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Friday, December 27 2013

     By the time we made it to the ranch last week, the ice had released its grip on North Texas and the temperatures were much more reasonable. (I say this as if the weather is a sentient being that can be reasoned with!) Anyway, although it was 43 degrees inside the cabin when the fire burned out at night, daytime temps were nice - if you were bundled up in fuzzy socks and a down jacket.  

     There is, however, a certain member of the family who scoffs at the idea of fuzzy socks and down jackets. Dillon is a member of the Polar Bear Club - crazed individuals who leap into freezing water for a swim.

     Every morning he ran along the trails during our daily walk. Dillon runs three miles for every three hundred feet that I walk as he zig-zags and zoom-zooms back and forth down the road, through the forest, along the creek, and into the ponds.

 He was a bit perplexed by the ice in the pond as it creaked and groaned under his weight.

 Since he couldn't figure the sound out, he abandoned trying, and just plunged right in. Every freakin' morning. Just like a polar bear.

 "Wwhuut? Come on in! The water's fine!"

On the other hand, there is Lily. She is NOT a member of the Polar Bear Club. Each morning she happily bounced and played in the frost but had absolutely no intention of dipping more than her toes in the pond. Lily firmly believes that when it's 43 degrees INSIDE the cabin, Border Collies belong underneath the electric blanket, snug as a bug in a rug.

 Life really doesn't suck for Lily.

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 11:12 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
brrrrrr.......hopefully the cold water doesn't neuter to speak...
Posted by Eric on 12/28/2013 - 09:53 AM
Until her last few years, Claire dog had her paws in the Atlantic every weekend day all,year around, to cool off from work..chasing a tennis ball on the beach.
Posted by clairesmum on 12/28/2013 - 03:29 PM
What do you expect? Of course the water is fine; Labs come from Canada, you know. ;) BCs, on the other hand, come from England so they can be forgiven if they don't enjoy a frosty dip. LOL
Posted by Terri's Pal on 12/28/2013 - 06:50 PM
Exactly! Canandian dogs love icy water, Eh?! (my apologies to my Canadian readers for sayin' that with a Texas accent!)
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 12/29/2013 - 08:36 AM

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