Some love the cold, some not so much

In Lakeville, young Oliver looked askance at the light dusting of snow falling around him on his back terrace. A poodle-terrier mix, his owner refers to his breed as “Perrier.” Photo by Chelsea Edgar

Connecticut’s own state groundhog announced on Feb. 2 that winter won’t linger for much longer this year (see story this page). Certainly many two-legged creatures received the news with joy (fleece pullovers, winter boots and mittens get dull pretty fast). It’s hard to know how the four-legged creatures in the area feel about the promised early end of cold weather and snow; we can only guess from their body language and the expressions on their faces. 

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