Golden Retrievers are water dogs through and through (although you will find the occasional exception – one who does love H2O). Our Goldens, Shep, Betsy, Jenny, and Polly, are NOT exceptions; they all love water – be it ponds, puddles, rain, or the cooler version of precipitation: snow!
Here in beautiful Vermont, we’ve already experienced several snowstorms this winter, even as early as November! One storm dumped eighteen inches of heavy, wet snow in our area and resulted in a record power outage for us: seven days without electricity! Thanks to our woodstove and generator, we survived the outage quite comfortably. Plus, the enforced break from many of our normal daily responsibilities gave us and our dogs a delightful opportunity to enjoy the snow!
With the possiblity of several months more of cold, snowy weather stretching out in front of us, I think we’ll all have plenty more opportunities to enjoy water in it’s winter forms of snow and ice! There’s no doubt that Polly, Jenny, Shep, and Betsy will! And there’s no doubt that Jonathan, Mary Grace, and Esther will also!