But all that flew out of my mind this morning when I awoke to find this view out the front of our house!
P.S. Worry not, Katie the Beagle fans. All went well at the vet. Our canine heroine is plumping up nicely, having beefed up from 19 pounds to 23 pounds in the last year, which gives us an astonishing 21% more Katie the Beagle to pet.