A black dog wearing a khaki dog coat

I put Ashley in her new coat, put on my Alaska Pipeline coat, and went out into the bitter, bitter cold. Ashley would have liked to come right back in, but I made her stay outside until she had accomplished a couple of very important tasks.

At the airport it’s currently -9°F, with a wind chill of -34°F (-37°C).

Things outside the window that need barking at, in priority order, according to Ashley 🐕 :

  1. Dogs
  2. Squirrels
  3. Small children, especially if running, especially if closer than the sidewalk
  4. Strangers, especially if pausing
  5. Anyone wearing a hood or hat
  6. Anyone carrying a box or bag, especially if carrying it awkwardly.
Photo of a dog in profile, looking out the window