When it snows, my Dad tries to clear a walkway around the edges of our deck (on the deck). Then I will ask to go out and 'splore it and all the smells. This is a very manly thing to do. Snow is odd stuff but I am brave. There may be strange smells from other animals, but I am brave. Dad is shoveling nearby but I am brave.
Once I have checked everything out, I ask to come back in. Because I may be brave, but my feet are cold!