When The Huskies Are Cold...It's Cold!

United States
January 16, 2009 11:46am CST
As everyone else the temperatures here are arctic! I opened the door last night to check and make sure the dogs were in their dog houses and the cats were in the garage and I got trampled by two dogs and two cats! LOL Now Huskies love the cold weatehr but I think it was even too cold for them! LOL They come running in the door as soon as I opened it and just stood in my kitchen looking at me like "Oh Please Don't snd me back out there!" OK I know you're wondering...and Yes I let them all stay in for the night. The two cats are still in but the two dogs braved it about 7 this morning. They are running and playing in the yard having a big time in the big whopping 1 degree out there. I'm cleaning and preparing a little better for tonight. I don't like surprises. I'll be ready for them tonight when they come charging. The cats say "forget it" they are moved in for now! LOL Did you bring your animals in for the night or are they still in?
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Yeah it's been beyond artic here as of late in Minnesota. Last night it was -24. And a windchill of -45. Now my Buster, Aa beagle, loves the snow and cold. But just to a poiunt as I do also. Lately he does his business right outside the back door and wants let in right away. But when the sun shines, no matter how cold it is, he still runs rampant having a blast. Sometimes I wished I was furry like a dog to enjoy this type of weather. Buster has never stayed outside overnight. Not even in the summer months etc. He is a soiled one and we love him near us as much as possible really. But then I'd never leave him outdoors with the temperatures and windchills as cold as we've had recently. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
16 Jan 09
Oh yeah. I thought about you when that temperature started dropping last night!LOL You always send it my way. It has raised to a big whopping 1 degree todayand supposed to start dropping this evening. They are are playing like it is summer right now but I'll bring them back in tonight for a warm nights sleep! LOL
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I live in the country and in an area that is bad for rabies, so ALL of my herd stay in at night...that's four dogs and four cats. They are great for keeping me warm in bed! Except that the mini Dachshunds tend to steal the covers, they're worse than my BF in that department. When my ex and I were moving up to Montana (in November) we were traveling with my Siamese cat, and he got so cold his teeth chattered like castanets! Now that is an eerie sound. As I posted earlier, I live in California where the temperature was a balmy 80 degrees today. We are expecting a cold front to come through starting tomorrow and the high will only be a cold 60 degrees. I wish I could package up some of our weather and send it to you...
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Oh please do send some! Last night was colder than the previous night. Wind chill was -35 and tem was -12. Thanks for the response
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I wish I could bottle up the warm weather and send it to people. It's another awful day here, it's already 68 degrees at 10 a.m. I'm going to put the doxies in their pen for a while so they can enjoy the weather too. I'm going to go out and clean the back yard and enjoy the sun. Sorry to rub your nose in my beautiful weather..."think Spring".
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@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
My "bubbles" is always like that.... I let her in particularly when I know that it's cold outside. But sometime I just let her in to our house because I just want her to stay there... I adore my dog so much,,,
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• United States
17 Jan 09
I love mine too but they are not used to the indoors and they shed hair so bad it's pitiful! LOL They are funny though. They don't really know how to act. You can't let them get started because when they are outside they wrestle and play all day long. Huskies have a tremendous amount of energy. So they don't like the calm atmosphere too well!LOL Thanks for the response.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 09
But my dog is really different, she loves to stay inside our house. She feel more comfortable here... She's really extra-ordinary!! Happy posting!
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
16 Jan 09
LOL..it is cold when the huskies come barging through! They're supposed to be pulling you to the store on a sled! LOL..I keep mine in all the time because they're so small but it was cold enough here that if I saw someone elses pet outside,I might have brought it in ..at least to the basement.I bet you stay warm with your pets all in. Good luck and stay warm!
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Yes itis cold and no relief in sight for tonight. I put them in the utility room last night andthyhave played all day. Now they are in laying on a rug enjoying the TV! LOL The cats are in for the winter I think. They are lounging in my room! LOL Thanks for the response and bundle up!
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Thanks for the BR!
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
17 Jan 09
It has gotten colder than normal here in the south and my daughter has a husky I call my grand dog. I don't know if she let her indoors or not the last two nights. She was raised inside, when my daughter moved to a house with a fenced in back yard the dog refused to live inside she loved the freedom of being outside. Now I am wondering if she stayed outside the last two nights. It didn't get down to below 0 but it did dip into the teens. I am going to check today and see what happened with my grand dog.
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Oh yeah they prefer the outdoors. The teens are probably not too bad. Mine love it when it is cold out. But my youngest was hurt not long ago and he had to stay indoors for a couple of weeks to recover and he must have liked it and passed the word on to his mom! LOL
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Hi there! I live in a tropical country and I have shih-tzus as pets. My pets stays inside the house always. I never let them out though I know they are used to cold weathers. But my shih tzus have been born in my country so I don't think they can take too much coldness. I also know when they are feeling cold. Like now, my country has been experiencing cold weather and I sometimes see my dogs shivering while sleeping. I also notice they come to me at nights up on my bed and under my blanket. Ciao!
• United States
17 Jan 09
Oh yeah. I used to have a shih-tzu and they are defineately warm weather dogs. They aren't big enough to withstand the temperatures we are having outside. Wind Chill factors are -25 degrees here. Thanks for responding
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@denise002 (444)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
my only input here is.. huskes r sooo damn cute
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Yes they are! Thanks for the response.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Hey fasttalker! I am so glad that you let them all stay inside! That is kind of surprising that even the huskys wanted to come in too! I thought that they loved being out in the cold! Well I guess maybe not that much! It really is brutal out there! I hate to hear that any animals are left outside in this cold weather! It really is too cold for them to stay there if they can be inside! How is your dog doing by the way? Is he all healed now?
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Oh yes. He is doing great. I think he must have liked the stay inside while he was recovering and passed the word on to his mom! LOL
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• United States
16 Jan 09
Where I live in MN it was -22 degrees this morning around 7: 30 am. It was horrible to get into a freezing car and have to drive.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
I know exactly what you mean. I was lucky and didn't have to brave it this morning and glad of it! Thanks for responding
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@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
I have a shepherd/husky cross, and I bring him in when it gets really cold out. But he really does not like it in the house. He will settle in for the night but as soon as morning hits he wants back out no matter how cold it is. But sometimes we have to force him in cause I get worried about him.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
I know what you mean. At daybreak they were ready to go! LOL Thanks for responding!
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
16 Jan 09
The cats got to stay in. They're fur isn't as think. The wolfdogs don't mind the cold, they just want to come in to lounge.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
You're probably right. I think I am being tricked! LOL The cats have not gone out since they came in last night except to the garage for the litter box a few times. Otherwise they have set up roots I think! They will consider the outdoors around Spring maybe! LOL I'm going to let the dogs back in tonight if they want. Luckliy I have an empty Utility room right now so it's no problem. Temps are already -7 now so looks like we better brace for another arctic night. Thanks for the response
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Bet the dogs are hoping it's pizza night...lol. They'd like a garlic one. And watch a doggie movie while you eat it. My two chihuahuas are mostly indoor dogs. I can tell when it's cold to them when they go out to do their business. If they don't have to walk around the yard checking everything out (again), then it's cold. When Tukay (the oldest) was younger and she tried to brave the cold, she would lose the feeling in her legs. Many times I've had to trudge across the yard to go get her. As far as both dogs are concerned, the best way to combat the cold is to spend the day in somebody's lap. Prefereably with pizza.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
LOL No Pizza order yet. Maybe they are saving that for tonight! LOL Don't see any heat waves moving in anytime soon so I'm sure this will become exciting! LOL Thanks for the response
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I just said the same thing about my dog this morning!!!He us half huskey and normally Looooves the snow but when I put him out this morning he started barking after only about 10 minutes! Our windchill is way below zero today and my kids even had a snow day because of it. Stay warm, friend!!!
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• United States
16 Jan 09
Our temperature was 15 below and the wind chill factor was way below that. School was closed here today too. Thanks for responding and stay warm!
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18 Jan 09
huskies are cold-weather dogs...and it aggravates me when i see one in hot weather (stupid owners, no doubt, who don't "get it"). during the winter montbs (whether it's way below zero or not), animals' furs thicken -- it's the nature thing. watch the movie "8 below" which came out about 3-4 years ago.
• United States
18 Jan 09
You're right they do love the cold weather. I think they are a bit spoiled though! LOL It has warmed up enough to snow now ao they are outside and in their glory playing in the snow. I've seenth movies you spoke of. Great Movie. Thanks fo the response