A greyhound who found the snow a bit too chilly has gone viral with a video showing her delight at being wrapped in a coat so she can play outside.
Honey the Iggy’s owner shares her photogenic pooch’s escapades on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, describing the Italian greyhound as a “fashion model.”
Honey lives in Oslo—the capital of Norway, where winter temperatures can plummet to 40 degrees below zero. Which means the snow can be a little frosty on her toe beans when she takes her daily walk.
Luckily, her owner ensures she is well equipped for the climate, with a wardrobe full of chic—yet warm—outfits.
“Honey is so used to wearing clothes since we live in Norway. Snow half the year,” her owner revealed.
Website Visit Norway says the country’s winter weather can be changeable. “Along the coast, temperatures usually stay around zero degrees Celsius [32 degrees Fahrenheit],” it explains.
“Inland, the temperatures are usually lower and might reach 10-20 degrees below zero Celsius [14 degrees to minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit]. A few places can even experience an extremely frigid minus 40 degrees Celsius [minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit]!”
A clip shared to the @honeytheiggy TikTok account on Tuesday showed Honey’s reactions to the snow, beginning with the on-screen caption: “How Honey reacts to going outside without clothing vs. with clothing.”
First, her owner opens the door, revealing a snow-covered yard, and Honey tentatively steps outside, before seemingly deciding it’s too cold and heading back into the warm living room.
The owner then holds up a fetching coat, which she dresses Honey in before opening the door again. This time the greyhound gleefully bounds outside and starts running around in the snow.
The video, which has been watched 1 million times and can be seen here, is captioned: “She’s sensitive.”
Hundreds of TikTokers commented on Honey’s adorable reactions, with Amelie_dengg writing: “That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Samantha Bates wrote: “Wants to go out, humans made it possible, happy pup.”
Denise reckoned: “Smarter than most kids.”
Karen joked: “Thank goodness for clothes!”
Bartclan observed: “Honey’s no fool!”
Hay added: “Oh that’s so funny and takes one look outside and steps outside for a minute and goes no I hate going out with no coat.”
In response to numerous questions from TikTokers, her owner added in the comments: “Coat is from Whitehound Store on Instagram for everyone asking.”
But it transpired that Honey’s boots were made-to-measure couture, as her owner shared a tutorial for anyone wanting to make their own.
In her Instagram stories, she said: “I made Honey’s boots myself. All the boots I purchased for her would do OK while walking, but come off while running…”
She shared a free design pattern, along with a tutorial video, explaining that you need bits of fabric, Velcro and elastic pieces.
According to ASPCA Pet Insurance, senior dogs and puppies, as well as those with health conditions, may be more sensitive to the cold.
It said: “Your dog’s ability to tolerate the cold can depend on a number of things, including breed, age, size and health.
“For instance, larger breeds with thicker coats and protective undercoats, such as Akitas and huskies, are naturally better equipped to handle low temperatures.
“Smaller, shorthaired breeds, like Boston terriers or Chihuahuas, are more likely to shiver and shake at the first sign of a chill.
“One good rule of thumb is that if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your dog.”
Newsweek has reached out to Honey’s owner for further comment.