Today, the Atlanta area set a new record for low temperatures for this date. On December 14, 1917, temps reached down to 15 degrees. This morning, nice and early, the temps dropped to 14. When I woke up this morning, it was 15 degrees with a wind chill feel-factor of 7 degrees. Needless to say, it was really chilly getting the kids around for school and on their buses this morning.
As the temperatures started warming up, getting into the low 20s, all of the dogs (Sammy, Sarah, Sawyer, and the remaining two puppies) wanted to go outside. As I opened the door to let them out, they discovered just how cold it really was. It was near impossible to get them all out into our fenced-in backyard at the same time. As one would run out, another would try to run in. I ended up chasing one feisty little pup through most of the house before finally managing to get her to go outside and potty. Once they all went out together, though, they actually enjoyed having the chance to run around together.
We're hoping to find new homes for the two puppies soon. We've had a couple of emails of interest in them (in fact, we waited up until almost 11:00 one night waiting for a couple that claimed to be on their way, as we were afraid they'd gotten lost since they had called at one point letting us know they were still trying to get here), but no one has shown up yet to give them a home. I would love to know that they had loving homes before Christmas.