With all that being said, I really do think that he should at least wait until the snow melts.
This is Duke and Wade walking on top of the pool. He had just finished shoveling off the deck and decided to test the water, uh I mean ice. Duke doesn't pass up an opportunity to go in the pool so he followed. This summer I'll have to work on doing a video of Duke swimming and on his raft. (he has his own) He's hysterical.
On another note. A comment was left on my last post from Sandy questioning the use of Google reader. She mentioned that it defeated the purpose of "visiting" a blog. Well, maybe it does if that's the way you are using it. If you have a new post up, it will appear in my reader. I then click on the link to go to the blog itself. From there I read the post, leave my comment if I have one (which most of the time I do), do the drop if I remember and then return to reader and start over with the next blog. I don't see how that could possibly kill blogging or even mess with page rank. I'm still going to the blog. Nothing comes to my email box for reader either. Not only do I visit but I leave a comment so they know I was there and read their post. If I didn't visit other blogs, why would anyone want to visit mine? I would think that the people who are doing all of their reading directly from Google reader are more than likely people who aren't bloggers themselves. If you are a blogger then you already know that the only way to "Get known, is to Be known". In other words you have to put yourself out there if you want people to know you are there to visit.
I tried to just use my blogger dashboard but that doesn't allow me to add blogs that aren't on blogspot. Using the reader is the easiest way I have found so far to keep track of my favorites.