He loves snow, he will go outside, lay in it, roll around and eventually get around to coming in when he is good and ready.
Last night my husband was at work and he wanted out. He goes about his usual routine, rolling, eating snow, laying around. I'm standing at the door watching him, it's cold out 8 degrees. He never wanders off, he doesn't care if another dog, cat or anything else walks by. He will lay there and snub his nose at them.
My leg is getting sore, so I call him in. He looks at me, gets up and lays back down! Totally ignoring me. He has been doing that a lot lately, we know his hearing is still great, just shake the dog cookie bag from anywhere and he is there. I put my shoes on, no coat, figuring it will only take a moment, turn around and grab my cellphone and go outside. I'm now walking towards him telling him to come in, he's still ignoring me! Finally, when I'm standing right in front of him he decides maybe I mean business, he gets up and heads to the house.
I head back, I'm almost to the steps and boom I go down sideways into a snowbank. I manage to get up and into the house and sit here now with a sore knee (The knee I had surgery on) and a twisted ankle. My hubby asks me if I learned anything from this? I said "yes, the dog is trying to get rid of me and it's cold outside."