What's going on in there?
Often in winter, when there are no potted plants out on the living room window sill, he'll climb up and watch us, hoping (against hope) that we'll let him into the house. We can't let him in because Callie doesn't leave him alone. After nearly seven years together, the dog will still not tolerate the cat. Lest you think us heartless, Bert does get to come inside every morning for a couple of hours to hang out while Callie snoozes upstairs in the loft.
Oooo, shiny objects! Actually, Bert has never shown any interest in the tree or the ornaments.
While he's outside, Bert will move between the living room window and the deck doors, watching, waiting, before he finally gives up and heads out again. He does this almost every day. I know he's looking forward to summer when one of us will sit outside and he can climb up on a lap to snooze.