Despite the snow covering Chicago for the past few days, winter officially began with the solstice this morning at 6:04. To celebrate, the weather changed overnight. I forgot what -21°C felt like until taking Parker out a few minutes ago. Even he wanted to go right back inside.
In Chicago, we say our weather builds character. I'm starting to think, maybe I have enough.
I forgot to mention the wind chill: -35°C with 34-knot winds. Yummy.
Update: On our noon walk, poor Parker made it half a block before his paws started to hurt. He likes cool weather, but even this dog, with his double fur coat, has his limits.