Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...

Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...
Run Free: birthdate unknown - Oct. 17 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rain rain go away

H-Mom is a nut.

She put on the yellow slicker that Man-Dad bought her at the marine supply store. It is "foul weather gear" for boating types.

Then she snapped on Booker's collar. And off we went. Yes, to the dog park.

In the wake of Fay, which wasn't tragic, but which was windy and very very wet. And H-Mom said "COME ON, BOOKER, LET'S WALK!"

Like that was supposed to be exciting or something. Like that was a really great idea.

So walk we did, in the pouring rain. Are you surprised that there was no-dog and no-one else there? And rain was running off Booker's ear tips like little rivers, and streaming off the brim of H-Mom's slicker hood.

No-dog and no-one else ever showed up. H-Mom made Booker stick with it for about half an hour.

"Well," she said outloud to NO-ONE, "We don't have a yard, so this is necessary exercise."


It was so rainy, in the wake of tropical storm FAY, that H-Mom didn't even have the camera out. Now, don't you think that would TELL her something?


Eduardo said...

Well that's good that your gareented to get a walk geven if there is a storm! If it's drizziling outside I'm not going nowhere but bed!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hate getting wet, Booker! Your mom needs to get you a rain slicker if you intend to walk in the rain! Yellow would look great on you with your coloring!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jake of Florida said...


We own similar yellow slickers for dogs -- perhaps you need one more than your mom does????

We're not too crazy about walking in the rain -- but at least did you find some luscious mud puddles?

As for vines -- do you have sun? Do you have a trellis? Then a vine in a pot should work.

We go to the Flamingo Nursery on Flamingo, south of 595 and they have all kinds of beautiful plants and flowers for every situation.

Jake and Just Harry

Biggie-Z said...

You H-Mom is so smart - she got you exercise AND a bath all at once!


P.S. Rain is fun. Try catching raindrops in your mouth. It's almost as fun as playing Hose.

Cocoa the Beagle said...

Oh Booker, I could almost picture you walking in the rain with barely opened eyes. I hate the rain too, but I certainly love shaking all the droplets of water off my body when I get home.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Booker! Oh my crap! She made you go outside and get all wet while she pretty much got to stay dry? That's a load of crap if I ever heard any! Hehehehe!

Good to hear that you did so well during your H-mom's temporary insanity! I'm also glad you didn't blow away!!!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

River said...

Ugh, we hate rain. When it rains here all of us are slammed up against the back doors because there is only the roof overhang to protect us. Then mom lets us in. But at least you got to go out!

love & wags,