Well ... the rain is here to stay for a little while. I have dug out my rain pants and my rain boots - the shorts are put away for another season. The leaves are falling and it is beautiful with the soft rain (and sometimes not so soft amidst some of the torrential downpours of this last week.
I love the personalities that come out from my canine pals once the rain starts. Some of my dogs absolutely love the rain - they leap for puddles, prance around with joy, bark at the leaves, and just generally have a good time - these guys especially love the towel off at the end. And then there is the one's that the last thing they want to do is get their paws wet. In fact, I think they would be happier if I carried them through the entire walk and just let them down to do their business. I have this one adorable guy that makes wide circles around puddles and jumps and the ripples in the puddles when the rain hits. I smile and calm his fears and we have a talk.
My dogs certainly change a little the wetter it gets - some get more frisky and others have no interest in being outside when it rains - and it all makes me smile ... they have their own personalities and I get to enjoy each one of them, one-on-one, just me and my pal. Another great week.
I walk this adorable dog who loves the rain. I would almost think that she waits for it longingly and when it comes - she gets extra happy, lifting her nose up to the rain, welcoming it. She prances a little more, her tail wags a little more, and her eyes brighten. Her favorite part of the walk is the end, when she comes home, and the towel is waiting.
She absolutely loves getting toweled off - she shows so much joy, and runs in circles around me, and talks and talks and talks. She wiggles and her tail wags, and she tells me how much she loves it. Later on, I started thinking about what we all wish for, what we all want, and we always think of the next best thing ... and I wonder if it should really be as simple as lifting our head to the rain, being grateful for a dry towel, and a warm house, and someone to share the moment with. Have a great weekend!
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does."