Sometimes you don't get to plan, sometimes you just have to roll with it. Like getting a puppy at the beginning of winter.
Vida came to live with us just as the snow began to fall, which made housetraining even more fun. She had week or so of bare ground to break her in to the idea of going outside, and then she had to adapt to the cold white stuff.
She's been so valiant about it - trudging along in the paths made by her big sister.
And we took pity on her during the midst of the storms by shoveling off the deck and letting her use that as a temporary pit stop until we could get some packed down paths.
Her coat quickly thickened and she began to enjoy her outings with Feather.
They both like to bury their faces in the snow, sniffing out little twigs and pinecones, biting at the snow. They love icesicles that we knock from the eaves.
Once the snow would hold her and we weren't so concerned about her disappearing into a drift, she began to relish her time outside.
Vida is an observant student, taking notes and learnig from the pro.
She still isn't crazy about those below freezing night trips outside, but when the sun is shining and it warms up on the deck - she is having a blast in the snow.
And she's learned to be really quick about her business.