So, here in NY we get LOTS of snow.  Weeks ago we got hit with almost four feet of snow.  We have four foot fences around our yard and the snow sat just inches below it.  I was quite worried my puppies were going to walk right over it!  Luckily the snow was so deep they were too afraid to travel off the paths they had created while the snow fell.  They lived in these paths for at least a week, because the snow did not melt.  We were actually snowed in for a few days.  For a long time after the sidewalks remained unplowed and the puppies did not get out for many walks because I was nervous walking with piles of snow above my head... I didn't want to get hit by a car!


We did have a few days of nice weather and we did a nature trail walk with the snow.... the puppies ended up falling asleep on the car ride home and slept for three hours afterwards.  Let's just say, it was a quiet afternoon!


Now my foot is in a cast and I can't get them out.  It's killing me!  They are so anxious and their romps in the backyard snow are not seeming to cut it anymore.  I can't wait til my foot heals and I can get them back to the park or something... or maybe some snow will melt so we can go around the block (not likely- it's supposed to stay in low 20s like all week).  


Any suggestions on what I can do since we can't get out much right now because of weather and now my foot?

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Comment by Bev Levy on January 13, 2011 at 2:11pm
This is a good time to teach fetch, catch and other tricks. Learning new things dispels some of the energy and fetch will help too.
Comment by Joanna, Rainy and Calvin on January 13, 2011 at 11:03am
Do they like playing in the snow?  I should send my husband and Calvin over!  He can walk them/play with them and Calvin could run around with them in the yard!
Comment by John Wolff on January 12, 2011 at 10:52pm

Take a yoga class, it's the best rehab (I broke my fibula an inch from the end in 1980, yoga was my only PT).

It's tricky when you have a corgi 'cause you've gotta learn to do yoga and throw a tennis ball at the same time, but you both get a workout that way.

Before the cast comes off, make a tennis ball range in the house.  Remove any valuable breakables unless your ball control is really, really good.

Comment by Sam Tsang on January 12, 2011 at 10:27pm
Hire a responsible teenager in your neighbourhood, $10 + hot cocoa + pizza pockets :)

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