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February 26, 2013

Eko On Ice (Part 2)

After bounding through the snow for an hour, Eko decided to check out the appeal of ice fishing. Not surprisingly, Eko went straight for the bait, but the minnows were somewhat less interested in being friends than Eko was

After bounding through the snow for an hour, Eko decided to check out the appeal of ice fishing.

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Not surprisingly, Eko went straight for the bait, but the minnows were somewhat less interested in being friends than Eko was

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Next, Eko tried to discern exactly what all the fuss about these holes was about

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“Hey, fish, don’t make me come down there!”

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“Humans have a very strange definition of fun.  Let’s play!”

Eko quickly lost interest in sitting next to some ice holes, and the humans weren’t too far behind.  We cleared off some snow and Eko refereed a game of boot hockey.

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I only snagged one crummy photo of hockey, but the good news is that I have some fun video of Eko in action that I will post Friday

Eko was having a blast, but I could tell he was freezing his paws off when, in very un-Eko-like fashion, he whined to go INSIDE.  After warming up during lunch, Eko was eager to go back outside with us for a cross-country skiing trek.  It would have been too much of a beating on his paws, but luckily I had our secret weapon!  As many people noticed, there was something missing from yesterday’s post…

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“C’mon, do I have to wear these boots?”

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All our practice with the dog boots in Chicago finally paid off!  Once out the door, Eko happily dashed alongside our expedition.  Not only did the boots keep Eko’s paws warm for the long trip, they also protected him from getting cut by the skis when he would run next to me

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Eko was so confident in his boots that I spent most of the trip looking at his rear end.  This was my first time ever cross country skiing, so for a change Eko got to watch me struggle in a pair of unfamiliar boots!

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I have seen Eko sleep pretty hard before, but after a day of romping, hockey and skiing Eko was absolutely knocked out for about fifteen hours

We didn’t catch a single fish all weekend, but thanks to Eko, our trip was a huge success!  Dogs just make everything more fun.  I thought our days of romping in the snow were over, but it looks like winter followed us back from Minnesota.  The snow is coming down hard in Chicago, which can only mean one thing, time to play!

We’re off, but can’t wait to share the video from the trip on Friday.

 

Comments for Eko On Ice (Part 2)

  1. emma says:

    So glad you and Eko had fun…that fresh air and playing in the snow really wears a pup out, I woof from experience!

  2. Victoria says:

    he is just the cutest – love the pic of him all curled up sleeping!

  3. Ok you TOTALLY got me on that one! I am not saying one bad thing about those boots! You are one smart guy! Duh!! No wonder you kept having Eko practice in them, it was for this trip. (Fake blonde moment here)….can’t wait for the video!

  4. I bet he was tired after all of that fun… can’t wait to see the video!

  5. onebluedog says:

    What a great trip! I have not been very interested in meeting snow, but seeing all these cool pictures of Eko having so much might make me change my mind 🙂

  6. onebluedog says:

    *fun* …meant to say Eko having so much fun 🙂

  7. Zena says:

    Great to see Eko loving the white stuff. I enjoyed seeing have so much fun but it hasn’t changed my mind – I don’t think I’d like the stuff and I hope I never get taken up the mountains.

  8. Eve says:

    I loved the photos of Eko playing in the snow, but my favorite is curled up on the couch all tired out from the day! Glad you both had fun and keep up the great trips!

  9. Hurray for a decent pair of boots…err..two pairs I guess. What a sweet pooch!

  10. All your photo’s have made me a little nostalgic for the lake. We used to do a poker rally on xcountry ski’s. We’d have pit stops you’d have to get to, to get a card…of course there were shot’s and what not. Then I’d look like Eko by the end of the day.

  11. What a great adventure – oh Eko I’m green with envy now ;o)

  12. writetowag says:

    Yeah…what an awesome trip…Eko, I’m so glad you still love your boots…We crack up everytime we think back on Trev’s dog boot experience, so its a subject near and dear to us!!!! That part where you said, you spent more time looking at his behind…BOL!!!! Eko, I bet you were snoring on your snooze.a.thon!!!!

  13. Sounds like a fantastic trip!!

  14. Dawn R says:

    Boot Hockey sounds like a fun game to play in the snow… a lot more fun than ice fishing. I cant wait to see the video on Friday. 🙂

  15. Awww Eko looks like he had tons of fun, and what a smart jacket he is wearing!!!! 🙂 I’m sure he would have been first to catch a fish if one jumped up!

  16. Eleenie says:

    Awww, such a happy contented boy 🙂

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