As I mentioned earlier, I’m relatively new to livin’ la vida canine. But one thing our doggie trained us on pretty quickly is that walking or running or hiking with him can be a delight, especially when the weather is lovely.
Doggie is happy. He sniffs. He trots. He takes care of business.
And people are happy too. We’re out getting fresh air and a little exercise, too.
But what about when none of us like the weather forecast?
As you might know, it’s been raining here in Pet City for the past two days. Let me quote from the forecast into the foreseeable future:
Today: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times.
Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 1am. The rain could be heavy at times.
Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm
Thursday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm.
Friday: A chance of showers.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday: A chance of showers.
In short, cloudy with a chance of meltdowns. Are you laughing — or crying?
Our doggie isn’t exactly a water kind of guy. He doesn’t like it on his fur. He doesn’t like it on his feet.
And I can’t say I blame him. I don’t like it dripping down my nose.
I guess we might as well get used to some nasty weather, though. Being a calendar-is-half-empty kind of guy, I’m already starting to think about November, December, January, February and March.
What do you more experienced doggie owners do in those months to get doggie outside? Tough it out?
Or should I invest in an indoor training center, like a football team would?