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Straw bale warmth

Lucy using pile of straw bales to keep warm during cold snap of 2010

Lucy made herself a nice and warm spot on top of the latest batch of straw bales we bought in October.

It's a good thing they got stacked in such a neat fashion. (Thanks, Errol.)

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That's where I found her on the coldest morning... complete with ice crystals, though she didn't seem to mind. My dogs would have been shivering! She's got one heck of a coat on her.
Comment by Shannon Tue Dec 21 19:35:55 2010
Lucy is nothing if not resilient. I've actually never seen her cold (although a couple of times she has jumped into icy water and come down with limber tail, where she sprains her tail and walks around looking really sad for a few days.) I believe that Chesapeake Bay retrievers were bred to swim in literally icy water (chunks of floating ice), and their hair is very oily so it's basically waterproof. I can't remember ever seeing her shiver.
Comment by anna Tue Dec 21 19:55:27 2010

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