Muddy paws, cold nights. I always take advantage of sleeping on top of stuff in the winter time to avoid the thud of frozen dirt underneath me. So far this month it has rained a little bit every day, accumulating 27 inches already. The town of Laytonville usually receives an average of 71 inches of rain annually, which is plenty to keep the hills nice and green in the spring, and perfect for chasing stuff.
When people come to visit me in the winter, I always try to take advantage of the heat inside their houses with my best puppy face. I usually win and get to hang out with humans for a little while until we scramble on off to our next adventure on the property together. When you let me or any dog in the house though, always be wary of fleas and ticks and poison oak at any time of year. Wipe off our paws, dry us off with a dirty towel by the door. It feels great to get a back scratch and this way we can both be sure I am the only outdoor wild thing getting all of your attention and not icky parasites.
There have been a lot of visitors this winter checking out the place for their weddings in advance. Exciting to hear about all the details, and that people want to bring other dogs for me to play with. I can barely handle myself when brides start talking about what reception foods they have planned so I can start scheming how to sneak leftovers. Come on, just doggin' you! I I hear we are going to have an exciting and busy summer up here, so if you were planning to come hang out with me at the lake (and obviously rub my belly), you should probably book your campout soon!