Oh, I get it... another case of a group of men deciding what should happen to women. It's just like some of the major religious denominations, isn't it? We're in the middle of winter here, now, but it's NOTHING like your winters! Yes, it's a bit cold and damp and it's very windy, but it rarely goes below 14 celcius. Suzie is doing fine. She keeps wanting to go outside, because she thinks it's as warm out there as it is inside. She always comes straight back in again! I have had my ankle brace adjusted again and it has stopped hurting. Yes, it is quite light weight. I hope that you and Blackie are enjoying the summer!