We’ve strung up “used car lot lights” in our backyard to brighten the way for our three dogs during these days of prolonged darkness and rain. Can’t do anything about the cold for them, although two of the three have Eskimo/Husky fur (why we have so many vacuum cleaners) to keep them warm. Surprisingly, Molly, a non-husky mix, is outside the most chasing squirrels up trees. When they come inside, we have to dry their paws and legs since they like to dig when the ground is soft. Bottom line: winter weather brings added chores to dog owners everywhere.