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March 14, 2016

Rainy Day Blues

Each morning, Eko and Penny stretch their legs, shake off the last remnants of sleep, and eagerly wait by the front door. They love strutting through the neighborhood on our morning rounds. Except when it’s raining. Raining turns my eager adventurers into dainty homebodies. Anything more than a light drizzle
Each morning, Eko and Penny stretch their legs, shake off the last remnants of sleep, and eagerly wait by the front door. They love strutting through the neighborhood on our morning rounds.Except when it’s raining. Raining turns my eager adventurers into dainty homebodies. Anything more than a light drizzle qualifies as a natural disaster in their eyes. Yesterday’s constant rain meant my walking-partners had no desire to leave the house.

I practically had to drag these mopes out the door in the morning

Usually Penny sprints to the door for our afternoon walk, but yesterday she suggested I go by myself

This mope-in-Chief even hid under the table to avoid our evening stroll!

Despite their protests to the contrary, I’m happy to report neither Eko nor Penny melted when we went outside. To commend them for such bravery I thought it was only fair I help them dry off.

As always, when the weather outside is frightful, the fire is so delightful

There’s no avoiding spring rains over the next couple months, so either the pups need to find some courage or I need to find a lot more firewood.

Comments for Rainy Day Blues

  1. I’m glad they made it home un-melted… dogs are made of sugar so it can be dangerous to walk in the rain :o) it sadly is nearly impossible to manage a dog and an umbrella… no matter what Rihanna once said :o)

  2. Rain tries to melt me, too, E and P! Now that I’m not as afraid of my raincoat as I used to be, I can make it out and back without too much fuss. Would I rather stay in?? Yes, I would…

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  3. Glad everyone is safe and dry. Now if you could somehow send that missing moisture back to Denver, we’d be grateful. Not Sam of course, but his peeps would be. 😉

  4. NM says:

    My rr used to be known as the ‘metrosexual’ dog of the dogpark. He would avoid all & any puddles of water, mud, and slush etc. He would just jump over it. He didnt mind the rain, but to step in anything wet..no way. I have no idea how dogs know where to step in during springtime. As you know as the snow melts, those first few weeks of warming wet days reveals all those messes owners did not pick up (especially in the dog parks). I was completely amazed at how they navigate that ‘minefield’ each thaw…
    And to answer your question: more firewood please!! Fireplace is getting cold!! and more blankets and treats too if you please…. Its time to cuddle.

  5. Jeff says:

    Stryder will respond that way if I try to let him out the back by himself. But if I get the lease and go walk he could care less as long as I’m beside him. I guess that’s why they call them Velcro-vizslas.

  6. Oh dear……well, Sammy is at the “what the heck” age – 16 – he wants to go outside even if it’s raining….not POURING but sprinkles to “light” rain seem to be alright NOW when prior to NOW there was no way he’d go out. Good thing he’s a cat because of course we have the litterbox for “necessary” things. However, I’m thinking for your crew, firewood is a FINE reward to braving the rain – I’m wondering what your reward will be when it’s a summer rain????

    Pam

  7. What is with our Ridgies? Heaven forbid if their paws should get wet in the grass, but when I take them to the lake when it’s raining, they’re all spunky and playful. Once Neeka gets past the water on her back, she’s chasing Khoi like she’s the puppy. We’ve had so much rain here this past week, the ground is saturated and the gophers’ runs are flooding. Khoi barely has to dig for one before it pops up and takes off running. They’re actually pretty quick. But not quick enough

  8. KarenS says:

    I see more firewood in your future. Ridgies are notorious babies when it comes to rain, my boys know they will melt. Especially my older guy. He pratically walks backwards with his head low if the weather is not to his liking. The 9 year old does a little better but prefers his walks to have a short duration when it rains.

    It’s a quick dash out the dog door to take care of business when it rains. Silly dogs.

  9. typical Ridgeback behavior! Mine will look out the window and in case of rain, gives a shake and retreats to her sofa even BEFORE catching a drop of water!

  10. Caroline Edmiston says:

    Must be the pampering! My intrepid duo don’t give a hoot about the rain, but then we live in the PNW. If we didn’t go out in the rain, we wouldn’t go out. Her majesty, Maggie (my Penny) is the least concerned about the rain. Nothing stops her.

  11. Victoria says:

    i’d say stock up on the firewood!

  12. So funny, made my day

  13. Eve says:

    OH yes Juley is the same about rain as she is out and back with a smallest amount of time possible! Of course there have been times when I had to make her go out. Yes I think more Firewood will be a must for your crew!

  14. coastingnz says:

    ha-ha our boys are just the same – like their energy buttons getting damp in the rain and they just switch themselves off.

  15. Jo Rhodes says:

    My boys are same way! If it’s raining hard the looks say, “No thanks. We’ll figure how to flush. Now let’s go play ball in the house.”

  16. Emmadog says:

    We don’t mind the rain, but we dislike sleet as it hurts our faces when it hits.

  17. Ogee says:

    They love swimming in the cold lake but don’t like rain drops falling on their heads? Go figure!

  18. Luckily we don’t get much rain here because my two do the same thing.

  19. fredrieka says:

    I hate getting wet. I try to run between the drops and fail everytime

  20. Jesse says:

    Oshie is the opposite. He doesn’t mind going out in the rain. In fact he cries and acts all depressed on rainy days when we keep him inside.

  21. Kismet says:

    I’m with them. Rain makes flying a lot harder.

  22. they had the right idea!

  23. Oh yes the fire would be where I would be hanging out.

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