The Return of the Pigg

For my international readership I should probably explain. I fully know how to spell the animal Pig.

Pigg on the other hand are small metal spikes which you can have under your shoes or on your winter tyres.

These vastly improve grip when walking or driving in icy conditions.

With quite good amounts of snow which have come to Oslo in the last two days it was time to find my Winter spiked shoes. I must say that it is certainly not every year that I am wearing them on the last day of October.

But as a self-proclaimed lover of snow this is no complaint.

As more and more people over the last few days have walked on the main trails and the pavements around the City the snow has been compacted down and has now formed a slippery base layer of ice in many places.

And so it is with relief that I found my spiked shoes. It also feels like I am meeting up with an old friend I have not seen since April. It is a lovely reunion.

I actually have several pairs of spiked shoes. As the snow is by no means deep yet it has allowed me to use my running spikes and therefore keep light on the ground and have a higher adventure tempo.

I like to think of this as the opposite of the phrase “all the gear, no idea”. The right equipment ensures better adventures.

Doggies: Banipal, Punky, Tesla, Poppy, Haraka and Harpo (2 walkers)

Doggies: Biscuit and Hedda

Doggies: Pippi, Lucy and Sara

Doggies: Arya, Nils, Fant, Leo and Lucille

Doggies: Mari, Nola, Eddie, Tex, Wilma, Ronja, Max, Vali and Ferd (2 walkers)

Doggies: Annie, Alice, Deano, Bella and Lykke, Twist, Amazona and Lucy (2 walkers)

Have a lovely evening with your doggies and we are back again in the morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.


Christina, Linn, Veronica, Alex, Christian and Matt

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