FitDog Friday #16 – It’s the Holiday Season


Last week, I took Mr. N to Winter Wonderland to see the Christmas lights. They decorate the raceway with lights and normally it’s a drive through event. They have specific days where you can ride your bike or walk with your dogs.

It was a little chilly and I was a little worried that Mr. N was underdressed for the weather. Once we started walking, he was fine though. One of the volunteers half shoved a Milkbone into his mouth as we picked up a goodie bag but luckily he refused to eat it.

It was a little overwhelming for him with all the other dogs around and kids running about and screaming (we went early and there were a lot of families). I ended up carrying him for part of the way. It was fun though. The lights aren’t spectacular (I do admit to having high standards in this regard) but a lot of the novelty lies in being able to walk around with your dog(s) and admire the various decorations. I was particular to the twelve days of Christmas ones but it did mean a lot of people walking around singing the song off-key!

We spent a few days in Seattle (minus the dogs) to spend some time with relatives. I would have liked to bring Mr. N but multiple toddlers is enough chaos already without adding him to the mix. We met up with Cascadian Nomads and her trio of dogs in West Seattle and strolled around the neighborhood. I spotted an ornament that looked like Mr. N in a little boutique. I was tempted but resisted.

Meanwhile, in Portland, the dogs were experiencing the first snow. Mr. N has played with snow before when we went to visit relatives. I’m not sure about Onyxx’s snow experience but I didn’t think he would like it. He doesn’t like the cold or wet at all. And I was right.

Our pet sitter sent this photo to me in a text saying, “This is when we first walked out. Mr. N’s like “what’s all this?” and Onyxx is like, “I think I want to go back inside.”

How are you celebrating the holiday season with your dogs?




10 Responses

  1. Janet Keefe

    December 13, 2013 10:53 pm

    Those look like fun activities! We have some big light displays around here but I don't think they allow dogs.
    What fun that you got to meet up and hang out with the Nomads!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  2. Beth

    December 22, 2017 8:06 pm

    Our light display is only available for walking one day, but it was way too cold for us this year. My Maltese and Puggle aren’t big fans of the snow, but our Eskie mix loves it.

  3. Jana Rade

    December 25, 2017 9:06 am

    Cold is a relative thing; particularly with high activity. I learned, that -20 Celsius can be enough to almost get a heatstroke (for me) when tracking bunnies through knee-high snow. LOL


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