Sunday, January 8, 2017

Zero Degrees

Temps have been sub-zero for the past week and we've been severely limiting our time outside. Charlie runs out to do her potty business in the backyard and runs right back in. I haven't been taking her on car rides to run errands either because it's just too cold to even leave her in the car for very long.

It's been so cold that it literally hurts to be outside.

So today, it finally warmed up to a balmy zero degrees and I saw it as an opportunity to try and get some hiking in. Even if only for a short while.

So we headed to Dells of the Eau Claire County Park and spent about 45 minutes hiking at a very brisk pace. Charlie wore her Pawz Dog Boots to protect her feet.

I absolutely love these boots for cold winter walking. I don't have to worry about them falling off like her Ruffwear Boots and even though they're "disposable," you can get quite a few uses out of them before they need to be thrown out. Plus, they really do help keep her feet warm and protected in these extremely cold temps even though they are just a thin piece of rubber. They are truly unbelievable, and I'm so glad I decided to try them! I always have them on hand - both for winter weather and in the first aid kit in the summer in case she gets a foot injury that needs to stay clean until we get off the trail.