Sunday, 12 August 2012

What is this wet stuff falling from the sky???

My friend Rolo asked me where we were finding all the sunshine over my way? Well, I have to say, we had a week of GLORIOUS weather - in fact, it was positively warm but then, this morning, all this wet stuff started appearing - it took me a while to remember what it was - RAIN - as it's been the driest July on record apparently, where I live 'Down Under' so I was a bit surprised when I woke up this morning to see puddles (I LOVE puddles - just made for running through aren't they??) and saw water coming from the sky. So, it's been a wee bit squidgy and damp today and this afternoon, the rain started LASHING down, I mean LASHING and the wind was absolutely howling. I LOVE this weather - it reminds me of home, Ireland! But, I am always a bit worried when this weather hits as to the walk situation - rain is all very good and I know we need it for the farmers and the dams so we have enough water over summer, but walks are the highlight of my day so there were a few anxious moments:
But, She kept a close eye on the clouds and we managed two walks in between all the squalls so I'm happy. And I met a three legged Westie - she had a nasty infection earlier this year which meant her right front leg had to be amputated but oh, she was PAWSOME - she even kept up with me and she was so much fun! Last weekend, the weather was a bit overcast (but no rain) but of course, I would not let 'overcast' stop my demands for a long Sunday walk - and They took me to one of my favourite haunts - we hadn't been there for a while so I was quite busy ensuring everything was up to scratch:
And we found a boardwalk - for some reason, She loves boardwalks and when She finds one, that's it, She's off but I don't mind - the smells are great:
We found this 'pretend dog' - who, from a distance looks quite real but I wasn't fooled!!!
Anyway, that's it for now. She has promised to try to be more consistent with the posts! And by the way, we LOVE the Olympics - it's great fun to see all the photographs! And what a great job by the organisers!! Woof Groucho

10 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Groucho don't talk to us about the wet stuff. Sore point for us over in good old Blighty. Anyway have a chillaxing Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

brandi said...

You love wet puddles. I would rather have sun puddles! But then, I'm a cat and I know that sun puddles are just as good for arthur-itis as wet ones.
Oh, haven't your beans found you a raincoat and hood and some goloshes yet? Welll, you probably wouldn't like the goloshes, but the other raingear you might. Just make your beans get matching ones! Then you can walk in the wet stuff falling from the sky whenever you want to!

Kten said...

It hadn't rained here forever and we have had a rainy week. What is great is the water dishes it makes on the dirt road or grass. We like this even if our lady does not. Happy day, Hailey and Zaphod

scotsmad said...

We've only had a little bit of rain. We have this 'no walk in rain policy' and when it's wet, we have to stay on the pavement....yuck.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Patrice and Higgins said...

Ooohwee, I hate the wet stuff! I will refuse to go out until there is nothing falling from the sky!! So glad that you love the puddles!!

~Higgins

Duncan Breazeale said...

We don't get too much stuff falling from the sky in California but it has been soooooooo hot lately I have not felt like walking. I need some of your puddles to cool off in!!!!

Hoke said...

i love the rain!!! could sit in it for hours...but don't you dare put me in a tub of water!!! I will freak out! Isn't that nuts...love the rain, hate the bath! Hope you are feeling better too...arthur is not a nice person if you ask me...she's got a little in her hands and gets mad at him when it rains...she's not even old but got it anyway! ARen't boardwalks the best. Over here I'm not allowed on them...people are afraid I'll poop or peep on them. don't they know I'm move civilized than that?!

Sweet William The Scot said...

You have had the driest July and I have had the hottest summer on record in my city. I don't like to get my feet wet at all! I am glad the little three legged friend could really get around. I like seeing you on the boardwalk ~ Under the boardwalk, down by the sea,
On a blanket with my baby, that's where I'll be.
You got a girlfriend down there?
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Shelle Pennington said...

Wet stuff? We only had a little bit of that stuff... which is very good as we don't like to go outside when it rains. Even if mom uses an under-brella we still won't go outside. Then we whine and whine and whine to go out, only to stand and look at mom like "dude, can't you turn that bathtub off??"

Glad that all is going well in your world! :)

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

scottiechronicles.com said...

What's that pretend dog?? Interesting!