At least we got some advance warning of the icy air that's settled over our area, so we had time to prepare.
Here are some of the lessons on Preparing for Winter from our creatures - two legged and four-legged alike, as illustrated through pictures I've taken over the past three days:
3. Find a good book to read
4. Curl up with a friend
5. Put on your winter woolies
6. Break out the blankets
7. Make sure the quilts still work.