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Kip’s First Snow

Here in the Washington it usually rains but we finally got some snow! This is Kip looking like he’s ready to have some fun.

It was Kip’s very first time seeing snow but I think it was more exciting for me than for him.  He sniffed it, contemplated it, then casually went about his “business” in it.  Me and Preston took him to a field next to our apartment to let him run around a bit.

It was still snowing a little bit when we were outside. I felt a little guilty that I was all bundled up in warm clothes and boots when Kip was just braving it with his bare paws.

He ran around us in a circle a few times, mostly excited to be off-leash. We thought it was funny that he didn’t notice a flock of birds ahead of us. Maybe he was too distracted by the cold feeling of the snow? The flock of birds noticed him though, and they decided it would be better to fly off before he actually noticed them. These couple of images are a bit low res because they are clips from a video I took.

What Kip did spot was a lonely old duck sitting in a puddle of water. He took off at a 100/mph to chase that poor duck!  He ran through the pond the duck had been sitting in and got soaking wet.


Kip always looks so funny when he’s running at full speed.  He runs with his ears flat on the back of his head and his body is a little hunched up.  Later in the evening when there was about 6 inches of snow on the ground we took him out again.  This time the surface had hardened a bit and he seemed a little surprised that he feet were sinking and “falling through the ground.” We let him run in the field again and it was even funnier than during the day. Since his feet were getting stuck in the snow he was running around like a rabbit!


Have your dogs had fun in the snow this year?



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