I agree on the ice. People think 4-wheel drive helps are nuts. I am from MInnesota, and what you get is not true black ice. Black ice is not under the snow, but on pavement. The road looks wet, but it is black ice caused by car exhaust freezing immediately onto road surfaces because it is so cold. Usually 10 degrees or under. Black ice is the worst!
I always leave mine up until Epiphany. ( January 6) The 12th day of Christmas.
I have had small dogs that were not barkers, but one, a schnauzer mix, was what out trainer called “ a big dog in a little dog suit”. She believed herself to be Queen of the World and was happy to make sure everyone else knew it!
When my first granddaughter was on the way, my daughter-in-law declared No Pink! Of course, that little girl loves pink, sparkles, princesses, glitter and fairy wings!
Oh, I love that movie! The “real” one with Natalie Wood. And the “real” Auntie Mame too!
Checking for owls…
Not sure about where you live, but here, you cannot go into the clinic with your pet, because of Covid. Drive up, hand over your dog ( in my case) and wait for them to return. Pay over the phone.
Congrats! Being a grandparent is the best thing I have ever done! As the old saying goes, if I had known how good grandchildren were I would’ve had them first!
Once my Dad got out of the Marine Corps in 1946 he refused to ever eat it again!