A polar vortex settled over our prairie city during the early weeks of February, bringing with it record-breaking cold temperatures. Weather-wise, we had been spoiled these past few months so the couple of weeks of extreme cold were a reality check on what defines a Winnipeg Winter.
Walks with the dogs were short ones at best.
Winter jackets became a must. Between the three of us, getting dressed for our morning jaunt often took more effort and more time than the actual walk. But, for the most part, we were out there, every morning.
With wind chills reaching below -40C, outdoor time was kept to a minimum. Lacie and I were fairly content with snuggling on the couch but Odin found the days long.
Thank goodness he is a master at backyard zoomies… a great way to release pent-up energy.
Odin isn’t one to play fetch, but every once in a while he will pick up a toy and RUN!
Lacie, with her constant game of fetch, tolerates the cold much better than Odin. Plus her fur provides a much warmer coat.
Thankfully the end of February is seeing warmer days. The snow and ice are disappearing fast.
Soon it will be the time of splash-boots and towels.
“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January.” ~ Jim Gaffigan
This post is part of the 2021 Life With Dogs photography project.