Winter Wonderland 2

I was up early as usual – the dogs won’t let me lie in !

It was cold outside but with a forecast of some snow, later, I held off taking the dogs out.

At around nine o’clock the first few flakes started falling and an hour later it looked like this …

Just before noon, after the dogs had totally messed up the even layer of snow in the garden, I decided it was time for proper walks.

Misty was first, today. Once past the sledders by the bus stop, I was able to let Misty off the lead and she absolutely loved running around in the snow.

One thing that I did discover is that throwing snowballs for dogs is most amusing. It goes like this – make a snowball; show the dog; throw the snowball; laugh as the dog tries to find the snowball in a mass of snow !

As we neared Arran Way, Misty went back onto her lead until we reached Smiths Wood where she was able to have another free run.

We returned home where I changed dogs, before repeating the exercise. Gabby’s walk turned into a bit of a Cani-cross event with a few short stretches of run as can be seen from the Strava trace – note the peaks on the speed (blue) and cadence (purple).

Both dogs love the snow, even at home they kept opening the back door just so that they could run around in the white stuff.

TOTALS for 2021
TODAY’S MILEAGE   4.15 miles
ANNUAL MILEAGE   167.27 miles
#WALK 1000 REMAINING   832.73 miles
ROUTE 66 REMAINING   2110.73 miles