There are benefits to the extreme cold. Yeah, I wouldn’t believe me either. But there are!
For one thing, when it is really, really, really cold, the lake in our backyard freezes over.
And that means Shivas get to go skating!
This Shiva wasn’t so sure at first. The whole “walking on water” thing is just a little too mind-blowing for her puppy brain.
But she got into it after some cookie encouragement.
She even relaxed enough to greet a friend who ran out of his yard to say “hello”. At least, that is what I am pretending he was saying.
The happy expression on her face was enough to make me wish I still had my skates. What kind of Canadian am I, anyway?
The smart kind who sees crystals like these on her window and hides under her bed.
ETA: I put together a little video of my practically husband and Shiva skating together. It is the first video I am actually kinda proud of, but take that as you will. It’s all relative, no doubt. Anyway, it is super-short. Hope you enjoy!