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Sweet Cocker Spaniel ‘joyfully’ frolics in snow for first time
Truffles loves the white stuff so much.
Patricia Lynn
12.28.22

Snow is a very divisive subject.

Some people absolutely love the fluffy white stuff and count down the days until the first snowfall of the year. They build snowmen and have snowball fights.

Others, though, groan when they see snow falling. They think about how cold it is and how hard it will be to shovel it.

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Joy Ellery, a young woman from York in the U.K., felt the latter way. She felt that snow was nothing to get excited about. Her cocker spaniel, Truffle, though?

He definitely seemed to disagree.

Truffles went absolutely bonkers— and we mean that in the best way possible. The 18-month-old cocker spaniel was beyond excited, running to and fro like a furry, black Energizer bunny!

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He scampered and zoomed across the sidewalk, stopping every so often to stick his snout into the soft, cold powder, and all in all, just having an amazingly good time.

The Independent described the 18-month-old pup’s reaction as the ‘epitome of joy. ‘We’re definitely inclined to agree.

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“This was the first time he’s ever seen [snow]. He was desperate to go outside,” Ellery told ABC News. “He couldn’t understand what was happening. He was sitting by the front door.”

“As soon as he got onto the street, he was excited about it, and he just started running.”

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Ellery was lucky enough to catch Truffle’s excitement on video.

After uploading it to her social media accounts, the recording ultimately went viral, garnering media attention and headlines galore.

Truffles ultimately became a symbol of pure and unbridled joy.

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Although Truffles’ reaction to the snow is pretty freaking amazing, we’d like to take this moment to debunk a few myths regarding dogs and wintertime.

As Dog Time notes, not all dogs are prepared for the snow and cold, and even thicker-coated dogs, like Siberian Huskies, can still get frostbite or hypothermia.

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Additionally, try to stop your dog from eating snow.

“Snow is great at hiding garbage, animal waste, and worst of all, salt and chemicals,” says Dog Time. “Your dog could easily get sick from any of those things.”

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Lastly, you should always dry your dog thoroughly after they come in from the cold.

Although your furballs may seem more than capable of getting all the snow off themselves, excessive licking, chewing, and gnawing can damage any skin that has already become dry due to cold.

Now, with that in mind, get out there and enjoy your winter!

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It’s so adorable to see Truffles running to and fro and simply having the best time in the snow. His pure joy is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Check out Truffles playing in the snow in the video below!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at [email protected]
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