Monday, November 10, 2014

SociaBulls: On Cold Weather Changes

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.
Moving Inward
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.
 Forgetting the Loop
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.
 Gearing Up
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.
Though living in the city, very few of us have the luxury of a yard, and especially in the colder months it's extra-important to get our pups out keeping their minds healthy through mental stimulation.

What they wear!
Getting ready for this.
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Two French Bulldogs said...

The weather us nutty here. It's 80 one day and 60 the next. You sure have a bigger transition in temps than we do
Lily & Edward

OG said...

Love the photos of all the happy pups! Petey has worn his coat once this fall...and we are not looking forward to the winter :(
Stay warm!

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