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 Post subject: Oliver ... ugh, the story of my life
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:21 pm 
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if you have a cocker, it's also worth a thousand trips in and out. This is the dog who can "hold it" until the rain stops, even if it takes days. It's turned so cold over the past week, and my boy (who is now in charge) wants to go in and out every few minutes. The coat goes on, he goes out; he comes in, the coat comes off X 1000!


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 Post subject: Re: Oliver ... ugh, the story of my life
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It's been very cold in the North bay as it seems like a month of chill. Sometimes it got down to the 18' in your protected valley backyard. Most of the time for the last month it was 24'. The backyard would stay frozen till noontime. You could hear the frozen grass as you walked on it. Surprised that Oliver handled it in the morning. Our citrus show some damage but the oranges seem ok for now. Roof tops looked like it snowed at night and stayed that way in the shade by 11AM.

On our walks at the county park their black top 'would be frozen as the humidity off the lake gets heavy blowing over the tree tops and the moisture drops onto the frozen black top. I get upset when he wants to read the pee mails on the wet grass on our walks.

Now this year we had maybe ten inches of rain this mostly at night time, but showers during the day. Our Oliver is a trooper nothing has bothered him.

Only problem is the dew on a buff cocker paws it gets up under the belly they don't make mud laps. So out comes the hair dryer to get that under belly mud and wetness.

Good news is that the Sierras have lots of snow pack for this time of year.

Love those photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Oliver ... ugh, the story of my life
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It's rained so much here in Raleigh lately - ugh - it's an exercise. Cici hates the rain. She's got longer hair now, growing a skirt...total beautiful nuisance :gig don't know how those long-haired cocker's parents do it! Every time she comes in, it's a hairdryer session and wipe down. Entire belly gets wet.

Noticed that if she had dry paws, she wouldn't chew them. Moisture between her paw pads made her chew.

You put the raincoat on - oh boy, she turns into a statue.

She wants dry, subzero temps...

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 Post subject: Re: Oliver ... ugh, the story of my life
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Oliver is just too funny!

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 Post subject: Re: Oliver ... ugh, the story of my life
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I've just ordered George a nice fleecy coat. Hubby has always pointed out that he's a gundog not a toy dog like the Cavaliers, but I've decided enough is enough - there's snow on the ground and the poor dog's nearly 14 years old!!

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 Post subject: Re: Oliver ... ugh, the story of my life
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I diffinitely know what you're talking about. Hunter goes out in morning and noon if he wants,then at 4:00 when I go to the barn. He gets fed at 5:00 and we usually go to bed at 11:00. Between supper and bed ,he rings the bell to go out about every hour and if I am not fast enough for him ,he just starts to BANG the bell like he's ordering me to hurry. The colder it is,the more trips he makes. He has to check that there's nothing new going on in the yard and no stray cats are around.


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 Post subject: Re: Oliver ... ugh, the story of my life
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Daisy's in and out thing at this time of year is guilt and blame directed at me.
She asks to go out. I open the door, there's a foot of snow. She looks at me and turns away in disgust. Repeated numerous times and each time the look is more accusatory. Its not my fault that the weather is not to her liking but you'll never get her to believe that.


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