Okay... so I spoke WAY too soon about there not being any snow in Maine!! We woke up to about 6 inches of snow on the ground on Friday morning! I was right about Hailie's reaction... she HATED it... she is such a princess that wet feet are not an option, not to mention wet, COLD feet!! After a few times outside, however, she adjusted nicely and wanted to stay outside to play in it... so, the novelty of winter has quickly faded... more snow and ice expected tonight!
Also, I was reading someone's post about taking their dog to work with them... a great topic! I am a Registered Nurse and the director of a 30-bed Alzheimer's Residential Care Center... I have been bringing Hailie to work with me since she was only a few month's old... she LOVES it here... she knows when it is time to leave for the day... it is amazing to me that a new little puppy, very high strung, can settle down in the arms of an elderly person with Alzheimer's disease... it is like she realizes the deficits and accomodates for them... pretty amazing, as I was nervous about bringing her with me initially. The folks here LOVE her and they get upset when I don't bring her in... but, even high strung puppies need a day off now and again! She is so busy here at work spreading her love that she is totally exhausted by the end of the day and sleeps all the way home and most of the evening! She does very good work, though.
I even wrote a "Bring Your Dog to Work" policy for the facility... just for Hailie... who already was well aware of her importance and superiority!!!
Have a great day all!!!