For the most part, Pellet & Cali do not like to hang out outside - on their own - they always want someone out there with them. How do I know that, you might ask? Something about the fact of them going outside, doing their business and coming right back to tear the doors down to be let back in the house.
Over the past week or so they have been going outside and staying outside. For example right now they've been outside (on their own) for about an hour and a half! We've been ignoring their immediate knocks at the back door and I think they are coming to terms with it.
What do they do out there? Pellet for the most part lays on the patio by the kitchen door and who knows what Cali does - I wouldn't be surprised if she's sniffed every square inch of the backyard - twice.