No fun looking for a runaway dog. So worrisome and never seem to find them for such a long time. My BIL Richard brings his black lab Zeke here all the time and he never runs off, but the first time he brought the kids' little fufu pup and just assumed she would stick around Zeke, before he knew it she was gone. We searched for hours and hours and couldn't find her. We were starting to think that maybe she got snatched by a coyote, at the time she was less than 10 pounds. Then on a whim, we drove up and down a new development that is a long way around by the road, but a shorter distance through the woods - but even that straight shot through the woods is at least a mile or more. There that little pup was, sitting on someone's porch looking very bedraggled and forlorn. Good gosh it was such a relief. Glad the dog your were looking for turned up too.
It IS cold today again. I've been out there for about 2 hours finishing up the mulching in the Front Island Bed. The sun is starting to peek out of the clouds and the temps are getting warmer. I think it will actually be pleasant this afternoon and will head back out after a lunch break. I hope planting your hellebores deeper does the trick. That is probably it if some of the roots are exposed.