First, they were so excited to play it in, they kept forgetting what they were out there to do. Second, traffic is traveling at about the speed of a turtle. Roads look terrible from what I can see, and those slow vehicles kept distracting the dogs. Once that task was completed, I had hungry barn cats and indoor cats to feed, a fire to stoke and coffee to brew. School is delayed two hours for now. I wouldn't be surprised if they canceled it.
I took this through the door from the inside last night. What in the world makes long, wide drag marks? About two hours prior to this photo, there were two very long ones to the right of it coming up to the cat food and then leaving. I wish I took a photo then, as the marks were better to see. What do you think left this drag mark? A weasel? Fox? Coyote? It's much wider than a cat tail dragging, and cats don't drag their tail like that.