You wake up to a white, wintry world—and all you want to do is curl up in bed. Sound familiar? How about for your dog? Just like humans, our dogs can be affected by that same do-nothing attitude in the cold. But hey, it can be pretty adorable. We’ve rounded up our favorite crop of canines fighting the winter doldrums, and we’re confident that they’ll warm up your day.
Optimism’s Last Hurrah
Dashed by deep cold snow,
by the weather hopes are slayed.
Back up the steps we go,
Shaking all the way.
Blanket of Mourning
You join your furry friend and stare out the window, buried beneath comforters with a cup of cocoa. A thousand-mile stare begins to set in, gazing off at the endless white blanket outside.
Longing Looks, Soulful Barks
For a while, there’s enough energy left to bark at the offending white powder. It doesn’t respond as hoped.
Raise the White Flag (and Belly)
Running, sunshine, frisbees…they may never come again. What’s the point? Surrender to a snowy prison.
I will not play in the cold. I will not go outside. I’m going to sit here in protest until that snow goes away. You can’t make me face it.
What Part of “No” Was Unclear?
You plead. You cajole. The lack of enthusiasm is contagious. You could almost give in. Just let me sleep, the eyes say.
If they have to go outside, they’ll find some way to protest. Or conserve energy. Or just make you chuckle. They’re only saying you’re thinking: baby, it’s cold outside.
Letting It Slide
Maybe they relented to the walk and maybe they didn’t. One thing’s for sure: they’re going to make you do all the work. Congratulations! You have your very own dog sled. Literally.
Great White Mope
The grass is gone. The trees are gone. The park is blurred by an endless field of white. Fun is officially cancelled: check back next spring.
The snow’s up under my chin. By my own feet I go no further. Call a taxi, call a bus, or carry me. Otherwise, I’m not moving from this spot.
The Non-Walk Walk
Now this is a winter “walk” a cold-averse canine can get behind. Warmth? Check. No effort required? Check. Ready to roll.
The Last Stand
Lion’s chuffing sounds are a way to express dominance. Maybe a little chuffing will show this snow who’s boss.
Okay, this is the same dog, but we see the last stand has failed. The eyes tell you it’s hopeless. Pull up some floor and have a seat, they say. Join me. We have no choice but to wait it out: at least we’ll be together.
Battling Winter, One Lick At A Time
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? Better yet, how many licks will it take to make all this snow go away? Looks like we’re going to find out. Either way, it doesn’t take much energy.
We know better than our dogs that this won’t last forever. Maybe it will help to remind them about the spring thaw—and all that glorious mud!
In the meantime, we admit that the pouting and moping is kind of cute. Especially when it comes to our dogs.