We've been real careful around our property here in Tennessee this Winter. There are three ponds on the property, and when it gets cold, they ice up! Mum always has us leashed up, especially around the ponds. 'Cause this is what I like to do, go ice skating!
Not even hip high rain boots on Mum could save me out there, in that deep cold water if I got stuck.
BTW, Gracie doesn't like it when I try to go out and ice skate on the pond, she grunts when I do and paws at the ice. Maybe she knows something I don't...It's just not safe out there!!