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Old 01-13-2011, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Bandit loved the snow we got on Monday, but then Monday night it started to sleet and drizzle freezing rain. Everything was coated by a layer of ice, and that crust has built up to some considerable thickness through all the melting and re-freezing. Now he's absolutely traumatized! He's 9 and his hips and joints aren't what they used to be, and he's become really afraid of slipping and splaying his hips open, so he's having a hard time with the ice. (And bless his heart, he won't walk behind me in the trail I've tromped for him, and for some reason the only places he likes to poop are in the bushes...where the ice-crust is unbroken.) He's ready for it to melt and go away, I think.
The ice is my biggest fear.

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That's a lot of snow! I love how Artie's tail stands up like that. He is very cute, as are his lab friends.

I did post about MAK's camera. I know she is a great photographer, what I was interested in was the action shots. I feel like I go to shoot the picture and by the time it takes the picture it's 2 minutes later, so I was curious about the kind of camera she uses. I don't think anyone can deny she's a skilled photographer.
I figured that if the snow got much higher, we could use Artie's tail as an antenna in order to find him.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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The ice is my biggest fear.



I figured that if the snow got much higher, we could use Artie's tail as an antenna in order to find him.
You could put a solar powered blinking light on the end of his tail.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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You could put a solar powered blinking light on the end of his tail.
Or I could retrofit him into a heat-seaking missile so that he could plow all the snow while melting it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Or I could retrofit him into a heat-seaking missile so that he could plow all the snow while melting it.
Well there ya go then. That could be a little money maker
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Bandit loved the snow we got on Monday, but then Monday night it started to sleet and drizzle freezing rain. Everything was coated by a layer of ice, and that crust has built up to some considerable thickness through all the melting and re-freezing. Now he's absolutely traumatized! He's 9 and his hips and joints aren't what they used to be, and he's become really afraid of slipping and splaying his hips open, so he's having a hard time with the ice. (And bless his heart, he won't walk behind me in the trail I've tromped for him, and for some reason the only places he likes to poop are in the bushes...where the ice-crust is unbroken.) He's ready for it to melt and go away, I think.
When the show is super high and/or the top is iced over from sleet, we shovel paths in the yard and crack the ice tops to clear out a 10' x 10' area in the center of the yard with various paths going through the yard.

With my lab having trouble with his joints this year, I will probably use some of that pet-friendly ice melt 'salt' even in our grass areas to help create a safe place for him to do his business.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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When the show is super high and/or the top is iced over from sleet, we shovel paths in the yard and crack the ice tops to clear out a 10' x 10' area in the center of the yard with various paths going through the yard.

With my lab having trouble with his joints this year, I will probably use some of that pet-friendly ice melt 'salt' even in our grass areas to help create a safe place for him to do his business.

i got a jug of that from petco a few weeks ago to use on the steps from the yard to the deck..... its pricey, but it works VERY well and in very small amounts.... i REALLY don't want bailey slipping while she is coming up or going down.... dave already has .... one day while trying to RUN up the steps .... he looked like a fawn on an ice rink..... ... he was FINE, just a bit surprised.....
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Great pictures! Artie looks like he's having a blast with his buddies!!

MAK, hubby says he thinks PC needs a new razor. He feels like doing that when he gets razor burn from shaving his face! LOL

Dogs plus snow equals freaking adorable!!
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Great pictures! Artie looks like he's having a blast with his buddies!!

MAK, hubby says he thinks PC needs a new razor. He feels like doing that when he gets razor burn from shaving his face! LOL

Dogs plus snow equals freaking adorable!!
Thanks, Ronni! They definitely had a terrific time.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I figured that if the snow got much higher, we could use Artie's tail as an antenna in order to find him.
I wonder who gave you that idea!
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I wonder who gave you that idea!
I thought it was my idea. Was it yours??? Sorry if I stole your brilliance -- we either share a brain or I totally robbed you!
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