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Spring Fever: a guest post by Lola

You might think we’re not susceptible to spring fever in San Diego and while it’s true that we have pretty good weather most of the time, we do have shorter days in winter and the temperature drops at night. My undercoat gets thicker from November through April and my person has to wear a hat and scarf for our morning walks.

When the days get longer, I have more energy and I need to do something with it. I want to get outside and enjoy the light, but lately, the weather hasn’t been cooperating. We’ve had quite a few rainy days and the furnace still runs to take of the morning chill. I don’t mind the colder weather since I have that nice warm undercoat, but my person won’t leave the door open for me when the heat is on. I think she should just turn off the furnace, open the door and wear a coat in the house, but I haven’t talked her into that yet.

My other person promised me that it’s going to get warm today and I’m hoping he’s right. I need that back door open so I can properly patrol both the house and the yard. Lounging around in the window seat might look relaxing, but it doesn’t satisfy me. I do enjoy watching the new hummingbird feeder out my window, but it’s not the same as actually chasing the birds and bunnies.

And my person needs to get back to her normal writing and gardening routine instead of going crazy with other things.

She can keep working on her needlepoint picture after the sun goes down, but I’ll be very glad to see that paint brush and roller go back to the basement where they belong.  I don’t care if she brings her notebook or her digger, but this afternoon, we need to get outside!

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