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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Weekend Hound Report: Staying Warm

Sweaters arrived just a day late for The Blizzard of 2005... er... The Ice Storm of 05...no wait...The Day It Got Below 20 and Some Bridges and Overpasses Froze of 2005:



For you non-greyhound people out there, we're not trying to humiliate our pups by dressing them up. They have no body fat to insulate themselves and so really do need sweaters when it gets cold, but even without sweaters, nobody froze. Phoebe (in red) revealed herself to be something of a scientist, carefully scratching, licking, sniffing and nosing every patch of ice on the back porch in an effort to determine the meaning of it all.

Daphne (in blue), who is a little less intellectual, displayed her alter-ego "dangerous greyhound" and kept trying to run full-speed across the icy patio and up the frozen stairs to the glass backdoor. Happily no bones were broken, and some cat litter on the steps helped her keep traction.

When the sweaters arrived, they tried them on and even though the weather had warmed considerably, the dogs seemed to enjoy wearing them. I suppose they know when they look good.

By the way, the sweaters came from Classy Canine, and they're great.

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