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Monday, February 4, 2013

Run Jet, Run!!

I simply adore my new adopted hound, Jet. He's a wonderful companion and a crazy, goofy hound. He puts a smile on my face every day and makes me get up and walk away from the computer for a while, which is a good thing when I have enough work to keep me going for hours and hours on end! He's particularly fond of the fresh snow. There's something about it that makes him want to run, even more than usual.

I bought him a really long leash that is actually a horse lead.  It's made from the same material as regular dog leashes, and it has a very sturdy clip on the end (after all, it's meant to be strong enough for a horse!)  The leash is 30 feet long, and that allows him a lot of leash to go do his sniffing and exploring without dragging me all over the place on a regular 6 foot leash.  I use the 6 foot one at night when it's dark, but in the daytime, I use the long lead.

The snow fell all day yesterday, some overnight, and it's still going - over 6 inches now, probably 8 or so.  I'll be taking that orange "puppy" for a ride later, but I'm waiting until the snow stops.  One of the good things about living out in a rural area is that nobody complains when your driveway isn't cleared immediately upon snowfall, and there are no sidewalks to clear.

The other great thing about living rurally (and working from home) is that you can take your dog for walks in the pasture while wearing your fleece penguin "onesie" pajamas, and nobody sees or cares.

Another necessary part of the attire for dog walking in the snow, is a chicken hat.  If you don't have one, you should.  And you should buy one from my Etsy shop!  Unfortunately, I haven't had much time for crocheting lately, so you'll have to wait until I get some made before you can buy one!

So once you're all ready in your jammies and chicken hat, you take your dog for a walk, or in Jet's case, a run.  I really tried to keep up with him with the camera, but he's fast!  In any case, here's a video of Jet on his morning run.  Enjoy!
video

After a good run, a little energy food might be needed.  It's always good to lick out the empty peanut butter jar.  Nom nom nom.

And then, finally, we rest.  (well, one of us rests, and the other one starts her work for the day!)



14 comments:

Gail said...

What a beautiful greyhound!!!

Thank you.

Valerie B said...

Years ago I adopted a black-and white greyhound off the track in Arizona; she'd been abused and was almost deemed un-adoptable because she was such a mess of nerves and fear, but after being in foster for a while, and after meeting me, she came to live at my house where she lived until age 14. I'm so glad you and Jet have met and are living happily together! Silky eventually turned into a big, bouncy, happy girl and seeing Jet frolic in the snow brought back many happy memories. Thank you for sharing him with me. :)

Patty Woodland said...

I have snowman fleece pants that I wear out all the time. They are WARM. Who cares what they look like. Love that hat!

Spinners End Farm said...

Jet is peanut butter colored with dark chocolate swirls....

I LOVE the jammies and the chicken hat; they are a great combination. Oh, and the smile makes the whole outfit! :)

Marigold said...

I want jammies like that.

porkpal said...

I need a chicken hat!

Michelle said...

The chicken hat made me laugh out loud, and the video pasted a great, big grin on my face. I had no idea a lunge line would work so well with a greyhound, nor that a greyhound could have so much fun in the snow. I'd think he'd freeze his skinny tail off!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

I want jammies like that too! Hee hee. You look very beautiful in your chicken hat, Missy Claire!

Michelle said...

WAH! THERE ARE NO CHICKEN HATS IN YOUR ETSY SHOP!

Tatteranne said...

Jet is absolutely super-sonic. So glad to be reading about the fab five and can't wait to see the chicken hats. Let us know when you get some ready. ONWARD and UPWARD!!!!!!!!!

Millie said...

I'm not a fan of dogs, but he doesn't look too bad. My human says she wants nice warm jammies like that!

Lin said...

Will you please tell me when you have chicken hat in your shop. I totally want one!!

See? I didn't even notice your pants with that chicken hat on your head. :)

Renee Cabe said...

I must have a chicken hat!!!

Alison said...

Good dog, indeed! He has the perfect snout for licking out the pb jar, lol!