Is this the Arctic Circle??!!

12 Mar

Yesterday was soooo cold and windy I was really not looking forward to walking Rudy and Rio after work! We had been having snow falls albeit minimal on and off all day. It hadn’t come to anything so there was no excuse not to get wrapped up and head out!! Well, apart from the fact it was quite hard to open the door against the wind which by then was almost gale force!!!

Little bit windy Rio??

Little bit windy Rio??

I got home and the dogs had been enjoying a snooze in the warm but soon the excitement hit fever pitch as usual when they realised we were off out!! So I started the daily chore of dressing in so many layers I look like a walking, talking Mummy!! It’s always hard to know exactly how cold it is so better to err on the side of caution! Trying to bend down to fasten my boots was interesting!! It reminded me of being pregnant but this time it was the clothes that were in the way!!

Anyway like intrepid Arctic explorers(!) we set off in the car. I decided to walk the other side of the hill as it’s more sheltered. I parked the car and struggled to open the door against afore mentioned wind and wrapped myself up as well as I could and we set off down the track. I can honestly say I have rarely been so cold or blown around!! The dogs set off like torpedos, ecstatic to be out running around and I trundled along hands stuffed deep into pockets, muttering to myself about the sense of this walk and how good I was to the dogs etc etc!!!

It turned out to be beautiful up there and by halfway round the walk my hands obliged and thawed out enough to get some feeling back into them!! The snow was still falling and in fact it looked more like tiny hail stones in the ground. The sun was shining and it really was lovely. It would have possibly been more lovely from inside sitting by a roaring fire but where’s the fun in that??!!

Hail stones

Hail stones

Towards the end of the walk we came across a field full of horses so giving them a wide berth we finished the walk by road. An old chap was putting his dogs back in his car and asked me what breed Rudy and Rio were. On telling him they were working cocker spaniels he said “No they aren’t!! My daughter has one and it’s half their size!!”. Hmm well that’s me told then!!!

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8 Responses to “Is this the Arctic Circle??!!”

  1. Sue Cook March 12, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    They are very tall dogs especially Rudy! They obviously grew to be tall like their Mummy!!!

    • Jane Parry March 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

      Yeah Rudy is leggy but Rio has short stumpy legs!!!

  2. Grimm's Furry Tail March 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    You are a braver woman than me! In Texas, where I live, if it gets too cold and windy, the dogs and I snuggle up inside. They are just as big wimps about the cold as I am!

    P.S. I love when strangers think they know more about your dogs than you do!

    • Jane Parry March 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      I know!! I just smiled at him and walked away!! Then he nearly ran us down!!

  3. 2browndawgs March 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Haha don’t you love it when people tell you that you don’t know what kind of dog you have?

    I am a whip. I do not care for a lot of wind, especially if it is cold. I guess we have had enough this year. I am ready for some warm wind…lol. Good for you for taking the dogs out!

  4. Jodi March 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Oh you poor thing, I can sympathize! I am so bundled up with snow pants and boots that I feel like I can barely move! But you are right after a few minutes my hands warm up enough to make minor appearance out of pocket. Thankfully it is warming up slightly here and we are all looking forward to Spring!

  5. janh1 March 14, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Nice one, Ice Princess! Doncha love it when other people know better than you what you’re dogs are?? 😀 Sun up. Going out for a dogless trot. Got a dog I can borrow?

    • Jane Parry March 14, 2013 at 9:32 am #

      Yep got a lovely little one that will trot along at ur side!!! Think u like him!!!!

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