Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dog Tales

The severe cold snap in the weather proved a challenge in making sure all were sheltered from the life threatening wind chills. All had good access to shelter but for the always - on - the - job guardian dogs....Sampson and Belladonna. Sam uses his doghouse frequently but Bella frankly refuses shelter, preferring to, at best, bed down in the downslope trees.

Thus, we decided to build a windbreak for Bella which was quickly claimed by Sam..and progressed into a two chamber shelter. ..then a tarped 2 chamber.

Finally as night fell and double digit temperatures kept falling with the wind gusts rising...and noone was using the architectural masterpiece..we decided to attempt bringing them in the barn for the night. Sam made himself right at home. Bella definitely did not appreciate being in, paced the floor, and escaped thru the gate to play 'catch me if you can' for a bit but both the barn and the dogs survived the adventurous night.


  1. Thrilling! Good boys in good selter. So lovely dogs! We always here in radio about this terrible coldness in your country.

  2. Yes, this colder than normal weather has been a challenge for those with animals hasn't it? My southern chickens and turkey's weren't sure what to expect, but we loaded the coops with lots of hay and they all did well. Now I just saw we will have temps in the mid 70's this weekend, crazy weather!