The weather is slowly but surely warming up.
There's no more snow on the ground
and each day the grass gets just a little bit greener.
Maple has traded in her fur-lined parka for a tweed cover-up.
When she wears this, she transforms into her alter ego: Sherlock Bones.
She's taken to digging through the flower bed in the backyard,
which is freshly thawed
and apparently very tasty.