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Thread: Dodge won't be wearing her winter coat any more...

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    Default Dodge won't be wearing her winter coat any more...

    Its been pretty cold down here lately, so i've had Dodge wearing her nice red winter coat to keep her warm. She doesn't mind wearing it, however she does get it absolutely filthy wearing it all over the farm, rolling in yucky things and trekking through mud!!

    I got up the other morning and went outside to let Koda out. I noticed Dodges coat sitting on the back deck. I went and asked Dad about it, and turns out poor Dodge had got her coat stuck on a barbed wire fence He heard her barking down the paddock early in the morning, and he ignored it thinking she had just found a rabbit or something. An hour later, he hopped on the 4 wheeler and went to see what she was barking about and he found her standing there with her coat stuck on the fence My poor precious girl was barking to try and get our attention!!
    She's had a bit of a rough couple of days actually, first she got stuck on a barbed wire fence, and not long after that, she was down the paddock wandering around and she got zapped by an electric fence. She came bounding up to the house, crying like a puppy and went and hid under the house She was fine though, a bit of tasty food and she's as happy as larry Gotta love her

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    Mine have never worn coats but then I have never had a very thin coated breed. Mine happily sleep on top of frosts when there are other choices available and I have seen them sun baking in 40 degree heat. Depending on breed and if the dog itself shows shivering, ill. aged etc I think it is the owners thinking that as they are feeling cold then their dog must as well, a lot of the time not needed as well.

    A bit like a mother telling a child to put on a jumper when the child is running around, they are sitting and feel cold without checking if the kid is really feeling cold to touch etc. I know the word but not sure how to spell it, lol.

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    Dodge does get cold. She didn't when she was young, but she's nearly 10 years old now and is really starting to feel the cold. She sits in her kennel shivering, curled up in a little ball. Koda couldn't care less, he never gets cold with all his fur. The fact Dodge has no guard hairs on most of her body to protect from the weather doesn't help her either. Her winter coat really helps her stay warm and comfortable, but its looking like i'll have to come up with another way to keep her warm.

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    There will always be some that feel it more than others, humans too, me for instance, lol. Hope you find a good solution.

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