We have had another blast of Canadian winter here in the last week or so - temperatures got down to about minus fifteen overnight, which while still pretty cold, is nothing compared to the TRUE winter that some of our BC neighbours face every year. In the same week, just a few hundred kilometres away, temperatures of minus forty and lower were being experienced...but Canadians are a hardy bunch (at least outside of the major cities, where I am afraid they whine about everything), and life simply goes on even at such extremes.

For us, daily temperatures of around minus twelve are quite cold enough to let us know that it is definitely winter, even here in the most sheltered corner of the country. As you all know, no matter what the weather, dogs need exercise, and as always we take our responsibilities seriously. Anyway, just being out in the snow still has a child-like fun attached to it!

I hope you enjoy the pictures of our walk only a few minutes from home...why don't you submit some of your own walking pics for us all to enjoy? Personally I'd love to see pics from other countries!
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Best paw forward etc., etc...
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The view from the parking lot...yes it's beautiful!
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A little local colour...this guy obviously travels in his home - that IS a chimney (for a wood burning stove) you can see poking out of the roof. He certainly picked a lovely spot to wait out the snow storm.
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Just in case the snow wasn't enough reason to goof around, Buckley tries to encourage Bosco to play...
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...which Bosco finds so hilarious, he performs a classic spit-take with his mouthful of snow...much to Buckley's apparent disgust.
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It's hard to make out if they enjoy the snow from this distance and at that speed - but I think...
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And to our left folks...a frozen lake...yes it's cold!
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There I was, standing looking at a postcard...just had to record it so someone would believe me!
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The return of 'The Squirm' - this time in snow rather than sand...
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A rare picture of me (no I'm not small, I'm FAR AWAY) with the monsters...this time staying out of the way as they chase one another AGAIN...
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So...playing hide 'n seek with Bosco.......found him (camouflage isn't his strong point)...he wasn't happy.
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Some practice was required as a result of the camouflage fail. Both took to it rather well actually! I have, in this shot, just stopped ruthlessly kicking snow over the poor, poor pooches...both of whom loved it.
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As you can tell, they scrub up pretty fast...time for more snow kicking...moo hoo ha haaaa....
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And this is where we had been...it looks like a panoramic shot, but it isn't, it just IS that beautiful up close!