I am not a cold weather person.
I can’t wait for Spring to arrive so I can enjoy outdoor activities again with my pups.
Lyla loves the cold although it is not good for her dry skin.
Link, on the other hand, is like me, he freezes if the temperature gets below 60!
While we have found plenty of inside activities to enjoy, I am looking forward to outdoor adventures again.
February is the shortest month of the year.
This means Spring is right around the corner!
5 Things I Can’t Wait To Do This Spring With My Dogs
Number One On My List Is That This Spring With My Dogs We Will Enjoy The Ballpark
Lyla loves the ballpark but has never been while the games are actually going on.
She has always enjoyed sniffing out all the smells.
From the people who had been there to the concession stand smells.
I know Link will love it too.
He was not living with me last year so I never had the chance to take him.
Link is very socialized so he will not be a problem with the people.
Other than perhaps too hyper.
Lyla, however, she is not as social but she loves the ballpark.
It is a good place to try to get her to enjoy being around people more.
The Second Thing I Am Looking Forward To This Spring With My Dogs Is Playing In Water
Once it is warm enough, probably later in the season we will get a small kiddie pool.
Link loves the water.
Lyla tolerates bath time well but does not necessarily know that water is fun to play in.
While she is an older dog, I do not adhere to the old saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”.
We are going to give it a try.
I won’t push it however if it is stressing her out.
It would be fun to graduate up to being able to go to the lake and let them enjoy splashing at the water’s edge.
Always be sure if you take your dog anywhere around water you have them on a harness and leash, or a doggie life jacket on them.
Number Three Of Things I Want To Do This Spring With My Dogs Is Agility Training
This one is more for Link than Lyla although Lyla can benefit as well.
She will just need a scaled down version of what Link will be able to do.
My daughter and I think Link has a natural desire and ability for agility courses.
He is quite the acrobat and is always walking on the railroad ties we have around our garden.
Link has excellent balance and tons of energy to spare.
Even if he does not end up being particularly good at it, he will have a lot of fun.
When it comes to Lyla, she needs some exercise and it will be good for her arthritis.
We will keep it easy on her though.
The Fourth Thing I Am Looking Forward To Doing With My Dogs This Spring Is Simply Playing Catch With A Ball
I know that one is basic but truth be told it’s my favorite thing to do with Link.
It really gets his energy out.
All Winter I have been tossing the ball to him in the house.
It’s comical how many near misses we had with breaking something, including the television!
Chasing the ball into the narrow hallway, when I aim correctly, has hindered his fun.
He also isn’t getting enough energy out this way.
Lyla loves the outdoors and does her own thing while we play ball.
She also enjoys barking at us as we play.
The Final Thing I Can’t Wait To Do With My Dogs This Spring, Ride With The Windows Down!
Car rides are Lyla’s favorite thing in the world.
She absolutely loves her car rides and is used to one every Sunday.
In the snow, I do not feel as safe driving with her so we have not taken many this Winter.
This Spring we will make up for lost time and take 2 per week for those first several weeks.
Then we will end up easing back to every Sunday.
Lyla really looks forward to her rides but being able to stick her head out the window is her favorite thing.
While she may be able to handle the Winter cold, Mama here cannot!
I really hope we get the Spring weather soon.
Kansas has the craziest of weather.
We could have Winter temps around here all through March.
I sure hope that we do not this year.
What we will be surely facing, however, is tornado season!
What do you look forward to doing with your pets this coming Spring?
I would love to hear from you in the comments.
Maybe you have some great ideas I have not thought of!