I couldn't agree more with Lee Ann's article. Instead I have 6 dogs and 3 cats but otherwise, same, same. BUT I also live with a SNOW LOVER! who incessantly has his coat and hat on and is just waiting for one more flake to fall before he can go outside and shovel the path again. While I'm inside trying to NOT look outside and trying to just stay busy and make the winter go away faster. The past couple winters have been pretty bad in the hills of NC and I feel like I never left the North for all the snow and cold. I'm so over the nostalgia of it all and cannot wait for warm breezes and green things. How do the little birds stand it?