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