A Message From Old Man Winter

“Is your refrigerator running?” Yeah?  Well…mine isn’t.  And so please excuse the tardiness of today’s post; Eko and I were busy saving the perishables.  I wasn’t sure if beer was perishable, so I drank the one I had in there just to be safe.  Eko assured me that the treats I had frozen for him would go bad if they thawed, so he took care of those.  If nothing else, Eko and I are a couple of selfless guys.

 

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Eko selflessly playing on the beach in San Diego

And while our fridge may be out of commission, last night we got an indication that we might not need a fridge for the next few months.

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Eko did his best to clean off the pumpkins, but it was to no avail.  The message was clear:

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Eko: Will, are you writing on random cars in our neighborhood?

Will: Eko, you sure ask a lot of questions for a dog.  Just make sure no one is looking.

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As the old saying goes, winter officially begins when the first snow flake falls on Mr. Eko’s nose

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Luckily our apartment building bought the good stuff!

Last year most of the country got away with an easy winter.  In fact, Eko and I were playing on the beaches of New England well into December.  This year I have a feeling we are not going to be so lucky.  Eko has a great waterproof/warm jacket for when the temperature drops, but I know that not everyone in the city uses pet-friendly ice melter.  This means that it is time to try the great paw-boot experiment once again.  Last time I attempted to get Eko to try boots he was not having it, but I think they are going to be a necessity this winter.  He already hurt his paw once so I want to make sure he is safely equipped to have a romping good time this winter.

Does your dog have winter boots?  If so, do you have any recommendations about brands/sizing/acclimation?  Any help would be much appreciated by me and my temporarily 3.5 legged sidekick. Thanks!

Oh, and Old Man Winter – Eko has a message for you too:

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24 Comments

Haha yeah we got our first snow already too – 7″ of it in a nor’easter! (I’ll be posting pics of that on Monday.) They’re definitely predicting a tougher winter for those of us in the northeast this year – I don’t mind AS LONG AS our roof gets fixed first!!!!!

Hats off to both of you for salvaging those “perishables” in the fridge! 😉 That’s the most fun way to do it!

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