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October 26, 2015

When the Going gets Tough, the Tough get Blankets

We’ve been lucky to enjoy some extended warm weather here in Chicago, but we’re now on the inevitable march to freezing temperatures. Emily usually complains it’s too cold anytime the thermostat dips below 80 degrees and the dogs aren’t much better. Cooler temps mean waning sunspots are worth
We’ve been lucky to enjoy some extended warm weather here in Chicago, but we’re now on the inevitable march to freezing temperatures. Emily usually complains it’s too cold anytime the thermostat dips below 80 degrees and the dogs aren’t much better.

Cooler temps mean waning sunspots are worth fighting for

And fight they do! Luckily we have a familiar panacea for all cold-weather worries

There’s no quicker way to quiet these two down than to swaddle them in a blanket

The experience isn’t complete until they bury themselves

Fall is definitely a “Dog Jedi” season in my house

It’s slightly ridiculous how many blankets we have.

The dogs have a tough time parting with their hoard, so laundry can be a challenge

As I joke I decided to see how many blankets the dogs would let me tuck them in with. I ran out of blankets before I found the answer.

“Penny, I think this is the best day of our lives.”

“Yup.”

Is it worth a few extra loads of laundry to keep all these blanket around? You bet. Warm dogs are quiet dogs!

Comments for When the Going gets Tough, the Tough get Blankets

  1. Ogee says:

    Same here! There are like kids in forts when they are under those blankets. Adorable photos!

  2. I agree! and god bless the inventor of fleece blankets, they are dry within minutes and ready to warm a cold doggy-butt :o)

  3. Neeka has to sleep under her blanket every night. Even in the summer when it’s sweltering and the fan is going full force. She’ll let out a little growl or push me with her paw during the night if the blanket slips off any part of her body. Khoi, on the other hand (paw), only wants his head covered. He has a body temp that runs on the high side. We’ll see how he handles a colder winter. We’re actually supposed to have one in the Sierras this year!

  4. Kismet says:

    We’re still doing the AC, although it gets down to 60 at night.

  5. Rose says:

    Are there any dog blogs you like to read? Anything you’d recommend?

  6. Emmadog says:

    We aren’t really blanket dogs, we have our fur, but Bailie does like to sleep under the covers at night in bed I hear. You two look very adorable and comfy in your blankets.

  7. Connie Taylor says:

    My husband tried to cover himself up one time with his $100+ blanket he bought for himself (so he thought), until Riley came into the living room and saw it missing from the couch . The situation was quickly remedied, when he gave the blanket back to Riley, and even covered him up . Happy dog, happy life!

  8. Jo Rhodes says:

    We are Rhodeses we know a thing or two about the Rhodesian misery of the temperature dropping below 80°. (Weknow Rhodesia isn’t Rhodes, but who doesn’t love a Ridgeback?) Sammy does his best impression of a husky in the snow until his paws are frosty. Then he finds the biggest pile of warm clothes or blankets he can find. Dean is like me though, the temperature drops and considers using the litter box. He Had no need to leave the house until the warm days of Spring.
    Repeat after us: “We’re one day closer to Spring”

  9. Yep, same here. We have an uncountable number of blankets here too. Daisy nestles under all the blankets and always takes the softest ones for herself. She likes having several underneath her and several over her – sometimes we have to fight her to get blankets for ourselves!

  10. coastingnz says:

    our boys love their blankets too – thankfully doesn’t get that cold here so one is suffice – easier to launder. Love the captions – very apt lol

  11. NM says:

    I think Mr Eko and Ms Penny deserve a duvet….a nice fluffy zillion count duvet to keep them warm and toasty.. Love this one !

  12. DZ Dogs says:

    Hahahaha! Dante and Ziva love to be tucked in under blankets too!! It’s almost time for us to start our pellet fireplace!

  13. Jesse says:

    These are some great shots!

  14. There can NEVER be too many blankets! I don’t even like my head to stick out. Mom keeps digging my nose out of the covers so I can breathe.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  15. I only need dog blankies a few times a year here, but boy Jack & Maggie both love it when I do wrap them up!

  16. Eve says:

    Love your blanket hogs as I have one myself. I’ve seen her work her blanket til it was completely covering her and once I saw her with just her face sticking out and she reminded me of the old women that wear scarfs on their heads. Enjoy the blankets pups!

  17. I love to be warm too and I agree with Emily it has to be over 80!

  18. Abbie says:

    Oh my gosh that is hilarious! I would have totally have done the same experiment. Our dogs all LOVE blankets, although sadly, we don’t have very many. We do share ours with them…sometimes. 😉

  19. fredrieka says:

    this looks like my house, but I love laying in front of the woodstove or shove my nose under my sleeping bag, ahhh toasty

  20. cafall says:

    Haha – I would love to join them!

    Monty and Harlow

  21. I won’t admit here how many fleece blankets I have for the kids. Lets just say they have a whole baker’s rack of their own to hold them 🙂 Great pics!

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