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Re: brrrrrrrr
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2015, 10:09:33 am »
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My poor Dachshund has a very hard time when it get's really cold. Her feet get so cold that she limps and can hardly walk. I have to go out with her and help her back in the house. I've been using this stuff on her feet.



It really makes a difference. It keeps her feet drier so that the snow doesn't stick and then melt on her warm feet. The only problem is that it tastes good (to her apparently) and she tries to lick it off.


-18F (again) forecast for tonight and a high of -4 tomorrow. Winter Windchill Warning (-45F) until Thursday.
Our Dachshund loves it outside in the snow until it goes below about 30F. Then in just a few minutes a back foot comes up off the snow and she will just lock up and stand there and wait for you to come pick her up or else I think she would stand there and freeze solid. Seems a common traight of the breed. Everyone I know of that has/had the Dachshunds says theirs did the same thing in the cold. 
I will have to try that cream stuff. But the last thing she needs is more to lick or eat. This cold weather and extended couch time is packing on the weight.
 
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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2015, 10:42:33 am »
Some days are better than others.....
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2015, 03:24:50 pm »
Some days are better than others.....

someday, you people will run out of fresh drinking water... when it happens, we will send it to you... for an extreme cost...

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2015, 03:35:44 pm »
MoB, I would send you some of our 115 degree warmth if I could. For free!
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2015, 04:40:58 pm »
I think that you guys could arrange a swap of sorts.
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2015, 06:18:01 pm »
Hey, good idea Jim! How about a big, insulated bag of hot / cold air sent via next day air? Or were you thinking more along the lines of a big, fan- forced duct from, say, TX to NH?

Brian

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2015, 04:45:42 am »
-18F (again) forecast for tonight and a high of -4 tomorrow. Winter Windchill Warning (-45F) until Thursday.
Our Dachshund loves it outside in the snow until it goes below about 30F. Then in just a few minutes a back foot comes up off the snow and she will just lock up and stand there and wait for you to come pick her up or else I think she would stand there and freeze solid. Seems a common traight of the breed. Everyone I know of that has/had the Dachshunds says theirs did the same thing in the cold. 
I will have to try that cream stuff. But the last thing she needs is more to lick or eat. This cold weather and extended couch time is packing on the weight.


For your Doxie or for you?    ;)

One of our three small dogs has fur so thick, and so much of it, that she even has fur on the bottoms of her feet. She has no issues with the cold, no matter how cold it is. She wants to play outside with the other two dogs in the subzero temps and they want NONE of that nonsense. 
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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2015, 08:59:54 am »
For your Doxie or for you?    ;)

One of our three small dogs has fur so thick, and so much of it, that she even has fur on the bottoms of her feet. She has no issues with the cold, no matter how cold it is. She wants to play outside with the other two dogs in the subzero temps and they want NONE of that nonsense.

Sadly it seems to be all inclusive with the packing on of weight. Mia, the Doxie, myself and the wife have all been stricken by calorie consumption and failure to burn it.

-14F this morning. I have the day off. Went outside to plug in the TDI that wasn't destroyed  and has been sitting outside lately in the cold. I bought a "temporary" daily driver to replace the wrecked one. A Jetta Wagon with a 1.8T engine. Figured with gas prices so much lower than diesel and winter season it would be ok, but really miss having to fuel up only once every two weeks instead of every four days or so.
Going to take a road trip about noon. Found a 2004 Jetta on CL that is a candidate for the gas to TDI swap project I want to attempt this spring/summer. $1000 and I can drive it home even though there is no 1st gear in it, according to the seller. Might be just shift linkage cable issue. Doesn't matter really. Yank the gasser engine out and stuff the TDI under the hood instead. That's the easy part, the wiring harnesses and ECU and immobilizer/cluster swaps and programming might well drive me to further insanity.
Two C10s, five Jettas, and a shed full of snowmobiles and it's too cold and no snow to use or work on any of them. Got to go further north or way further south for a while, at least.

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 01:43:28 pm »
I guess we are peaking (or is that bottoming out?) with the cold front moving through tomorrow; it is supposed to be 3 or 4 below zero F, which is pretty cold for this area.

It was 16F this morning and the center of the house (not where the stove is located) was 72F, with the new wood stove chugging along nicely. Will have to stock it late tonight and open the draft a touch in preparation for tomorrow morning....

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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2015, 02:28:13 pm »
Is -4 even a real number? I am a bit chilly today and it's 76!
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2015, 03:43:55 pm »
Quote from: Deziner link=topic=18720.msg229894#msg229894 date=142066ye6093
Is -4 even a real number? I am a bit chilly today and it's 76!

Yes, it is... interestingly I'm awaiting the heatwave, when we get 20+ f
After my new years eve drunken attempt to fixing my slammed flue damper, which resulted in blistering second degree burns on my arm where my welding gloves ended, I painfully admit you need to experience cold, to really apreciate anything above COLD.
Hey, I wouldn't trade this for Virginia weather again, knowing that could result in a clustrfark, but man, at least we have turns in the roads up here, hehehhehheh

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 03:57:43 pm »
I grew up in a little town outside of Pittsburgh, Pa and later had the "opportunity"  to spend some time on Galcana Glacier in Alaska. 30 years ago I moved to the Sonoran desert and I've never looked back. There aren't many days here that are much over 110 so it's quite comfortable most of the time. Even the rides to Vegas or LA when it's above 110 are preferable to a ride across town at 50 degrees.
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2015, 05:08:32 am »
According to my weather station right at this moment it's 10f below zero with a wind chill of 30f below.   :o
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2015, 05:47:26 am »
That's just wrong
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« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2015, 06:10:51 am »
I agree.  It's 7 here.
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