Dear Blog: Sorry, I forgot all about you yesterday.
Oh well, you’ll survive.
It was pretty cold yesterday, here in Albuquerque. When we woke up it was 1 degree. I’ve NEVER seen it get cold like that here. The high for the day soon followed-a tepid 29 degrees.
Jeff walked down the street to the mailbox in his t-shirt and jeans, to feel what 1 degree felt like. He said it felt GREAT until he was on the way back and the wind blew. Then? It cut into him like a cleaver.
We took the dogs for a walk at around noon when it felt like it had warmed up sufficiently. The Beagle was just fine, happy as a clam, but the older mini Pinscher was NOT alright. We were one mile out when I noticed she was way too cold. Once you’re out in the desert and the wind starts to blow-cold city.
Jeff zipped her up into his coat and she was cozy and warm then, but we felt like the worst kind of doggie grandparents. Lesson learned.
I went with our daughter to Pet Smart later that afternoon and she bought both of her dogs harnesses (THANK YOU!) and a stupid, warm pink doggie coat for the mini Pinscher. We all took another walk later in the day when it felt really good-no wind at all, and she was so comfy in her little coat.
I’m in love with harness leashes. These dogs are so freakin’ curious, I have to constantly pull them away from things like this (for real): Cotton tail bunny tails-obviously minus the bunny, Huge Jackrabbit ears, obviously minus the Jackrabbit, assorted legs and feet, broken beer bottles and other hideous things. Once I had to scoop a bunny tail out of one of their mouths, while I was screaming bloody murder. I’m really, really, really not into touching dead animal parts.
Soooo, the harnesses are great because I’m just tenderhearted enough to not enjoy the wretching, choking sound of dogs when I have to pull on their leashes to get them away from something. It’s wonderful that the tug is on the top of their back now. Perfect invention!
We’ve been eating a lot of homemade sourdough with hot soups this week. It’s been dreamy.
Have to head to Santa Fe for church. Have a grand rest of the weekend.