My yard has been transformed to a place I don’t recognize.
My beloved lawn is under feet of snow.
The chipmunks and squirrels are in their homes and not challenging me to a game of chase.
The humans have limited Bella and my access outside because of the nippy temperatures.
What is a dog to do?
I have been wearing a long face lately.
When I was laying on my bed the other day watching a human eat a turkey sandwich, it hit me like plush toy in the face that I can make the best of this winter purgatory.
Here is how I am avoiding the winter blues…
1. Make the Most of Your Indoor Pals
Just because all my yard animal friends are hibernating doesn’t mean I am all alone. I have my sister Bella to converse with. Of course, the humans are around, even though some of them escaped to Florida for a few days. The outrage! Also, my canine nephew Toby has been visiting a lot too. I am lucky to have great animals around me inside.
2. A Little Mischief Never Hurt Anyone
Even though my trainer would be mad, I have been counter surfing, stealing toys and teasing others. I am not a bad girl but if I don’t let my wild side out to play then my fur starts to frizz.
3. Improve Yourself
While I am spending more time indoors, I have decided to catch up on my animal shows on National Geographic and finish the French cuisine books I started reading a few months ago. I try to keep expanding my mind so that I can fit more treats in it.