The cats wanted out. I got tired of Niall's meowing, so I dug a 4' clearing outside the patio doors, and let them have at it. They were back in almost as fast as I closed the door.
Blowsy snow and very cold here last night and my dog Soxy was nowhere to be found. I went out several times through the night to call for him, but gave up when I saw no dog tracks to his doghouse where he loves to sleep in the cedar shavings we piled in there for him. This morning I woke up to find him sitting in the driveway looking bored. He was fine and still wouldn't come in.
Tonight when I got home, as usual, he saw me about a half mile from the house and "escorted" me home. He was running fast and then when I pulled in the driveway he was just running around the yard like crazy - back and forth - just having a big old time! About an hour later, I went out & he emerged from his house all stretchy and sleepy. He came right in tonight - sleeping on his blanket on the couch now.
I can always foretell the weather by watching Soxy. He knows.