These winter months seem long, dark and cold. Sometimes it seems we go without sun for days. You either embrace the winter and try to enjoy this season or you just stick it out hybernating inside. On the positive side, it’s nice to know it gets a little lighter each day as we patiently wait for the spring to arrive.
But the snow and cold temps didn’t get our guide dog puppy down. Having a dog still means getting out for walks no matter the weather. It’s not the snow that will stop our walks but the bitter cold that affect a dog’s paws. On a number of occasions, Keller would lift her paws on her walks. But thanks to a special delivery from CNIB, Keller was outfitted with snazzy blue rubber booties. These made a bold fashion statement, but took a few tries to get used to.
As we head into the final few months with Keller, I’ve tried to take her to some new places. I thought going to a hair salon would be good idea as I’m sure her handler might take her to one. There were lots of new smells, lots of different sounds and new people to meet.