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Posts tagged ‘snow’

Photo Friday: Chloe and Seattle’s snowstorm

Today everything’s melting, but for the past week, Seattle has been reduced to walking (and cross-country skiing) speed by a pair of snowstorms. Yes, I know they’d be trivial in Buffalo — but Buffalo has snow plows. Here’s Chloe, finally released into the park after a couple of days kept indoors.

She didn’t need the jacket for warmth on that particular day — it’s an effort to keep her coat from becoming a collection of ice balls. What you  … Read more

Shock and electrocution: Leaking voltage is a dog-walking hazard in cities

Photo by fotogail

This is a year-round topic, but it’s particularly relevant in the wintertime, and I feared I had waited too long to write about it. No worries, it turns out — even though spring is on its way on the West Coast, the second major snowstorm in a week is about to engulf the mid-Atlantic states.

Stray voltage is a real but relatively unknown hazard for humans and dogs in urban environments. It’s a problem year-round, but it’s especially  … Read more

Dog paw booties

I jeered at dogs wearing booties, until the day we found ourselves stranded in NYC by a winter storm. Chloe frolicked out into the snow, but as soon as she hit the salted sidewalk (and I mean within a second or two) she started crying with pain and tried to lift all four paws off the ground at once. Happily, there was a pet store nearby selling these disposable rubber booties. She was initially dismayed, as you can see, but  … Read more