To Niko's dismay, the snow is gone. The warm weather allows him to be outside a lot more often. We tether him in the backyard with a long cord. There's much to see and do. He has dug 3 holes so far. He likes to play catch with a ball and a frisbee. He also likes to sit and observe everything that is going on. Yesterday, Niko watched the neighbor's kid drive his mini hummer around the backyard. I am pretty immune to the sounds of birds but seeing Niko's ears perk up and his head turning round and round make me aware of the birdies. Shiba Inus have a history of being a bird hunting breed.