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Great WindChill Nanuck

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Well, the latest winter storm has a firm grip. Today and Tomorrow the wind chill will be in the -25F range. This storm delivered about 4 inches of snow on top of the previous 3 inches.

Taking my mini-schnauzer for a walk has become a task. Paw booties, polyfill vest, collar and leash for the dog. I don a Carhart hooded quilted artic coat, insulate cap with earflap and thinsulate gloves. Out we go to brave the artic blast.

My dog is reluctant to relieve himself in this cold or sinking chest deep in snow. Our walks need to be 30-45 minutes for him to completely empty, but neither of us desire the risk of frostbite. Normally, the walks are on a roughly 6-7 hour intervals. Now, in the Iowa artic blast, we go out every 2-3 hours for about 10-15 minutes. Sometimes he relieves, sometimes he doesn't.

Normally, his nose is very busy on walks and always on the ground. In this weather, he doesn't sniff, just jumps around on the leash and trying to stand on the icey sidewalks.

Anyone have outdoor walk suggestions to cope with -25F windchill so the dog will relieve?

I'm ready for Spring. C'MON APRIL!!
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I have no suggestions, but a lot of sympathy. Hope it warms up there at least to bearable soon.
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