(Sorry about the video being private before; I've fixed it now so you can watch it. Thanks to Sugar for telling me.)We have single-digit temperatures today; that in itself wouldn't keep me from going for a walk, but the wind is horrible. I'm sure the next time I walk (three or four days from now), I'll be plowing through new drifts, because there are drifts aplenty.
Yesterday morning, knowing what sort of weather was heading our way, I took Sadie out for our walk while Cliff was still sleeping, in order to beat the storm.
Sadie often hunts up a stick for herself when we're walking; I don't know how she manages to find them in the snow, but she does. Oftentimes it's a stick we've used before. She develops favorite sticks: she likes a smooth one with just the right heft and feel, and if you ask her to choose between two different ones, there's a certain type she'll go after.
Beggers can't be choosers, so yesterday she made do with a bumpy stick that really wasn't to her liking... but it was the only one she could find. In the video, you'll see her trimming off the bumps, trying to smooth out this particular stick. Cliff and I have seen her come out of the woods with a small branch that will have twigs sticking out of it in many places; she'll drop it and work on it frequently, getting those unwanted pieces off as best she can.
At one point you'll see Sadie trying to lure me into tussling over the stick; I had to reprimand her.