Living in Minnesota, we all know how brutal Midwestern winters can be. We endure sub-zero temperatures, blizzards that can bring feet of snow, and what can feel like only a few hours of sunlight at a time, because we love calling this beautiful state Home. Quiet mornings after a fresh snowfall, coming in after a day of fun in the snow to warm up by the fire with a mug of cocoa, or having a great excuse to stay in for the night and binge-watch the newest Netflix show with a cozy blanket and your dog at your side, are the types of things that make the “Minnesota Winter” great.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Top Dog,
you could hear the pups snoring, and snorting like hogs!
Their collars were hung on the gates of their suites,
in anticipation of morning, and play time and treats.
The Collies were snuggled, all nestled in their beds,
while visions of herding sheep, danced in their heads.
And Reilly with his tennis ball, and Aussie with his bone,
1. Watering the Christmas tree is not the same as lifting your leg on the pine in the front yard . . . Don’t do it . . . as tempting as it may be.
2. A turd on the rug does not a present make.
3. Remember that not all the packages under the tree are for you . . . even the ones that smell yummy!
4. Oh . . . and about that tree . . . don’t drink the water under it.
AWE . . . Spring is here in Minnesota. I’m so happy for the warm weather! The snow has gone, the grass is greening, flowers are blooming and the birds are singing! As much as we’d like to just sit back and enjoy it, all of these bring potential problems for our dogs that we need to prepare for.