Monday, December 17, 2007

Winter gear

So we've been cruising near the "special" cold the last couple of days. We consider days colder than -50 "special" cold because it goes from, "hey, this is kind of cold" to "hey, this fucking hurts" kind of cold. These are the days we warn people down south about when they move up here. The ones if you don't dress right for them, you will find yourself in a world of hurt in a hurry. It's not there, but really, -47 with windchill is close enough.

Which makes it a really excellent time for the car battery to be dead and for me to have to walk back and forth to work. This kind of cold is fun in that you have to bundle up right for it, but it also pretty much assure you that you're sweating buckets by the time you get where you're going. Note to self, when I walk to work tomorrow, toss in a towel so I can dry myself off a bit when I get to work.

To some extent myself and Cathy have, well, not rooting for this, but certainly not wishing it away. The thing about temperatures this cold is that you rarely get any snow or severe weather. This kind of cold normally means clear skies. Which means bright sun during the day and clear skies at night. But very cold. Which we can handle as we want to make sure the weather is fine when we leave Wednesday evening. No storms for us, thank you very much.

This kind of cold also means we have to take a few extra precautions with Boo. We haven't been dressing him up to much when he goes outside to do his business this winter in the hopes that a bit of cold might encourage him to speed the process slightly. Don't worry, we never stay out with him long enough so that he's at risk or anything. But right now it's simply to cold. His paws can't handle this kind of cold. And his fur is so fine that it can only protect him for a few minutes.

Which means it's time for his gear.

The coat is hand made and we bought it at the craft fair last month. The boots we bought down south. Watching him trying to walk in this is worth the price of admission, although he's a bit of a Houdini when it comes to his ability to get out of them when he's walking outside. You can probably tell that in this picture, as he's already manage to shed one boot.

Still, Cathy thinks he's about the cutest thing ever in his outfit.

Last Five
1. Rocketman - Elton John
2. Golden feather - Robbie Robertson
3. Another pilot - Hey Rosetta*
4. Daniel (live) - Billy Joel and Elton John
5. Hypnotize - The White Stripes


Jen said...

OMG!!! If that doesn't put a smile on your face, I don't know what would. Does he keep the shoes on, or does he try and get them off?

Jen said...

Haha I wrote the comment before I read the comment under the cute photo of boo. We used to have a schnauzer who just wouldn't walk with the booties on. He would just sit there and look at you like "I am not walking in these things hello!"

colette said...

Who's looking after Boo while you're gone?

colette said...

Come to think of it--who's looking after Pixel while Dups is gone?

towniebastard said...

We have one of Cathy's co-workers coming in to house sit while we're gone. He did it for us over easter, so Boo is in good hands.

As for Pixel, no idea.

dups said...

Pixel is being taken care of by a couple friends. One is living there while I am gone and the other is dropping by when the first is gone for a bit :)