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 thoughts on “A Message From Old Man Winter”

  1. Here we already have over a foot of snow and it’s been -20C a few times. But, the boys enjoy having us build snow forts and snowmen for them to destroy, so they are happy. About boots, we make ours wear them from about -15 to -40 (after -40 we only let them out to pee and bring them back in). They hate them, and have to have the second biggest size, but they’re worth it. I have heard Muttluks are good

  2. Lol. I am glad you and Eko did not let anything go to waste:) I lived in San Diego two years and I never saw snow. It rained twice, but that was it. Boots? Good luck. My girl, Alex, hates her sweaters and I give her treats so she does not look like she is being punished while I put it on her, but boots? No, she would not like them at all. She’ll let me put them on her, but I know she’ll take them off. Let us know how Eko does with his boots:) That’s got to be one funny and interesting post:)

  3. Brrrrrr…I am shivering just looking at those chilly pictures! We don’t get snows here, so I don’t have to wear any boots. I bet Eko is going to look really cool in his boots though. I am excited to see 🙂

    PS – I hope Eko’s toe is getting better fast and that he is not too crazy being on resting time!

  4. Love the Game of Thrones reference. I was shocked to see flurries on my car two nights ago here in Chicago, when it was practically 70 the day before.


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