This is really a very warm spring for Michigan. One has to keep telling oneself "It is too early to think of gardening. I did buy a hanging basket to attract the hummingbirds but I have had to bring it in at night. Yes we have the hummingbird and oriole feeders out but haven't seen any of them yet. The goldfinches are already bright yellow and we have a red winged black bird family hanging around the feeder. Arnold loves going out on a leash. He does fairly well for a cat but I wouldn't try walking him around the block.