Lately it has been quite cold around where I live, it also has finally rained quite a bit which is a bit of a relief. The only downside is the obvious cold and the fact that for the first time in 18 months we had to switch our heater on. It is a weird feeling to be very cold, our dog who is a Border Collie gets cold at night too so even though she has a thick coat she feels it too.
I myself prefer it cold to hot as it is much easier to warm up than cool down but still this a bit much for me. Walking the dog is hell when the ground is wet, the grass is long and it is cold out. A very bad feeling indeed.