Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

Today is the first day of spring! It doesn't really feel like it here today, but there were a few warm days last week. I even drove with the window down. So much snow melted that our backyard looked like a pond, but now it's all frozen over.

Our backyard on Friday...

Our backyard on Saturday. Treacherous!

Oscar is starting to explore a lot more these days, and I think it's because the smells are a lot stronger now that the snow is starting to melt.



And more sniffing.

We took Oscar on a walk yesterday. It was kind of nice that it was still cold enough for the snow and ice to remain frozen, because it was a lot less messy than it was when we walked him last week. The EasyWalk harness is making life much better for us. It was possibly the best walk we've ever been on with Oscar! He was very relaxed for once and kept the pulling to a minimum, though we still practiced the Leave It command a lot, as we usually do on our walks. I never noticed, before getting a dog, how much garbage there is just sitting on the edge of the road. In fairness, Oscar will eat just about anything, so it's not like our streets are covered in trash - there are just a lot of little tidbits that usually end up in his mouth if we're not watching him.

Exploring the last of the snowbanks.

Look at that nice loose leash!

Leading the way.

This time, Oscar kept an eye on us during his walk
when usually his nose is stuck to the ground. Nice!


Tucker said...

Glad you had a nice walk, Oscar! Phoebe and I just got back from ours.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Oh my what a slippery, treacherous looking mess y'all have there. I guarantee you wouldn't catch my Human walking on icy ground like that.

My Human says please tread carefully!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Rubie said...

I loves sniffing stuff on my walks! The world has so many smells, and this is how we learn. It's nice to get out and about. Hope it warms up for you soon! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Oskar said...

Our snow is gone & it's mud season here for now. I love mud season!

Nubbin wiggles,

OscarBlogger said...

Oscar's a fan of mud season too. Me, not so much.

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