We're only a week into December and the hounds already have cabin fever. They are asking to go out every 10 or 15 minutes. After being out in the cold for 5 to 10 minutes they are asking to come in. They will sit at the patio door looking outside all day long with that "I really wish I was out there" look on their faces. The thought of 3 or 4 more months of: "Let the dog out, let the dog in, let the dog out, let the dog in" will get old real fast. Oh well, that's part of the joy of bassets.