This isn't going to be a long, fancy post. I just wanted to write that I live in a very hot climate, but it's cold and windy today, so I thought of all the animals I see running loose. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s in some areas, with a possible freeze inland.
Some people own dogs and cats and think that, because they have fur coats or maybe just because they're not human, these animals don't need the warmth and shelter that we do on a chilly evening. Although I'm opposed to any pet being kept outside, if you don't take yours in at night, please make sure he has plenty of protection from the cold air and a comfortable, dry place to sleep.
All any dog or cat ever wants is food, water, shelter and a little love. I think that's something all of us can afford.