We checked out the water coming out of Fish Hook Lake yesterday. The lake seems frozen for the most part. The ice is not safe yet..for dogs or humans. I heard that there was a successful rescue of a dog on a nearby lake.
The Fish Hook River has quite a current and the water is open.
“Whatcha been doing ..are your feet cold?”
“Crazy youngins ..I guess when they get cold enough they will sit on their feet and warm them up.”
I had a blast watching the Swans. I wonder if they will stay all winter? We will have to keep an eye on them. Chance rolled down his window ( he does that all by himself if he wants to hang his head out..it scares the crap out of Far Guy) anyways Chance watched patiently and did not bark. As soon as he rolls down his window Far Guy locks all the windows..so he doesn’t try to roll it up on himself..crazy dog.
Swans and other fowl like ducks and geese can get cold feet. The temperature in their feet is cooler.. they escape hypothermia because their arteries and veins are close to each other and exchange cold for heat and visa versa..very efficient. If all else fails they sit on the ice and cover up their feet, or hold one foot up under their feathers to warm it up.
A much better system than fuzzy socks! :)
21 shopping days till Christmas..gifts bought 2..both were wrapped and delivered. Ornaments left to paint..14.