My kitty is California born and raised but we moved to the Pacific Northwest a few years ago. He was quite the outdoor cat back then, due to the warm weather and a couple of cool wild places we lived.
The first two winters here, he was very upset and depressed because he's an indoor/outdoor cat. He loves going outside and can't stand the cold, though he will go out and actually get his feet wet for a few minutes.
He's adjusted pretty well to the cold and rain, but I still get the impression (like yesterday) that he's bored. I try to play with him, have lots of toys, brush him, etc. but I'm looking for fresh ideas from you other kitty people - and dog people too!