Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Oregon dog dreams of spring

Sinead the Boston terrier in her sweater by the fire

Springtime in Oregon can be unpredictable--and if you're a dog--it can be a little heartbreaking. Just ask Sinead the Boston terrier here. She may look awfully cute in her little sweater, but deep down, her little soul is crushed.

Very small dogs--and Boston terriers in general--are most comfortable when the weather is warm. Sinead is happiest when it's about 82 outside and about 82 inside. That's when she stretches out on the floor or in the grass with a smile on her face. And when she gets up from those comfy spots, she has a little spring in her step. You can see her come alive when it's warm.

Sinead the Boston terrier in her bed

We had a few days last week when the temperature moved up into the 60s. The sun was shining, the grass was waving in the breeze and Sinead got a little excited. She spent some time sleeping in sun puddles in the morning, and in the afternoon, she hopped out into Popoki's catio for some fresh air. She felt like spring was here.

But by Saturday, that warm weather disappeared. We were back into the 40s and 50s with rain falling in sheets from a black sky. Sinead was absolutely heartbroken about that, and she started sighing dramatically before she'd head out to the yard for her potty breaks.

Sinead the Boston terrier in front of the fire

So for now, she's back in her little sweaters all day long. And I've pulled her bed in front of the heater, so she can soak up the warmth. I keep telling her that spring is really, really coming. But until it arrives for good, she's prepared to brave the cold.

Has spring sprung where you are? And what do your pets think of it? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know, okay?

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  1. No spring here...yet. We've got snow on the ground. Sinead looks really cute in her sweater.

  2. Poor Sinead. Spring will be here soon, pretty girl. It's definitely not here yet, because we had a blizzard yesterday!

  3. Aw, poor Sinead. At least she looks good in a sweater. We've had a mild winter which Pug has enjoyed. I like snow, though!

  4. I must say that Sinead is absolutely adorable in her sweater.

  5. We didn't have a winter at all. It is definitely spring here. I hope that it warms up for you soon. ♥

  6. Sinead looks extra cute in her sweater.

  7. Did you knit that sweater, Jean? I live in California, and spring has finally arrived here. The fruit trees and daffodils are blooming. After a long, cold, rainy winter, I am definitely loving the warmth and brilliant spring colors!

    1. My sister gets the knitting credit. She's amazing!

  8. No spring here yet, either, sweet Sinead. We got 14 inches of snow yesterday, so we're dreaming of warmer days, too. :)

  9. Chin up, Sinead! The warm weather is coming soon! Take heart in the fact that you look fabulous in your little sweater while you wait! <3