Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Have A Cuppa Hot Chocolate
Image courtesy Christmas Stocking Images
Baby, it's cold outside!
Sub-freezing temperatures have given us consecutive frosty days and frigid nights. These are the days that prompt us to bundle up in so many layers that, like Ralphie's little brother, we almost can't put our arms down.
When I stand in my warm house and peek out the window, admittedly it looks pretty. The morning swirls of ice on roofs and on the standing grass suggest the potential winter wonderland that is just around the corner.
Of course, the real eye-opener is when I go outside.
No leisurely strolls for me. I race from building to car and back again with my breath puffing in smoky clouds around my head. These are the days I forego the calories that can be burned by parking in a space at the end of the lot. I'm definitely a winter wimp.
With Indy's short-short haircut, he's not enjoying a visit outside, either. I push him out the door to do his business, and when he comes back inside he's shaking harder than a second hand washing machine. I brought out his lovely black sweater. Hey, he doesn't wear it for looks. He wears it for warmth.
This icy weather poses a whole new set of problems for pups. Check out this ASPCA link on cold weather tips as a reminder on how to keep your pet safe. And thanks to my friend, Marty, for the suggestion on posting holiday safety tips for pets. This Pet Education link can help you keep the holidays happy for all.