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Montréal-Trudeau Int'l Airport
8:00 PM EDT Wednesday 22 October 2008
Light Snow /Cloudy
It's getting awfully cold up here in Canada. It's snowing right now in northern Quebec, but thankfully not in Montreal yet. It feels like it can snow any minute, though. There's that bite in the night air that you feel only in the winter.
Tonight the temperature is dipping to -3C. If you convert that into Fahrenheit, that's 26 degrees. Ouch! I don't have much fur to keep me warm, so Mama went out and bought me a coat today. It's toasty warm and it has a big collar to keep the wind off my head. It's got a faux-fur lining and it feels really cozy. And it's got pockets to hide things in. I have to admit, I feel very handsome in it, especially when the collar's turned up. I feel like Mr. Cool McDog.
But tonight when we went for our walk, Mama ruined my outfit (not to mention my image) and put her snood on me to keep my neck warm. I was so totally embarrassed. Doesn't she know that only girls wear snoods? I mean, really. How did she think I could go outside and hold my head high wearing a girlie snood? All I can say is it's a good thing she didn't pull it up over my ears and turn it into a hat, which is what she does with it when she wears it on cold nights.
Anyway, we met a couple of my friends during our walk and their moms remarked how cute I looked. Precisely. I'm not about cute. I'm known as the macho muscle dog on the block, and here I was trotted out in a freakin' snood!
This is how I looked before I left the house. Bleh.
Tonight when everyone's sleeping, I'm taking that snood and I'm throwing it in the garbage. She'll never know... shh.
October 22 /08
Well, Mama read what I wrote and she apologized. She had no idea I would be embarrassed wearing a snood. Well, duh. She thought I just looked like I was wearing a turtleneck. Then she went online and found this parka at her favourite store, Poochy Couture, and she's ordering it for me. Now that's a coat for a Canuck dog, don't you think? And it's got a hood.
Yay! I'm going to be so warm and so cool!
And even better news -- she found this online too: a 50' nylon off-lead training line with a handle. I have a 30' tie-out in the back yard but it has to be clipped to a stake. With this one, Mama, Papa or Daniel can walk with me and let out the line so I can run.
Remember how sad I was at Beaver Lake last week when Sophie and Clover ran off-leash and I wasn't allowed to? Well, that's never going to happen again. Now, if we go to a park that's not fenced in, I'll have 50' of freedom!
Oh, I'm a happyBoxer tonight!