Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Can I Buy An Ark On Ebay?

How do you know when you've had too much rain?
It's been raining since last week and not gentle spring rains. We've had non-stop thunder and lightening. Last nite the weather dude said we'd had around 15 inches and we aren't done yet.
 This morning it's stopped long enough for all the dogs to get out and take care of whatever they needed to do. Sky found his adored green glowball outside in the tall grass. Samba, after days of confinement felt the need for a spa treatment. She found an area of soft oozy mud and took a mud bath, rolling over and over in the slime.
There is a walking trail behind our house. It cuts thru the woods and is quite a pretty place to walk the dogs. Beside it is a normally dry creek bed. Last night it sounded like a river was flowing behind the fence. This morning during the lull, we went to take a look. The creek bed isn't dry anymore.
This morning there were ten local schools closed due to the weather. Make that eleven. Norma Jean's school is closed today because of flooding conditions. Today was to be final exam and graduation. She was looking forward to seeing her friend Gussie. The class will be held next week and I've told Norma Jean that we'll get together with Gussie and her Mom this summer so the girls can play.
Have you ever seen such sad looking dogs? They miss the sunshine and they want to play outside without getting wet and muddy.
 Last night I saw something that tore at my heart. Around 6:30  as I watched the news, a small gray squirrel, all wet and bedraggled, crawled onto the windowsill, curled himself into a ball with his tail wrapped around him and went to sleep. He was very wet and probably cold. His perch on the window sill kept him dry and he may have gotten some warmth thru the window. The dogs went over to look at him several times, but they knew he was miserable and they let him sleep. He remained there for two or three hours before heading back to his damp nest. Rob put food out for him this morning.

Stay dry.

18 comments:

AJ of PupLove said...

Hopefully those April showers will ease up soon and give you some sunshine. Poor little wet squirrel!

Channon said...

Oh... my heart broke for that little squirrel. Poor guy... no one wants to wash away!! I sure hope you get a break soon. Meanwhile, we're way too dry already.

Jan said...

I can almost smell wet fur coming from my monitor.

rottrover said...

UGH!! We'd be going NUTS!! -no squirrel pun intended. Hope it lets up soon, though everything sure looks green!!

Nichole said...

LOL - those first couple pics are hilarious! :)
I hope it dries up for your pack soon... =( But hey, at least it's NOT snow, right?

Marjie said...

Dang! And I thought our 2" last night on top of the 6" last week was bad! At least we've had times of sunshine today. Thor sends his sympathy, and hopes for a speedy dry-out to the PWDs and friends.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom feels badly for that squirrel, guess we do too, but we aren't terribly fond of those critters.

Mom was thinking of you all last night and today with all the rain we are hearing about. We did get some loud storms last night that were not expected here, but nothing like your 15 inches. We think we heard there is more coming - hope it ends soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

scotsmad said...

Poor little squirrel AND poor dogs. We know what it's like to have to stay inside.

We need rain, but we're not asking for it, because last time we did, we got a flood!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Wish we could trade our sunshine for a little bit of your rain.

soggibottom said...

We have often felt the same :-) ref the ark. But at least watching on Friday you will feel at home ..... I will wave back :-) x x x shhh..... it will probably be a beautiful day. WE COULD DO WITH SOME RAIN THIS SIDE SUE :-)X

Stella said...

Poor, sad critters, including that little soaked squirrel!

We had two fairly nice days, warmed up to 60s but its cold and grey today, with temps in the 40s. We have had some off and on rain, but as far as spring goes, it must have went, but Where??

Kisses,
Stella and her gang

soulbrush said...

Oh no, oh no, what is happening with the world's weather? Poor dear little squirrel.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! This is the first time we've every felt badly for a squirrel!
We hope the sun shines soon for you, guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Tracy said...

Gosh, and we are in a drought...if you could send some our way!

:)

Emma Rose said...

We know how you feel. We have had so much rain we are going completely crazy! When will it all go away???

I hope you get some sunshine soon.

Kisses,
Emma Rose

gMarie said...

What a poor squirrel. I think the best part of the story is that although your pack looked at him, nobody barked or bothered him. Sad, indeed. g

Benny and Lily said...

even the tree is ready for the rain
Benny & Lily

Wyatt said...

Yikes, and I thought we had rain. Sorry for your awful weather. Hope you dry out soon.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Patience-please said...

If you find an Ark, will you stop by and grab us?