Neck Deep in Snow

Nigel does not like snow.

He ran for and pottied inside one of the trash cans, then waited for me to go carry him back into the house.


Look at how sad he is when I let him outside, even though I shoveled the snow off the ground in the spot closest to the house. There’s more that I shoveled off out of camera view, so they had a good run area, but he stayed in this spot close to the house and acted all pitiful.


Xoco blends into the snow so well that I don’t think I have any pictures of her. At least, if I do, she’s not visible enough in them.

Itzl was light enough that he walked on top of the ice and snow. Of course, he has booties, and Nigel doesn’t (yet).


The snow got to be around 5″ in the center of my back yard, so that’s neck deep for Itzl, over Xoco’s head, and belly deep for Nigel.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Noddy
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 01:57:19

    I call Itzl and Xoco indulged – they earn their extras and so can’t be spoiled. Itzl, in particular, works so hard. He’s been so brave when we’ve been slipping and sliding in the ice getting to and from work. I’ve been giving him buffalo jerky as a reward for being so brave.

    Nigel loves being himself, all full of mischief and games.

  2. ssgt leslie
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 22:02:42

    spoiling our dogs is a good thing, they do so much for us. sorry to read that nigel was a wash out. sure he is happy right way he is. dont know if lizzy will wear the doggie booties. have a safe and enjoyed winter.

  3. Noddy
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 21:59:36

    Yes, he is utterly spoiled, because unlike Itzl and Xoco, he doesn’t work for his living, and it doesn’t look like he will be working for his living. He might have made someone a good PTSD dog or a pet, but he’s a wash-out for service dog tasks. He doesn’t have the right temperament, desire, or attitude.

    I shoveled the snow over the grass for him, but he’s still not pleased about getting cold feet.

    Itzl and Xoco are grateful that I lowered the snow for them. Of course, they also have booties that keep their toes warm and protected. Nigel’s booties should be here soon. If he hadn’t grown so big, he could have worn a quad of Itzl’s booties.

    So far, he hasn’t been outside long enough to need paw repairs.

  4. ssgt leslie
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 21:46:32

    is nigel a drop spoiled. make sure he has some type of protective on his pads. i use mushers secret on my service dog lizzy.

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