Life in a Dog Pack: Kara Meets the Snow

by Dave Schuler on June 17, 2014

There is nothing that quite compares with the incredible joy with which a Samoyed greets the snow. It is her element. She was born for it. The cold was so bitter during Kara’s earliest puppyhood that we have every reason to believe that the first time she went out-of-doors was when she came to us.

It may be due to that that Kara’s attitude towards the out-of-doors is different from that of our other Samoyeds. She likes it, of course, but she doesn’t crave it the way our others do. She likes being indoors nearly as well.

The world is so big and I am so small. It doesn’t stand a chance.

Outdoor plumbing in the winter time isn’t as cozy as it sounds.

I’m not sure what she’s going after in this picture.

Everything is so interesting. What is that peeking out through the snow? And is it edible?

It’s always nice to have someone to look up to. Especially when that person has an extremely interesting toy.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy June 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Such a cute puppy! I’m sure she must be a joy to have around.

Dave Schuler June 18, 2014 at 5:20 am

She’s a pistol. A very assertive girl.

Janis Gore June 18, 2014 at 6:57 am

She looks like a large lambswool duster. Is she hard to keep clean?

Dave Schuler June 18, 2014 at 7:19 am

Amazingly, no. Samoyeds tend to have “Teflon” coats. Once they’ve dried off dirt can just be brushed away. Brush them once a week or so and they’ll stay clean. One of our Samoyeds, Nola, is only bathed about two or three times a year.

Also: Samoyed tend not to have a “doggy” smell. Our Samoyeds smell less than our one Australian shepherd.

Guarneri June 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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