During our time in Franche-Comté for Christmas, it snowed a bit, leaving a nice white blanket of soft snow.
Since adopting Elliot and learning his weird quirks, we’ve been curious as to how he’d react to snow. In the rain, he plops himself down in the doorway and refuses to go outside. Luckily, he’s small so we can force him outside to do his business. Would snow be the same way?
It didn’t snow at all last winter, so we didn’t get a chance to find out. When we awoke to snow a few days after Christmas, we finally had the opportunity to find out.
We quickly learned that he loved it. It didn’t bother him at all (though he would get cold fairly quickly). Add in his best friend, his tennis ball, and he couldn’t be happier. He loved playing fetch in the snow! What’s more fun than jumping into a pile of snow after his ball?
One of his favorite things to do is to hide his ball under blankets, clothes, towels, etc. and then try to get it out. With snow, he could roll it around and try to find it! One thing Elliot found difficult was picking up his ball after being in the snow. It sure became cold to hold in his mouth!
As we our proud doggie parents and love our crazy little guy, the camera came out for photos and videos! Here are a few of them!
Burying his ball
His face all covered in snow
Playing fetch and then burying his ball in the snow
“Please, please let me go back outside to play in the snow.” – Elliot (He kept going to look outside and then coming over to us.)
He’s happy to be back outside and is hopping around like a rabbit.
How does your dog (or other pet) react to the snow?