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  •  Sometimes, they shiver just because (4+ / 0-)

    they don't want to be outside.  

    I don't layer their sweaters or jackets, but their booties are from Pawz, and I put them on long enough before we go outside that their paws are toasty warm, which eliminates a lot of the perception that they're cold.

    If it's really cold, I put caps on them, to keep their ears warm as Chihuahuas lose heat through their paws and ears and groin area (the groin is kinda hard to keep warm as they need to have it clear for potty purposes...).

    A lot of times, if Itzl has his booties on, he doesn't want or need a sweater.

    Xoco, however, is little Miss Drama Queen. She will place a paw on the ice, snow, or rain puddle, shake dramatically, heave a huge sigh, and follow Itzl. Then she'll realize she's not as cold as she thought she was and start racing all around the yard. Then she'll want inside and come up to me shivering so hard you can see little hairs flying off of her.

    As soon as we're inside and the door closes, all shivering stops.

    Of course, it rarely gets down to freezing here, at most a week or two out of the year, so they don't have much opportunity to get cold.

    They wear their booties far more often for protection against lawn chemicals and burning hot pavement than they do for ice or snow.

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    by Noddy on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:07:05 AM PST

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