Well, this weekend we had our first snow that stuck to the ground, and the temperature has plummeted. The doggies are not happy. This is their first weekend, and they were first baffled, and then horrified at the white stuff covering the ground.
Even though both Loki and Ares are long haired Chihuahuas, they still don't do well with the cold. Even bundled in their jackets, they're shivering as soon as they hit the outside. Of course, so am I. I don't think anyone does well in 9 degree temperatures.
I ordered the pups some winter booties for the outside, but they're just not small enough and will have to be returned. Unfortunately, they were ordered online and will have to be returned via mail, which I hate. But, who knew the boys' paws were oh so tiny? I thought for sure xxsmall would be perfect. Ah well, you live and you learn.
For once I'm not praying for a snowy winter. The husband and I have been discussing some kind of outdoor shelter to help the dogs go outside and do their business without completely freezing their tails off. Hopefully we can come up with some options that won't break the bank. In the meantime, bathroom breaks are faster than ever, with the boys darting under blankets as soon as they get inside.
Ah, the joys of a New England winter!