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Winter with MacDuff!

There have been a lot of wonderful times with MacDuff so far, but none have been as rewarding as winter walks with the little buddy. He is engaged with his environment, enthusiastic, and always interesting to watch.

MacDuff Loves the Snow
MacDuff Loves the Snow

It would seem a lot of people miss the beauty of Edmonton’s winters; we are often the only people walking on the trails in these months.  I am grateful to immerse myself in the outdoors throughout all seasons– long johns help with that.

Snow Scottie
Snow Scottie

It also doesn’t hurt that MacDuff’s favorite season is winter, and in fact, Scotties are bred to endure colder conditions!  He loves to bound the snow while taking bites at it as he runs by, looking like a snowman in a few short minutes.  Here are some clips of Macduff having a great time in the snow:

Winter in Edmonton

Edmonton River Valley Winter
Edmonton River Valley Winter

Scotties have thick fur and a coarse overcoat to protect them from cold weather, bred into them for the winds, rain, and cold of Scottish winters.  We bought MacDuff a coat in preparation of an Edmonton winter, but with his hair so shaggy he didn’t need it once.  In fact, the cold helps him to not overheat and I’d even say MacDuff prefers winter over summer.

There’s a basketball court nearby that we sometimes play in with MacDuff’s basketball.

Predator MacDuff
Predator MacDuff

I love pictures of MacDuff making faces at the camera, He is very intensely watching his basketball and waiting for it to be thrown!

Derpy MacDuff
Derpy MacDuff

Here’s a video of a very young MacDuff playing in the snow for the first time.  It was a lot of fun to see MacDuff (just two months old) play in the snow for the first time.  Love at first sight!

If you’re looking for more videos about winter with MacDuff, check out his winter playlist on Youtube.

Winter,  we are going to miss you!

MacDuff and Sean playing in the snow

4 thoughts on “Winter with MacDuff!”

  1. Really enjoyed the pictures of Macduff in the snow, didn’t realise it was Edmonton. We have visited Edmonton 4 times in the summer months and had a wonderful time each visit. It’s a beautiful part of Canada. We love the open spaces and vastness of Canada. To give you an idea what it is like on this crowded little island we did a 90 mile drive and it took us 3 hours as all the roads are so congested.
    Your wonderful little fella has grown into a truly handsome Scottie.

    1. Wow! Sounds like close quarters. It is really nice he has so much space to run around in, goodness knows he has the energy to boogie! We recently took him to BC, and have some pretty amazing shots on the Island coming soon.
      Thank you for the compliment, MacDuff is still stealing everyone`s heart that he crosses!

  2. Have been really enjoying the updated photo gallery of your wonderful boy. Like all scotties he has the most beautiful brown eyes. He is obviously enjoying his adventures. x

    1. Thanks Julie! He definitely knows that if he looks at us a certain way with those beautiful eyes he usually gets a treat! I’m glad you’re enjoying the photos 🙂

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