I usually start complaining about the snow after Christmas, so I'm a little early this year! The snow and cold creates some interesting challenges and obstacles for me and Cricket. Cricket has many more decisions to make in the winter: decide if the snow can be walked through (for instance in a new snowstorm - can we just walk through and get our feet a little wet), or is it frozen snow that is an obstacle. Also, the many paths have changed - some people don't shovel their sidewalks. She did so good yesterday walking home from church, she knew we were going home and saw that one side of the sidewalk had been shoveled and the other one was clearer - she stopped looked and I encouraged her to go. I love to see her use her initiative to make good choices. Right now, it is a total white out ... in a few hours I will have to go outside and walk to my other office across the street and south a couple blocks. She may just have to put it in four paw drive and plow through. She knows the routine and where we go on Monday afternoon so I am confident she will make a good choice.