The temperature was holding at about 4 degrees today – yeah, four. Needless to say, little Nell is spending lots of time in the great indoors. Thankfully her ultra-warm new coat showed up tonight from Voyagers K9 Apparel, and it looks to be a wonderful, custom jacket. Easily as nice as anything I own, that’s for sure.
Four matching booties are also on their way, so our walks will soon be much longer.
It’s not like we mind being cooped up in the meantime, though. When we’re not sipping coffee on the sofa with her head in our lap, we’re working on Nell’s indoor tricks. She can now get in her Crate, Stay in said crate, go Free! from the crate, and Settle if she’s tearing through the house at 7:30 a.m. She also glides into the kitchen at the mere mention of going Outside to Hurry Up. Five days, and we’re already speaking a new language.
Nell is also responding to her new name, after answering to her race name – Time Traveler – for the last four years. Nell seems to fit her perfectly. And besides – with the amount of time she spends lounging on the couch, the only “traveling” she’s doing these days is in her dreams…