Monday, January 25, 2010

Being 'snoooooow' tired....and leash snap note!

We're home from the snow...had a fantastic time! My energy ramps way up in that fluffy stuff...LOVE that deep snow! Eye on the ball! On my double leash system again... We played ball lots this weekend!
The weather was socked in the entire time, and lots of new snow. Love it!
Top of one of the ski runs...
There I go...DIG!
And, there I go...DIG DEEPER!
Up for air!
Oh yea! FOUND IT!
[Mom's feeling a little funny about sometimes putting 2 leashes on me...but I pull so hard or get spooked and jump around...that she isn't sure what I'd do. Saturday, cruisn' around...I did pull pretty hard after something...and guess what!!?!? One of the leash buckles SNAPPED in half! Eeeeek! Mom's gotta re-think my setup, any suggestions!?!?! Super tough leashes and connector ideas?]
Anyway...all safe and sound...and I am SOOOOOOOO TIRED from the weekend!!


  1. Our hu-dad is super freaked out about our connections, but is not so worried about the leash. He makes sure it has a metal beefy snap (example here - )

    What is crazy for us is that sometimes we have THREE collars. We wear breakaway collars around the house just in case we get tangled in each others collars (a dog can choke in a regular collar - yikes!).

    We wear limited slip collars when we are out walking and our hu-dad adds a prong collar if we are going to be somewhere we can get super excited. Weird, huh?

  2. Sierra, we thank you for those great snow pics - we have to enjoy it vicariously through you.

    Yikes, your leash broke??? Mom would be terrified if that happened to us. We use leather leashes with brass snaps but we guess it could happen to them too. Nothing wrong with using a double leash, better safe than sorry.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  3. Looks like you had a pawesome time...and I bet mom and dad are pretty exhausted too! :)

  4. Momma used to double leash me too. One harness, one collar. Best to be safe, right?


  5. Woof! Woof! I bet you had lots of FUN. That's a lot of SNOW. Check out my SNOW poem on my blog. Putting your head into the SNOW is such a Golden thing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. What great pikhs!

    As fur The Mom Paranoia thing - we understand!
    For a time, I used to wear THREE khollars - just in khase!

    Maybe she needs one of my heavy duty kharabiner thingies fur woo ;-)


  7. After all that activity a good rest is in order!
    Kisses and hugs

  8. wow! the leash snapped?!
    mann, ure strong!!

    maybe u can get a tougher leash!

    enjoy yr snow!


  9. Your snow is so beautiful, Sierra Rose and we are so jealous! We had a leash clip fatigue once but it happened when mom was leashing us up to go for a walkie and we were still inside the house, thank doG! We're glad you're okay!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. I buy my leashes from an Amish shop that makes horse bridles - I have a coupler that I believe would hold 2 bears. If you'd like thier email/website just email me at rockycreekscotties at yahoo dot com.


  11. We only use Leather Leashes, they are the best!!! We do not envy your snow!! :))

  12. Sierra,

    I think that you have the perfect name. You spend a lot of time in one of my fave places, the Sierra mountains. In particular, my absolute fave place is Sonora Pass, but it's not reachable right now.

    I'd say that your mom is doing the right thing, double and triple-leashing you. I don't know about super strong leashes but perhaps you could drag a 20-30' long line while you play so that your mom has it as a 'safety net' in case your shorter leash fails. All of our dogs drag long lines for the first year of their lives while we're teaching them recalls and other skills needed for being off-leash dogs.

    That's the only idea that I can come up with.

    You look beautiful in the snow. What a puppy!

  13. hello sierra rose its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is wun crazy luking snowmobile!!! i cud hav yoozd sumthing like that dooring my kampayn aginst sandy klaws!!! ok bye

  14. What a great time in the snow! Those are pawsome pictures!
    Your leash snapped? That must be a scary moment for your mom. We just use the normal nylon type of leash.

    Sam & June

  15. I can't stand the 'choke collar' type of leash, although I know lots of people who do. What I did find was something called Easy-Walk (at the PetSmart) that works really really well with Jack (and he's a puller). It doesn't go around the throat, so I don't have to worry about that. It doesn't stop him from jumping, but it works wonderfully when we're out on our walks and he wants to pull

  16. You broke your leash? Oh my. The Duchess would faint if that happened to us :) Two leashes sounds like a good idea to me. Or maybe a braided one with more than one connector on the end.

    Emma Rose

  17. We love your snow pictures - we can see how much you love playing in it!
    We love to play in the snow too but are glad it has gone for now.........
    The snow will be great exercise for you - we expect you sleep just like a puppy!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  18. THAT is a LOT of snow!! We've never even seen that much snow! Looks like you had a fantastic time though!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  19. Looks like you have a pawsome weekend! Great pictures!

  20. oh what a wonderful time you had.. We would love to play in that stuff with you...
    Oh Mom gets Callie the double thick leashes she thinks it was at PetSmart..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  21. Wow, sounds like you're mighty strong! Love the snow pictures! They certainly help me to feel cooler *mentally*. It's really hot over here right now.

  22. It looks like you really enjoyed the snow! Mum says she would get you an all in one limited slip collar/leash. Nothing to break then.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  23. The snow you have looks such fun!...we want to come over and play in it with you...hehe

    On the leash thing, our humans used the Halti harness on Holly when she was younger.

    It has a Halti lead that you can get too, which clips either to the front and back or you can just use it as a longer lead on the back clip.

    It really helped with the pulling, Holly is quite a strong girl.

    I don't know if you get them there though but if you do they are definately worth a try. :-)

  24. Maybe you need a bungee cord in the snow, Sierra!! LOL
    They're super strong and can stretch!
    I'm glad y'all had a good time in the snow.
    Great pics, too!

  25. You are a girl after my heart Sierra, we'd have so much fun in the snow together :) Your Momma is very smart to do the double leash thing - good thinking!


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