This is Lucy's first winter. She celebrated her first birthday in December so all of this cold weather and snow is new to her. We don't get a lot of cold weather or snow here in Northwest Arkansas, but last Tuesday the temperature reached -1 with a windchill of -16 and we got around one inch of snow.
Lucy did not let the snow deter her from checking the fence line for bunnies. There are a lot of rabbits in our area due to new home construction that is displacing the cottontails. They come through our yard all of the time, leaving their unique deposits. Lucy follows the trail to one of several low spots in the fence that the bunnies use as escape routes. She checks those spots every time she goes outside. I have also mounted a couple of bird feeders on the fence and Lucy believes that what ever the birds kick out of the feeder and on to the ground belongs to her.
Lucy has also decided that eating snow is more fun than drinking water from her bowl, so she sniffs, snorts, then hydrates herself with some fresh snow. Once Lucy has checked the fence line, done her business, and gotten a snow snack, she is ready to return to the warmth of the living room. Dogs are funny people. Have a blessed day.