Rainy Day

The Life and Times of a Weimaraner

Too Cold for Rainy??


Always Peace in the Company of Dogs

Always Peace in the Company of Dogs

I am not going to lie to you…..it has been darn cold out there. Today I woke up and it was -10 in Moab. It has warmed up to a whopping -2 degrees. Rainy, for the most part, doesn’t let little things like the weather or the temperature ruin her fun on a hike. Now it is completely different if I open the door for her to go potty…..if its not a stellar day with pristine conditions there is no force in nature that will get her outside BUT if its a hike…..well that is completely different. In her defense she is quite the athlete and it shows on her hikes. She runs full speed over great distances and difficult terrain. I have noticed however that it may be just too cold for even that vigorous pace to keep her warm. We have to snuggle her under a blanket when we get home to warm her up. Before you yell “animal abuse” I want you to know I bought a beautiful red jacket that says “I DIG Moab” (which is so true….literally) but she finds this an embarrassing article of clothing to wear. She freezes (in motion…not temperature) and doesn’t seem to know quite what to do. So we are working on it.
Rainy Flying on the Golf Course Photo by Ron Day

Rainy Flying on the Golf Course Photo by Ron Day

Too fast for the camera Photo by Ron Day

Too fast for the camera Photo by Ron Day

Fast as Lightening Photo by Ron Day

Fast as Lightening Photo by Ron Day

"This cold is ridiculous!!" Photo by Ron Day

“This cold is ridiculous!!” Photo by Ron Day

If the sun is shining and its a beautiful day it really doesn’t matter how cold….she just flies like the wind. Unfortunately for me…I cannot quite keep her pace going for me so I get very cold and trying to lug my injured hip up and down the rocks and snow proves to be a challenge. I will try and it usually takes me 2-3 days to recover and then I go and try again. I figure eventually my hip is bound to give in and just let me hike with minimal complaining.

Moab Golf Course in the Snow Photo by Ron Day

Moab Golf Course in the Snow Photo by Ron Day


Author: sunnyday1266

My name is Rev. Lisa "sunny" Day. I became an Ordained Minister of Walking Prayer through the teachings of The Center for Sacred Studies and The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This blog is my simple writing of my spiritual journey and my practices. I hope I am never done learning all that the universe has to teach me. As I gather wisdom I merely share them with you. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. Walk in Beauty Sunny

3 thoughts on “Too Cold for Rainy??

  1. so true …. that was my first thought too about ” I dig moab” ;o) I disliked my coat the first time too, but as we got a siberian cold last year I noticed that it warms up my butt and I weared this thingy ( under protest) and now it doesn’t bother me to wear a coat for a walk if it is really cold and I have to go on the leash and can’t run und jump for a warm-up ;o) I’m so glad Rainy has a lot of fun in the snow ;o)

  2. Oh how I love to run and romp in the cold and snow. I mostly like to do it with no coat. The cold does not seem to bother me to much. But it is not as cold here in the northern part of the state it was 3 degrees this morning. But that great guy Easy gave me a real nice coat. And I like it. It’s like a horse coat. Romp on Rainy.

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