Dale's fond of making fun of me when I moan about having to troop around in the bitter cold because Ferdie needs time to go out and do his business. "I need a dog", he sing songs to me, reminding me of my exact words 5 years ago.
So I have a wonderful dog who also needs bathroom breaks in the cold and snow, snow so high he can't squat to do his business so we keep wandering through the cold until he's forced to just use any old place. I feel sorry for him and other dogs who are up to their hips in snow and can't get a scent or or spot they're comfortable with.
It'll be nice when some of this melts or it warms up enough to be bearable outside. Today is currently minus 5 and will go down for awhile as the day goes and then up to maybe 0 according to the weather guys. But the sun will be out. Hurray.