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2/12/15 10:19 P

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Ladies, as you can probably guess from either my profile pic or user name..... I have Rough Collies emoticon emoticon

These guys are "double coated" which means that they have (or should have!) a harsh textured outer coat, and underneath that there is a thick downy soft undercoat. The outer coat is more or less waterproof, while the undercoat is for insulation. They do well in pretty much any climate, although our friends in the balmy south like Florida or other hot areas of the world, do not carry as much coat as those who live here in the "Frozen, Frigid " areas to the North....

You asked about walks? Well, since I have multiples, they tend to not get walked, just let out into our fenced yard to romp and play with each other. We especially do NOT do walks during the winter months because of all the sand, salt and other stuff that is put on the roads and sidewalks to keep vehicles and pedestrians safe.

To really make you feel wonderfully warm..... the forecast here for overnight is -40 Celsius, which is almost exactly the same in Farenheit..... BRRRR does NOT do it justice!

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2/12/15 3:36 P

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I have to say you all are a lot stronger than I! I complain when it's in the 40's here. I am not a cold weather person at all (born and raised, lifer in Sunny California). I feel for you and hope to never have to experience your pain.

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2/12/15 11:33 A

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Thurs FEB 12th: 152.0 lb

MY DEAR SISTERS UP NORTH - I am so sorry you must endure such brutal weather. How do the dogs manage their walks? We coat ours here down in Maryland when it's bone chilling to us but what we get is nothing like you. Our worst this week is a 4* night, no below 0 anything so far.

I have two friends in Canada -one in Montreal and the other Alberta. I really worry for my Alberta friend every winter. She got a dog a couple years ago which really picked up her spirits (SAD) so now they suffer together.
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We get good days even in winter to walk so I certainly empathize with you.
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2/12/15 9:58 A

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Hi there!! they are calling for 18 below here (northern NY border of NY, Ontario and Quebec) and thats fahrenheit...wind chill - 40. i love snow and cold!!


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2/11/15 7:42 P

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Hi Tara. It is definitely pretty BRRRRR here!

I'm in Southwestern Ontario - what part of the province are you in?

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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

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Mel Gibson, in the movie "The Patriot"


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2/11/15 6:06 P

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2/11/15 12:40 P

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Oops, I just messed that up!

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