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This week's topic for discussion is wet weather, specifically: How do your dogs react to the rain, and do you do anything before or after walks to make the experience more pleasant for your pooch and yourself? Do your dogs enjoy walks in the rain? Do you bother cleaning them up and drying them off, or do you just let nature work its magic? Do they have a covered space outside to dry off, or do you let them in the house? Do you use raincoats? Rubber booties? Reply to this post and help a fellow dog owner out.
PICTURES OF THE WEEK
Last week's theme was dogs exercising, and there were a couple great shots. My favorite is this picture of Homer, whose owner Lars Tulip describes him as half Chesapeake Bay Retriever and half otter. You can clearly see both breeds in action in this shot from Crystal Lake.
Speaking of action, this week marked the return of adrenaline junkies Shadow and Siopao. Owner Steve Kreinbrink captured Shadow poised to "attack" his sister Siopao as she was swimming in the lake. Shadow, you be nice!
Off topic but equally adorable were a couple shots of Tim O'Brien's Alaska-bred Shetland Sheepdogs McKenzie and Carson. Here's a portrait of McKenzie taken in the yard. A gorgeous pooch.
And as gorgeous pooches go, you can't get much better looking than this shot of Chip shown strutting his stuff at the AKC dog show in Fairbanks over Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for submitting it, Gary.
PICTURE THEME OF THE WEEK
Wet dogs. Show us your pooch on a rain-day walk, a dip in a lake or even fresh out of the tub.
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