Monday Mischief: 5 Below

12 Mar

Though February usually is the coldest month in the mid-Atlantic, it was 65 degrees many days (welcome to Maryland). January turned out to be the real freezer this year with January 5th being 5 below zero Fahrenheit. That is just too cold for woman or beast. We only take short walks on days like that. There were a few days, mostly with ice and sleet, that I just couldn’t do it at all.

The chart below, which I found on, came in handy when I was trying to figure out if it was OK for the dogs to be outside and for how long. I never really thought about it much for the big dogs, but with the little guy (15 to 18 lbs) I guess I have to be more careful. The chart says even under 40 degrees could potentially be harmful to a little dog. I think he is heartier than that.

What do you think? At what temperature do you only run out to do your business and come right back in?


What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Dogs


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4 responses to “Monday Mischief: 5 Below

  1. easyweimaraner

    March 12, 2018 at 03:12

    30°f is the limit… below is siberia and we really have problems to encourage someone to enter the back yard ;O)))

    • dogdaz

      March 12, 2018 at 06:11

      Wow. You may need a thicker coat.

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 12, 2018 at 16:38

    When it’s under 45 degrees, Mom puts on my sweater and/or jacket. We rarely stay out for longer than 20 minutes in the winter. I’m a shiverer. Actually, so is Mom! She says the word, “Hurry up” a lot.

    Love and licks,

    • dogdaz

      March 12, 2018 at 17:32

      Haha. Best to move quick and stay warm.

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