Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is it ever too cold...?

Despite having a fenced backyard (in which Wilson is loath to poop!), I almost always take the boys for a bedtime walk around the neighborhood. Since they always get a very long walk in the morning before work, I let them choose their evening walk. In the summer when it's been very hot and the sidewalks are still radiating lots of heat, they will often just trot to the corner, peeing once or twice along the way, and head home for the a/c. Other nights, they will zig-zag around for a few blocks, returning home in 15 or 20 minutes.
So why, last night, on an evening when it is 21 degrees with 25-30 mph winds, do they decide that the full 2 mile circle around the neighborhood is appropriate? I mean, really, don't they ever get cold?

Long walk or short, I knew it was going to be cold, so I prepared. I had on an undershirt covered by a long-sleeve T, long underwear pants covered with sweat pants, over all of that I pulled up my ski bibs, a hoody sweatshirt, my winter ski coat, and a hat with hoods pulled up over that and a scarf. And of course heavy gloves....
I looked something like this:


  1. HEHEHE... I was thinking the same thing last night while the puppies were racing around in 30 (20 with wind chill). I however was not smart and did not dress for the occasion!

  2. LOL! I know how you feel!!
    It takes me a good 15 minutes to get all dressed up to take our dogs out for a stroll!

  3. come on now it is you!!! I'm finely getting around to visit. Sorry its been so long!! I was surprised to see they do Fox hunting over the pond!!
    See Yea George xxx

  4. Hee hee! You made me laugh. Erika's husband and Bonnie are experiencing their first winter in Virginia and until the day before yesterday Bonnie seemed unfazed. Erika says she gave her a dirty look as she (Bonnie!) stood outside peeing in the 20-degree temps.

  5. HA HA! My two boys love the snowy weather! They go outside in the morning and I wait for them forever before they want to come in.


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