The sun's out. Time to take the dogs out and stare at it. I'm an ex-pat Chicagoan who still has not gotten used to being on the wrong side of the lake. The dogs don't share my delight in the winter sun. Fred's interested in guarding the back yard from marauding squirrels. Bob wants to troll for food.
Having two dogs and a wildlife friendly yard is a juggling act. There are a dozen plus mallards and assorted other wildlife that have a steady food and water source all year round. All the wildlife drive the boys crazy.