Friends, when the weather's below freezing, as it is today, we rarely take the dogs outside. It's just too cold.
Thankfully we've trained them to do what they need to do indoors, in the bathtub to be exact, and most of the time Willy remembers the part about jumping up over the side.
I thought today I might share what Freddy (brown and seven years old) and Willy (white and four-going-on-four-months) are up to today, which is pretty much what they're up to every day. When they don't get walked outside they usually do half an hour on the doggy treadmill (followed by free weights, he he.) All it takes to get them up there is a piece of kibble, and that's all they get when they're done. To hear them tell it, we never feed them enough.
If you've never seen chihuahuas on a treadmill, here's what it looks like (with some strange color thing going on on my camera).
When they're not trotting along going nowhere, they're usually sleeping or playing. From time to time we toss a toy or something but they pretty much entertain themselves. Except for Willy, who starts reminding you it's nearly dinner time at mid-afternoon and won't get out of your face (or lap) until he gets fed, which is why dinner time is usually before 4 pm these days.
Dogs are fun but a lot of responsibility. Thankfully these two have each other, and they definitely have their roles down pat: Freddy the loveable grouch and Willy the adorable pest.
Friends, if you have dogs, do they go outside regardless of the weather? Will they do most anything for a piece of kibble or do they hold out for a ham bone? And what exactly do cats do to be entertaining?
Can't wait to be able to take these chihuahuas for an old-fashioned walk again -- brrrr!
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