Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus--
That is precisely why Mandy licks me all the time--she's trying to tell me she wants to go out.
I've only had her for a year--you'd think I'd have caught on by now, but you know--
I'm a little slow at dog-speak.
She goes out like a champ every time now--I still have to go out with her sometimes, donning my coat and hat in this freezing air, but elsewise, things are going well.