Ahh, warm sunlight! The previous night I used the lighter/older of my two sleeping quilts to place over Bela (he has more fur than I) and he seemed to be very comfy and appreciative.
Bela's final trip to the vet was July 29, 2011; age, 16 years. A fine, devoted, playful, gentle, and faithful dog. I tend to agree that the only thing truly wrong with dogs is that their lives are so short. Good dog, Bela!