Doppler’s low to the ground and only weighs about ten pounds. She is small. Winter is not her season!
Snow quickly melts and sinks deeply into her scruffy white coat. Her paws soak up moisture like a ShamWow!
As soon as snow accumulates more than an inch or two Helaine goes out and digs an arena in the front yard. I suspect nature would find a way for Doppler to do her business without it, but this seems more civilized.
Back in the house Doppler lays down and waits to be towel dried. Civilized goes both ways.