After dodging the bullet several times thus far this winter our area of NY was finally hit with snowstorms, one last week and the latest one that turned into a true Nor’Easter.
Needless to say our pooches haven’t had to deal with the depth of snow we are now experiencing. When the snow first started to fall last week they enjoyed romping in the fresh fallen snow. As time went on they began to tolerate having snow and even started finding “poopsicles” which further amplified their enjoyment of the snow.
But yesterday’s snowstorm (the Nor’Easter) seems to have already dampened their spirits. First of all, there was no walk yesterday, the snow was too deep so we took them only as far as to the mailbox (we sit 200 ft back from the road). Then to add insult to injury, there was a 2nd round of snow overnight.
So we have about 20 inches of fresh snow on tap of the 6 inches which remained from last week. Their “dog-a-trail” (the path we shovel for them in the yard so they can do their business) hasn’t been completed shoveled since the new snowfall and they seem confused as to why they have to squat and have the snow touch their butts. Since all 3 were desperate they have resorted to “pottying” in the path since there is no other choice.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel (sort of)…temperatures are supposed to rise over the next week but only after we have another snow event go through tonight. Who knows, if the temps rise fast and/or we have rain, the dogs may have to learn to swim!