Please keep to furbabies inside when it is cold and make sure you keep them warm if they are outside even if it is only for a short time.
Also please remember that not all dogs have double coats. Certain breeds of dogs including wolves, collies, shelties, sheepdogs etc have double coats - the fluffy coat underneath traps the warm in and the outer coat keeps the snow etc from getting close to the skin. Short haired dogs DO NOT have this and can lose heat VERY quickly.
We are LUCKY to have double coats but even with that Mom will only let us out long enough to pee and poop when it is cold. Remember if you yourself are not willing to go outside in the cold without a coat then neither should your dog - especially if it has short hair!
And another story that just came on our local TV - seriously what is wrong with some people ! This little sheltie mix named Peanut who lives in Indiana was found FROZEN to the ground. He legs, tummy and tails were frozen and he couldn't move. They are trying to get the owners to surrender him to the humane society as he is also severely underweight. We hope they throw the book and the whole darn library at despicable people who 'owned' him! Mom wants him to come live with us but they already have a huge list of people wanting to adopt him :)
And lastly we have the most heartbreaking and heartwarming video we have ever seen. Please please watch it. Warning - Grab the tissues (mom blubbered like crazy over this one) but tears of joy and sadness seeing how much love this amazing dog has. We have decided to make this group "HOPE FOR PAWS" our "cause of the year" to help so a percentage of anything Mom makes and sells will be going to help them.