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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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It's hell trying to stay upright here...

We've had a very cold, very snowy winter this year....a winter like it was when I was a kid....Ah, but to keep things interesting, Friday it suddenly warmed up, and poured rain ALL DAY. Tonight and tomorrow it's supposed to slip down into the single digits for a high, and below zero for a low.....

I walk Moj every two hours because of his pee problem...and the ice is SO everywhere....like I put out 60 lbs of cat litter this morning, and it was gone (sunk) and blown away by tonite. Moj has only taken one bad spill, none for me so far (but I don't take my feet off the ground, and I'm not tempted to chase cats )....This pic shows my driveway, it's the only path to the road..which is only mariginally better.....you can see the paths hubby made for me to walk Moj in the background...they too are solid ice....I put cat litter all around his Jeep so he doesn't take a headcracker getting into it...

I feel so trapped! And I don't want Moj to fall and give himself a pee spell in this stuff.....I'd hate to have to get him out every 30 minutes waiting for him to pee.

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Yikes---what crazy weather.
Put ice skates on?

That happened to us in Mi last week or so-it was warm, then misted & froze...I went out & quickly discovered I couldn't even maneuver down the block. It was very scary-had never driven on a road like that-I turned around--sort of fishtailed home.

Be careful in that stuff!
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A friend of mine uses ice and snow traction grips (which you slip on your regular shoes) for walking her dog. I haven't used mine yet.

You can see them at: DueNorth by Sure Foot® Corporation.
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To me that is the worst kind of weather! OOOOOO dangerous, I hate ice! BE CAREFUL. In your neck of the woods you could probably use the ice grip type boots or the things you put on your shoes. However not so for the puppers...man!
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I hate when it all turns to ice, you can't run the dogs. I feel for you, and it seems like it happens more often than not.

We have been lucky up here so far this winter. Not much snow, moderate winter temperatures, and lot's of sun! But it's only early January.

If you can get a hold of sand I find it works better than the kitty litter and be careful!

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Hubby is going to go get a pickup load of sand mixed with ice melt this morning....we'll be doing the parking part, and the driving part of our driveway....I've just about hogged all the kitty litter in town...LOL. (and with the wind, it keeps blowing to the crevices and the cracks)....Moj has gotten more sure footed (his mom has not)....he has also learned that a pup cannot bark AND stand....this has been a very quiet couple of days....

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I use rubber and steel grippers all the time now when walking on ice and packed snow. It makes me feel like an old lady, but when I neglect to put those things on my shoes or boots, I slip and even fall. Last time I neglected to put the grippers on my shoes, I got pulled over by Hans and got a great bruise and scrape on my wrist from falling on a ridge of ice.

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