For the past few years or so, my household has been cat friendly and canine free. However, this winter we have a guest in our Ham Lake acreage home. Spencer is a St Paul resident who's normal life includes daily doggie daycare, keeping the bunnies out of his fenced backyard and sharing the sidewalks daily with his canine friends. Spending weeks in Anoka County without neighbor dogs to hang with has been boring. The squirrels and white-tailed deer that frequent our backyard are fun to watch from the window but when Spencer goes out, only the tracks in the snow remain.
This past week has been the worst. Brutally cold below zero wind chills have made tracking interesting scents a less enjoyable adventure. Spencer is not an winter dog. As a terrier mix, the cold makes him shiver. He has had to don not only a coat but four little booties to keep his feet warm as well. Anything longer than a 5 minute walk can be rather painful.
Spencer was in heaven! Forty-five minutes later after taking three laps around the mall, we were all ready for heading back home.
While living on acreage is an adventure, visiting other areas in the Twin Cities has it's perks. And as a local real estate agent, I find many fun events in the areas I serve. Roseville, Minnesota and other north metro communities have much to offer and it is fun to explore whether it's warm and sunny or seasonably cold.
Thinking of buying a home in the Twin Cities? Call me and let me help you find the perfect home to meet your family's requirements (and your pet's requirements too!)