"Hey Ma, we're going for walk today, right?"
"Aw jeez guys, I don't think I have the time. Besides, it's only 10 degrees and windy, you don't really want to go out today do you?"
"Of course we do and all that running around will warm us up. See, don't we look cold? C'mon Ma, we need a walk to warm up."
"Psst, put you ears down kid, you'll look more pathetic that way. You look all happy and perky with your ears up like that. Where's that gonna get us?"
"Sorry guys, we'll try to go out tomorrow."
"Hmmmph, I knew those darned perky ears would sink us. Danged kid has gotten so big I can't even cover them up any more."