It was only as we hit our first really cold walk this weekend, that I rediscovered these never posted warmer-weather walk photos from several weeks ago.
Seeing all of our pups with warm-weather wide-mouthed smiles, cooling off in the fountain, and even wearing sunglasses has reminded me how much will change in the next few months.
We still keep walking all through the winter.
Just with a few changes.
We change a lot of our walk locations based on the seasons. During the summer, there are so many runners, bikers, and other dogs out that we need to look for more obscure walking locations.
Plus, temperatures change throughout the city based on how close you are to the lakefront. We have a short window where we can do some lakefront walks, but just to avoid the winds and extra lake-effect snow we tend to walk further west.
We have a couple of locations which are smaller and we will walk the loop twice. Though in the extremely cold weather, it can be enough just to loop through one time.
Living in Chicago, we need to be hearty even if we're not. And for many of our pups that means gearing up. Our pups come in an array of jackets, sweaters, hoodies and snoods...sometimes all at once! The best part is learning from each other and figuring out what works best.
What they wear!
Getting ready for this.