Well last night a storm moved into the area, it is still kind of cold and cloudy today. I ran home on my lunch break to let her out for a potty break and she refused yet again to go outside when I offered it. So I finally broke down and brought out one of her shirts. Holy crap on a cracker she was so excited you would have thought I was offering up a steak lol.
Now don’t laugh at me. Sure she is spoiled but she only has clothes for the cold seasons, I felt sorry for her sitting around and shivering all the time. This is what I mean by the seasons according to my dog. She is now wearing her lightweight fall shirt. As it gets colder the heavier her sweaters get. Please don’t judge, but she even has a going out walking/visiting fancy sweater. Does this mean I am finally morphing into that crazy lady on the corner that treats the pets like kids? I know winter is fully here when she starts wearing her lightweight shirt to bed at night.