Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside

Not only is that the ringtone of my phone, it is very true! Yesterday we managed a balmy 14 (or was it 16) degrees. I'm not sure what it was with windchill, but yesterday morning when I fed the dogs, it was -7 with windchill.

Speaking of dogs. They will not use the dog house. Instead they are sleeping curled up against the garage, in a hole that Sampson so kindly dug. The Humane Society has been on the news discussing how you should really bring your dogs inside during this cold weather. I have an Alaskan Malamute. Do you really think I should bring him inside? If you saw him, he's the size of an ox right now, with fur at least 4 inches thick. If we brought him inside he'd roast. Now Roxie I'm a little more concerned about, but she is at least smart enough to stay warm. She crawls under the deck to warm up, especially when the dryer is running. I keep thinking that if it gets cold enough, they'll use the dog house. Just not sure how cold that has to be.

Kaia's concert went well last night. Although a little tip for you all: Don't try to videotape with a handheld recorder, while a 2 year old is jumping on you. I think it will qualify as the worst video ever, but I tried.

Stay warm!


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you stay warm too :) ♥ Hugs!

Art said...

16 degrees! Yuk. It's in the 40's and 50's here - at least in the daytime - but it's windy and raining. Yuk.

Glad the concert went well!

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

I would probably bring the dogs into the garage. I would be afraid they would freeze to death.

We are enjoying the artic weather here too!

TJ said...

I forgot to mention that we do bring the dogs into the garage for a little while, a couple of times a day. They get patted, have a chance to warm up, if needed, and they get treats. Quite often though, they are ready to head back out.

Kelli said...

Stay warm, TJ! Drink lots of hot chocolate. :0)