And the cooler Autumn temperatures suit the collies, as both the smooth and rough collie are double-coated. I can see their joy and relief in the change in temperature, as they are more active,and greet each day with wagging tails and games of tag.
They are enjoying the cooler weather so much that they are reluctant to come inside! They love being outside, and going for long walks, which means they are encouraging me to get outside more. And as soon as the leaves start changing color, we will be heading out on long hikes, to take in all the stunning foliage here in New England.
Even Pumpkin kitty is hanging outside with us, and she even wanted to pose for some Autumn pictures. She watched me photographing the collies, and came over to join in the fun!
Before long the snow will be blanketing the ground, the bare trees will be glistening with ice, and the air will be bitter cold. So each day of Fall we celebrate the season with gratitude, and try not to take a single day for granted. Dogs are great at reminding of us to live in the moment, and enjoy every second we have together. And Autumn, with it's glorious burst of color, is truly a celebration of life.
So from the collies and myself, we hope you are spending as much time as possible outside, enjoying the weather and the gorgeous scenery with your four-footed best friends!