Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Wilson and Chelseas Tips for Beating the Winter Blues
aka some fun examples of what we do during the boring winter months where outside playtime is limited to us)

1. We do a lot of running in the house, like insane running. I chase him, he chases me, sometimes a few object like to fall off tables etc. It surprising how much navigating a house and running at full speed tires one self and ones dog. Do house marathons.

2. Curl up on the couch and read a good book together, this way we share each others warmth and get to spend time together. Hurray!

3. The cat, both a source of warmth (when she allows it) and entertainment.

4. Outside walks have become limited to when its not windy and really cold out, but indoor walkies at petstores have increased. So have the amount of dog toys and treats. Straaaannnge. New toys also helps beat down the boring winter blues.

5. Winter seems to be turning into the time where Wilson learns more tricks. Some we teach him like circle, ignore food, jump between my legs and roll. Others he learns himself like, lets remove things from moms purse and bring it to her (papers, wallet, or sometimes feminine products which is embarrassing and funny when companies over), or nosing the leash hanging from the wall means walkies (though I think that is Wilson training me =/ mhmmm). Winter time is the best time for indoor doggie learning.

(taken from my comment on one of Corgi Butts posts)


Max the Quilt Cat said...

Sounds like you got the Winter blues covered.... It's good to be creative. Winter up there lasts a long time doesn't it? Here... we're looking for winter to be over on Thursday. Hee Hee

pawhugs, Max

Kelly said...

I love the tip about walking in pet stores!! Oh and I love his trick of bringing you things from your purse lol

Mariodacat said...

Good plan my friend. I love zooming around the house too, only I don't has anyone to chase.

Sandra said...

This will be our fist winter with pups. Definitely have a list of new tricks and stuff they are going to learn. They also like going for car rides so I see a lot of those in our future.

Anonymous said...

You should come here to florida where the winter isnt that bad. haha But I love how you spend your winters.

Rumtruffle said...

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Kristin G. said...

All very good tips. Maybe we need a cat for added amusement. :). Happy holidays, and thanks for visiting! We enjoyed your Dashing Through the Snow video too.

dawn said...

I'm sure the cat is happy she was included! Great tips to share.

Just stopping to say Hi from the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop!

sagechronicles said...

That sounds like my house-especially the kitty entertainment. And I got to go to two pet stores yesterday AND the UPS store.

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Oskar said...

Excellent tips!

Nubbin wiggles,

Suzanne said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog. I really enjoyed the video of Wilson in the snow!

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