The other day I went out and the friendly neighborhood cat (named "die Katze") was sitting on the hot tub cover. It turns out that one specific place on the cover is warm, right above where the hot water comes up. The rest is all cold. Smart cat!
Speaking of cold and snowy: tonight it's supposed to be really cold (like 22F). And Mr. Snowman is still standind proud in the front yard while all the other snow in the area has melted. He's now a big piece of ice. I don't think he's going anywhere for a while.