Mr. N would like to clear up this misconception about him not being a “real dog.” He is a real dog. As much as he looks like a stuffed toy, he isn’t one!
Real dogs play chase with other dogs in the snow.
Real dogs do crazy, crazy things like going into the river in the middle of a snowstorm to chase ducks.
Real dogs refuse to let snow bring them down.
Real dogs play for two and a half hours in the snow and still don’t want to go home.
And real dogs (like real men!) cuddle.
*Addressed partly to the Boston Terrier owner in the park who told his dog that a “grandma dog” was chasing him and said Mr. N wasn’t a real dog. Yes, my dog is wearing three layers but he’s not FAT like your dog. He doesn’t have that blubber to keep him warm. And he can outrun your dog and breathe better than your dog can too! And you have a Boston Terrier! It’s not like they’re macho dogs either.
*And partly to the people who thought I was “abusing” Mr. N by making him walk in the snow with snow all over him.