My little snow dog Chuck

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

"> First I can't tell you how much Chuck loves skiing, hiking, the beach etc. We can not even move back packs around our house without him flipping out thinking he is going somewhere. Once he realizes we ARE going somewhere, he stands guard by the car so we don't "forget" to take him. Too funny. Her has a little back pack he wears hiking and funny enough it is called a "Chuck Wagon". He didn't like it too much in the beginning but soon realized if I put it in the car...he was going hiking. He quickly got used to it and I would think he would drag a car tire around if it meant he got to go hiking!! He has gone skiing with us many times and I always worry about his little paws getting too cold so we bought him some boots. HE FREAKING HATES THEM!!!
I thought it would be like the backpack and he would start to learn if he wore them he would be going skiing. Hell no! The booties lasted about ten minutes before he pulled off the front ones so I thought, hey this is a good idea, I will just have him wear 2 until he is used to them then put the other 2 back on. Nope, he ran right out of the back ones in no time. I waited until the end of the day when I knew his feet were freezing and put the front ones back on him. He was just so bummed about it that I took them off. Oh well, we will just keep working at it!
Chuck is only about 10lbs. He gets sooo excited when we get to the trails that he runs full gear up and down the trail between me and the hubby. When he digs in to make the turn at full sprint all you can see is snow flying. Every once in a while he will see something off trail that catches his eye and he bounds off trail usually only to sink in a couple feet of fresh snow. That usually doesn't even slow him down and all you can see is the top of his head as he "swims" though the snow and back onto the trail as snow flies while he kicks into high gear again. I get a little worried about him on days right after a fresh snow when we are breaking trail as we were on Sunday. He will follow right behind the front person, in their tracks so he can get through the snow. On Sunday that snow was up to his back.
He is so funny, he can't stand it when we stop to rest so he even broke trail for us (about 3 feet worth)
He is such an awesome dog, very well behaved, and can go anywhere.

Here is a pic of me from Sunday, we are in the Sierras not too far from Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake or Sierra Summit Ski resort
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    Aww, Chuck is adorable. My dog Annie watches us put on our shoes in the morning. Working shoes...not interesting. Tennis shoes - worth paying attention and watching for a leash to be picked up. Hiking boots! Now that gets a real reaction! We haven't tried her with a pack.
    3609 days ago
    Cute indeed. The booties are a must, I would agree, so hopefully he will learn to get used to them. The area is beautiful. You are so fortunate to have this close to home. Enjoy!! emoticon
    3609 days ago
    How cute!! I would love to see a picture of him with his backpack on :) My Boxer loves his pack. He really acts really proud like he has an important job to do when we put it on him.

    3610 days ago
    What a great dog!! Sounds like he is so much fun. Just be careful as a dog can get lost very easily in the snow as it cover up scents that they sometimes use to navigate.

    3610 days ago
    Looks like fun! Aren't dogs great?
    3610 days ago
  • JOLIE_
    Awesome sounds and looks like fun!
    3610 days ago
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