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Well, you all might regret that I fixed my camera! Because you are in for a whole lot of pictures & videos! haha :lol:

I would like to show you why it is that Chanel needs so many winter coats, lol.
She goes on 4-5 daily long walks, and this season 99% of the time comes back
home looking like the dirtiest little thing! So literally after each walk I must
wash her jacket, therefore we easily go through 4-5 coats/sweaters per day!
The pictures you are about to see are dirty as can be, lol, but please don't
judge her, she is a pretty little princess at home, but outside she's a wild thang! :p

The snow is melting, it was warmer today, but the winds were so strong, even
hubby & I had a hard time trying to not fall over from the wind pushing us in
our bums! Chanel however as usual enjoyed it all, and hopped along with the
crazy wind.


Here she is, my little munchkin, not too dirty just yet...


Checking out what her big bros are smelling.


Running happily through the absolute insane wind.(really it was that bad, broken trees and all, unfortunately)


You think this is filthy? haha, just wait and see...


What you looking at mom? I'm ok, really!


Climbing dirty, polluted snow...


Wind in my face is enjoying life to its fullest! lol




 

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Woah!!! Look at me go mama! I'm super sonic!



Oh this stinks stinky! Must explore!



Keeping up with hubby and the boys, while I rest on a bench.
I'm in 24/7 pain so walking really takes it's toll, I try to
cheat the pain by taking small moments to sit down.



Chanel having fun teasing Benji, he's a hunter so must stay on leash.



Papa throwing snowballs for his little girl.


Chasing snowballs.



It's been a good 2.5 hours that we were outside already, yet she's still hopping along, face first in the snow.






Chanel got spooked by a loud noise.



Haha, check out that muddy belly! This is definitely not Paris Hilton's Chihuahua! lol
 

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3 hours into the walk, still having a blast!






Chasing papa and the boys.



This is what truly makes her happy, being one with nature.



Dora the explorer, lol.



I didn't really worry about getting anyone to pose, the boys were finally
starting to get cold, so we were on our way home.



Sun is setting, time to go home.



One last sniff, take a good one Chanel!
 

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Anyone wants to cuddle a sweet Chi? ;)



Oh come on, why not?!



Bath time!!! Really mom, is this necessary? I'm good, promise, I'll just walk it off!



All clean!



Papa is so sweet, brought a treat to his good girl.



Rocky helps dry Chanel.



All clean and getting sleepy.



Oh yes, definitely time for a nap.
 

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Here are a few random videos from our walk. :)

Just walking along. Hubby makes fun of me because I said I won't bring my
camera on walks anymore, since I dropped it, but I obviously have no self control, lol.



Found a park bench to rest on, just need to make it through all that snow.



While I'm resting, Chanel gets to run around naked! woohoo, no more jacket!



Poor dirty little girl right after the horrible noise spooked her.



Drying herself after the bath, lol.
 

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Haha, thank you. So I didn't put you to sleep? lol ;)
 

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How much does she weigh? My puppy starts shivering the minute we go out the door. She loves it, doesn't she? Did you do something to get her used to the cold or is that just all Chanel?
 

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How much does she weigh? My puppy starts shivering the minute we go out the door. She loves it, doesn't she? Did you do something to get her used to the cold or is that just all Chanel?

Suzn, I have been building up her endurance since she was only 10 weeks old.
My other two dogs are wild hunters who walk for a total of 6-8 hours per day.
Chanel was always very smart and eager to learn, but was not always this
outgoing, it took time and practice, little by little I got her used to exercise,
walks, the elements, different textures, etc. She is a cryptic merle, which
makes her larger than a standard Chi, she is almost 8lbs, not overweight at
all, but has a very thick double coat that makes her look big imo. Definitely
a good wind proof, water proof, warm jacket is a must for a pup, during the
colder times it makes a huge difference, especially for short coated Chis.
I always say, no matter what breed or size your dog is you can enjoy the
outdoors with him, and you can build their tolerance as much as their
endurance with patience and practice. Lots of praise, positive reinforcement,
high pitch sweet words, maybe even an occasional treat, anything to make
the experience enjoyable and fun. :)
 

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OMG LS i loveeee these pics , lol i love how she doesnt care and just goes with the flow, gets all dirty and is very happy looking. No doubt that ur a great momma 2 her and the boys, they all look like they are just living , loving and enjoying life 2 its fullest. Love her lil bath time look lol cuteeeeee dirty belly!!!!!
 

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Thank you Laura. :)

Hubby and I literally live for our dogs,
their happiness comes first, and when
they are happy so are we. There is no
better pass time for us then to be with them.

We don't let the dirty city get in our way,
we try to make the best of it. We do have
a gorgeous mountain near by, only about a
2 hour walk, hubby takes the dogs there
each morning at 4am, they love it, it's pretty.
But the rest of the day we just get lost in the
city, walking, looking for parks and trails, it's
fun. We do wish to move to the country side
in a few years, the city is too loud and too busy.
 

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Love all the pics! You're so lucky that she enjoys the snow! Her natural coat and her super cute snow jacket probably help a lot! :)

I'm sure they do, she does have a very good attitude too, down for anything kind of girl, lol. She's fun to be around. :love5: I'm really lucky.
 

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She's a little firecracker, isn't she. Love all the photos, including the ones of your Baseji boys.

Chanel reminds of our Frankie - she loves to be out running around getting dirty and rolling in stinky stuff. She doesn't usually need a coat as it is not as cold here and rarely snows. But, boy, can see ever get dirty in our Westcoast rainy winter.

Toni
 

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Oh Toni I can imagine! I don't know how folks with large long coated dogs do it.
I literally have to at least wash her belly and legs after each walk, sometimes it
is so bad even shampoo can barely get it out. Luckily she's small therefore is
easy to clean. I saw pictures of your three recently, they are all very nice dogs. :)
 

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She's about one of the happiest dogs I've
ever seen! Talk about well adjusted. When you
put that amount of love and energy into
a dog you get it back a hundred fold. Chanel
proves that.
 

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She's about one of the happiest dogs I've
ever seen! Talk about well adjusted. When you
put that amount of love and energy into
a dog you get it back a hundred fold. Chanel
proves that.

Oh you are just too sweet! :love5: Thank you so much for your kind words.
You might be new here, but you sure are growing on me quickly! haha ;)
 

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my my ur makin dexter look like a wimp my LS! :lol:
he loves to walk around like crazy but i wouldnt catch him in dirty snow LOL!
he would just put his front paw up and stare at it..and then look at me sayin no way mom! :lol:
chanel is sucha cutie i swear!!! shes too white to get down and dirteh! :lol:
 
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