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This will be our first fall/winter with a dog.

We've learned that Apple L-O-V-E-S tumbling leaves...the ones that look like they are running as fast as they can. :) She's almost pulled my arm out of its socket!! EEEOUCH :doh:

AND- tonight - we put up our super-cute ghost lights and Apple almost ate one...but she actually LISTENED to the 'leave-it' I said a hundred times! :uhoh:

And this little Halloween-thing made me think about when we put up our 7.5 foot tall, 1000-light, rotating Christmas tree!!! :eek:

...and the snow...and the mud...and the VERY cold mornings when I have to bring her out to go potty.

I'm kinda dreading the whole winter season...

Any advice would be great!!! What not to do - what to do?? past experience??

Thanks!!
 

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Caryn,
You and Apple will acclimate, I was worried last year when we first got Sierra about snow, mud, and ICE.
We really didn't change our route that much, took a little longer to get ready to go out.
Had to make sure I had towels at the ready upon our return into the house.
We also used boots, so that took a little to get used to for Sierra and me.
(They were a god sent for keeping the mud out of the house!)
Just take it one day at a time...:)
Karen
 

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It really isn't all that bad. Make sure you have some warm clothes you can throw on quickly and some slip on boots. Get some Mushers Secret for dog paws if your city uses salt on the roads.
 

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It really isn't all that bad at all. The only part that's not really fun is going out for walks in the freezing cold. Just have plenty of warm clothes available and you should be just fine. Our dogs love the snow and it's a blast watching them run and play in it.
 
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