A series of storms over the next several days should deliver 7 to 10 inches of rain to the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Great for combating the last several years of drought but not so great for one “little” 70 pound puppy named Kloe.
If Kali and Kloe were human children Kali would be the child who was content to stay indoors and read on her bed all day. Kloe would be the hyper-active kid who had to be outside riding bikes, playing sports, or climbing trees. The extra wet weather has made outdoors off limits except for taking care of “business” a few times a day. This has been just fine for Kali. For Kloe, not so much.
First thing in the morning after breakfast Kloe looks at the door and then looks back at me as if to say, “Go ahead. Open it – I don’t mind the rain. In fact I love the rain because it makes the dirt turn into mud and you know how much I love the mud!” She eventually gives up and just lies in front of the windows facing the back yard and sulks. Today, to add insult to injury, I spent much of the morning shoring up drains and doing various chores outside in the rain. I see Kloe through window looking me and I’m sure she is thinking, “What’s up with that? Dad gets to play in the rain and mud and I don’t? Not fair!”
This afternoon Holly and I drove into town to run a few errands and spent about 50 dollars on new dog toys. Yes they are spoiled but this is another form of “rainy day recess” to keep Kloe occupied and so that she can chew off a little energy. Kali is content to
read sleep but Kloe does a pretty good job of getting Kali to engage in tug-o-war and wrestling when new toys are brought out. This is good for Kali otherwise she’d read the entire collection of Harry Potter in a day or two before coming up for air.
As the afternoon turns to evening Kali sleeps out of
harms Kloe’s way and Kloe for the moment is content being inside. But this rain delay may be more than Kloe can tolerate and at some point I suspect we will let her out to belly flop in the rain and mud.
Thank goodness we have an outdoor tub.
The Outdoor Tub (earlier this year)