Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet will keep us from our morning walk no matter how unhappy it makes one of us.
When I left for my walk this morning the evidence of earlier rain was there and it was definitely gloomy out but it was not actually raining at the time Jaycee and I started out. But, it was threatening enough that I grabbed my raincoat before I left.
The temperature was well into the 60’s so it was actually very pleasant as we started out. I was feeling pretty good about my decision to burn a few calories in spite of the weather, after all book club is tonight and I know I will be eating more than I do on an average day.
After about a mile the skies opened up and it started to pour. Jaycee may look like a lab but she is actually part water-hating dog. I mean she will not even walk through a puddle because she hates for her feet to be wet. She started pulling and straining in an effort to get home making for a walk that was the opposite of relaxing.
The rain finally let up a bit as we got closer to home and Jaycee relaxed though she did glare at me for the last 100 yards as if to say “this was a stupid idea and it was yours”. Nevertheless we made it home, a little damp but I was happy that at least I got a short walk in.
It must not have been too traumatic for Jaycee since she is now snoring on her couch which is a really nice way to spend a rainy day. Maybe I should take a lesson from my dog and learn to relax and enjoy what the day brings.