We haven’t yet made a snow movie this winter and I couldn’t wait to train myself in the cold again. We had a try a few weeks ago but it was too cold, I wasn’t even able to take off my cloths, it was about -8 Celsius (17 F) so finally we came home sadly without making anything. At least we found a good place in the forest. “Maybe next time” – we thought.
The second try was on last Friday. The snow started to melt, it was about +1 Celsius (34 F), the sun was shining, it was a perfect time to play in the snow.
I prepared the leash, the ball, the chain, the rubber bands, the leather belts and the cam of course and put them into my backpack. We drove to that forest we found last time. As we arrived the right place, I took off my cloths and my master put the leash on my neck. As a warming up game he leashed me for a while in the snow, I was his puppy that needed to be trained. Being barefoot in the snow wasn’t new for me but this time it wasn’t so easy to tolerate the cold than a year ago when we made the Fucking Snowman and the Snowsnake movies. As I was crawling on all fours I felt unbearable pain in my legs especially in my toes and my knees and in my fingers then I didn’t feel them at all. It was cruel but my training had just began. I tried to resist and tried to escape but he pushed me down again and again and I had to keep on crawling. My knees were covered with blood since I didn’t feel my knees, I didn’t realize that there were many prickly things (probably many pieces of sharp twigs) under the snow and they scratched and cut my knees. I already felt then that I wouldn’t be able to finish my job but I wanted to prove my strength to my master and to myself so much.
The next task was the fetching game. He threw the ball farther and farther in the snow and I had to fetch it to him carrying the ball in my mouth like a good puppy. After spending more than 5 minutes barefoot in the snow I was completely knocked out, I started to hyperventilate and I was close to pass out. I am still wondering why that happened to me, it seems I am not trained enough for the snow games this winter?! I think being naked in the snow wearing shoes or boots much more easier. Just try it once barefoot, you will see it is the hardest torment, especially for the feet! :)
So finally my master had mercy on me and because we didn’t have any grape sugar with us to help my dizziness, he drove me home without finishing the outdoor puppy training. After having a hot bath and some food I recovered from the snow shock and I was ready to go on with my training indoors.
I will continue the story tomorrow ;)