Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Rains Came
It's been hot and very dry here. I can't remember the last time we had rain, but I think most of the month of August was dry. The grass is dead, the trees are in bad shape and the night creatures have been coming around to drink the water I set out for them.
This morning at 4:30 I fed the dogs and let them out. Once they were back in and settled down, I went back to bed. Sometime between 5:30 and 6 Morgan jumped in bed with us. She was panting hard and trembling, so I knew what to expect. Sure enough, minutes later the first thunder boomer came.
It's been raining and booming ever since.
I'm sure the plants are enjoying this, but looking out the window at the ever increasing mud in the back yard isn't fun.
Dogs have to go out, even when it's raining. We waited as long as we could, but it didn't let up, so they raced out the back door into the deluge.
Coming back inside, they each shook right next to me, so I was about as wet as they were and I hadn't even been out.
Now we have that lovely wet dog aroma and a bunch of unhappy pups who can't go out to play today.
So what's a dog to do on a dark, wet day? Curl up on the couch and snooze. Now you see one of the reasons we have leather furniture.
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