I know the weather is officially getting warmer.
I’m not talking about the fact of finally being able to walk outside and feel the warmer temperature.
I’m not talking about the fact that you can see the results of the warmth of the sun on the snow making puddles all over.
I’m not talking about the fact that it seems like I need to wash my truck daily because it gets so dirty.
I’m not talking about the fact I feel like it’s about to become a daily battle to get my kids to wear pants (not shorts) and a jacket.
I’m talking about when I let my dogs out the back door. They run up and down the fence with the neighbor’s dog. It’s like the starter’s gun went off, and they are off to the races. When they finally get winded (which doesn’t take a whole lot for a fat pug 🙂 ), they come inside leaving behind their dirty, muddy paw prints all over my kitchen floor!