The past many days have been awful for walking. It has either been too cold – at or below 10°f (-12°c) – or it has been raining, snowing, sleeting or freezing. Our dog Maddie has been missing her walks. I took her on a very short walk one day, in the afternoon, but we couldn’t go very far. At some point on Monday night or Tuesday morning, our “wintry mix” turned into a cold rain as the temperature rose above freezing. By mid-morning, it was 36°f (2°c) and the rain had stopped.
We walked as far as the end of out sidewalk before we had to turn around. What appeared to be an abundance of puddles turned out to be water, standing over ice. I dragged Maddie back in the house, but only so I could switch to my boots outfitted with Nano Spikes. As we were standing at the door for our second attempt. My wife asked if it wouldn’t be wiser to stay home. I explained that Maddie was already set. At that point, my wife asked which one of us is the alpha dog?
“I am! I made the decision to do what she wants.”
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