We got Lexi this summer, so this is our first winter with her. She loves the cold and rolling around in the snow, so we were happy to see that behavior, but there is one problem we didn’t see coming. Whenever she does her business (both one and two) she insists they be done in or around organic matter, grass, or ground detritus. The big problem that winter has caused is that all of those perfect places are covered with snow, so poor Lexi’s choices for location are severely limited.
When she has to go, she sniffs “here” and “there”, and then back to “here” again, then still not satisfied, she moves on to sniff another place. About the only spots with organic matter left are right beside the house where there isn’t much snow, or like in the photo beside the road where the grader has stirred up some grass that was under the snow.
Back and forth she goes trying to find the right spot eventually she lowers her expectations and does her business, but I don’t think it’s entirely satisfactory to her. Luckily she quickly forgets and scrambles on to explore the winter world.
She also has a couple of other peculiar habits concerning pooping and peeing. After she performs, she takes a couple of steps away then begins kicking backward furiously. The other thing we find a bit strange is how she always turns her back to us when she poops. I guess she is shy.
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