Bud spent the summer outside. He only wanted to come in at night and when it rained. Otherwise, he was in the backyard hunting snakes and chasing chipmunks.
But since it started to get cold, Bud has taught himself how to open the backdoor and come into the house. Fate and Zinnia will stand outside looking in while Bud is snoozing on the couch.
Just this morning I was lighting the fire in the woodstove and I felt a little nose on my elbow. There was Bud, who I had just let out, nudging me to hurry up and get the fire going.