Although it was sunny, it was cold with a high in the mid-20s, winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. The dogs seemed to be a bit stir-crazy inside so we loaded up the van and went for a short walk around a local park. A car ride and a short walk would be better than nothing at all. After the walk I opened the sliding van door and reached for the step stool so the dogs could get in. To my surprise, Mia jumped into the van without waiting for the stool, and she lay down immediately with a look of relief on her face. Mia, I didn't know you could jump that high! I don't like you jumping like that at such a young age! You really wanted in that van badly. You are going to be a good jumper when you grow up. I am glad you have learned not to jump on people!