Ounce’s first snow adventure

It snowed!

I’ve been waiting ages to take some beautiful pictures of collies looking cute in snow.  Hmm, seems I shall be waiting a bit longer…

It was still snowing hard when we went out.  It eventually stopped, but even at the time we went out, the ground was quite churned up.  Plus, it was the wrong sort of snow!

It was wet and sticky, not dry and fluffy.

Chris commented that collies are a bit boring when it comes to snow – they aren’t that excited about it, because it is the sort of weather they are designed for.  Even though it was Ounce’s first time in the snow, she just ran about as usual.

Their coats are double layered, so they have a top, silky layer which is fairly waterproof, and a bottom fluffy layer which keeps them warm.  So why are they wearing jumpers?  

My dogs live inside, in a centrally heated house.  Going out into weather that is around freezing is always going to be a bit of a shock to the system, even if you are fluffy.  I think it’s only fair to add an extra layer of warmth.  They certainly don’t object.  And often they don’t have a full coat of their own, so appreciate a bit extra. 

The light quality was poor – I think I had the camera on the wrong setting, but they do still look pretty, don’t they?

I’d really love a pale blue jumper for Busy..

And a lilac one for my puppy.  She looks OK in her granny’s jumper though, doesn’t she?

Silly puppy with snow on her nose!

Shake it off, just shake it off. Let’s hope for some better conditions next time..

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