A trip to the lab for blood withdrawal was the only reason to be out and about. It's very chilly but they are forecasting a warm-up.
Progress on pups: they are training us to take them outside but they have both learned to use the doggy doors with heavy plastic. Jack "got it" right away but Jill had to learn with a half door of thinner plastic for several days.
Each time they return from the yard, one or both brings in a lava rock or a river rock. We are hoping they don't swallow them. They have all kinds of stuff to chew on (toys and L.'s hands) but seem to prefer rocks.