Wordless Wednesday: Winter is Coming

When I took Suki out this morning there was cold dew on the grass and a chill in the air. Fall is here! I’m fairly certain it was snowing on the mountain peak the other day. Last winter I didn’t get up to the snow very often, and my snowshoes didn’t even make it out of the closet so I am understandably pining away for them like a good canuck. To kick off the colder months I’m going to share some older photos of Suki training for snowshoe treks. Just to clarify, the white square attatched to her harness is a pedometer I was using to log her distance, not a shock collar.






I think it’s mainly these photos that make people so shocked when they meet her in the flesh. I’ve gotten a few “I thought she was much bigger!” statements from people who had seen her photos on facebook but hadn’t met her yet lol.

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6 responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Winter is Coming

    • I must admit, now that I’m living on the coast I do sometimes miss waking up to a full-force blizzard outside my bedroom window. I have to hoof it up a mountain to get snow now, which is quite an interesting experience; one moment the ground will be bare and the next you’re ankle deep in powder.
      Thanks for stopping by, and happy WW to you too!

    • Suki wasn’t overly impressed when I first put the boots on, but I didn’t find it overly difficult to get her used to them. At that point I was living in Alberta though, so her choices were keep the boots on or get frozen paws in the -30° weather lol. She can be quite a baby about her feet and quickly learned the boots kept her paws warm. I’ve used both soft-soled and rubber-soled boots on her and I’d say she prefers wearing the soft boots, but in my experience they’re less durable than rubber-soled boots. I’m not a fan of boots that are shaped like little human shoes because to me it seems like they force the paw into an unnatural position. I tried a set like that on Suki and when she sat down the boot forced her back toes to remain bent upwards rather than resting flat against the ground. I don’t know if there’s actually anything wrong with that, but it just doesn’t look comfortable to me and Suki doesn’t act like she’s comfortable when wearing boots like that.
      My usual method for getting Suki used to new equipment is to just put it on her and go for a hike. With her, if that isn’t enough to get her used to it it means there’s something wrong with the product.

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