You know Spring is on its way when:
1. Your dogs go outside and come back looking like this. (It's been worse, but this is the only pictures I had.) The dogs have been in the tub three times this week.
2. Your yard starts to look and sound like a swamp.
3. The neighborhood slowly starts to come alive.
4. Random gloves/mittens/hats appear in muddy snowbanks as the snow melts.
5. You realize the neighborhood rabbits have been eating your shrubs and leaving behind surprises.