Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Becoming Canadian

I think it is fair to say that my American puppy has earned the right to be called Canadian - she is adjusting to an Ottawa winter! No longer do cold days prevent us from going out. (lucky me!)

Adjusting to an Ottawa winter is extra challenging because Ottawa winters while can be bitterly cold, the temperature often go up and down like a yoyo. Take this week for example.  Monday morning was +3 C (37 F) and the evening it was -4 C (25 F). This isn’t a huge, jump but Tuesday, a beautiful sunny morning was very, very cold -21 C (-6 F) and with the wind -30 C (-22 F). That is a huge swing (in the wrong direction if you ask me). As a true Canadian winter, by Friday it is suppose to be raining with a temperature of +11 C (52 F).

Despite the bitter temperature that makes your nose hairs freeze, we head to the park. We saw about a half dozen other dogs there yesterday morning (I am not the only crazy one). On these very cold days, our walk is shorter, Lee doesn’t run as much, she does a lot of 3 legged dog, but it calms her down enough to not eat anything while I am out!

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