Monday, January 15, 2018

Ostrich Dogs

After days of being trapped at home, we finally got out of the neighborhood early last week. Our neighborhood was still covered with ice and the plowed snow piled up on the curbs made it difficult to share the roads with traffic, so we headed out to the state park. 

At first, I wasn't sure we'd be able to get a walk in because there was snow blocking the entrance to our normal parking lot, but we drove farther into the park and were able to find another spot to start our adventure.

No boats in the marina right now.

Parts of the trail were covered in deep snow and I sank down over the tops of my boots. Parts of the trail were covered in just an inch or two of snow. Other parts had tracks made by other people and dogs who had gotten out before us. It was quite the work out for all three of us!


We had plans to go out on the beach to get more pictures of the lake, but when we got to the best entrance to the beach, I sunk in up to my knees (although the girls were able to stand on top of the snow with no issues!), so I decided it was best for us to turn around.


The girls didn't mind, though. On the trek back to the car, there were plenty of good smells in the tall grasses along the trail. Rye wasn't going to let a little snow keep her from enjoying those smells.


And what one dog does, the other dog has to do, too.


My cheeks were freezing and I was ready to get home to have some of the soup I'd made in the crockpot the day before, but the girls didn't think twice about plunging their faces deep into the snow.




Days like this make me wonder if there might be a little bit of ostrich in their DNA.

8 comments:

  1. Or fox! They are reminding me of the faceplants that foxes do when they dive for lemmings! That was so interesting - I've never seen a snowy marina before. It's one of those things that just seems wrong, like rain on a beach. I'm glad the dogs had a good time, and I do hope they lrt you home to your warm soup eventually! 😊

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    1. Oh how cute! We've only seen foxes when the've been running across a field or into the woods, so I didn't know they faceplanted into snow, too! I love that!

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  2. Looks great out there. Walking through the deep snow is a great workout for everyone. We got about four inches last night and will be out in it this morning. Nothing too deep, but it still does add to the workout on the morning walk if it isn't plowed which it probably will not be.

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    1. It is nice when we're all ready for a nap when we haven't even walked 2 miles!

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  3. I love it! I actually have some of these types of photos too, that I was going to share! Maybe we should start a blog hop...ostrich dogs....LOL.
    You need some snowshoes! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I think we'll definitely be taking enough pictures like this over the next months that we could keep a bog hop going for a while ;)

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  4. Both my dogs love doing this, and it's so darn cute when they come out with it on their nose!

    By far the hardest workout I have is walking in snow, regardless of whether it's been walked in or not.

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    1. I agree! Snow covered noses are the cutest.

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