So can animals really tell that bad weather is coming? Last night our dog Cody seemed really sad. I took this picture. Maybe we will be getting more than the 4-6 inches of snow. I'd be bummed out too if that is the case. He's pretty short so if we have more than 2 inches of snow, life can be a little extra cold from him if you know what I mean.
I usually plow part of the back yard for him. I'm not quite ready this year. After I got home yesterday I went out into the pitch dark back yard and got our 15+ year snowblower and brought it into the garage. I did it thanks to the glowing headlights of the riding mower. I know, ingenious. :) I have not changed the oil yet but it started. Maybe Cody is sensing an issue with the beast.
I dug around and it seems that animals do have a built-in weather detector. More on that here