No, the weather at the dog park this morning didn’t look anything like this. When I woke up this morning (at 7AM no less, these two seem to be determined to turn me into a morning person whether I like it or not) there was some light to moderate sprinkling outside. As we went through the morning routine (still having some issues with getting them to go to the bathroom outside) there appeared to be an opening in the rain showers to take the morning trip to the dog park, so we headed out. Once we got there, it had started raining again, but not too much, so we continued as usual hoping that it would let up again. Unfortunately, it never did, and in fact about halfway through our usual loop through the park the rain turned into a torrential downpour, The dogs didn’t seem to care too much though (which seems odd, since they don’t seem to care much for the water at the edge of the dog park,) and just proceeded along on their walk as usual. My jacket, which normally does a pretty good job of keeping me dry in the rain, was thoroughly overwhelmed by the deluge, and by the time we made it back to the car, the jacket was completely soaked through, as was just about everything else I was wearing. If there was one thing I was thankful for, it is the fact that I picked a very good day to accidentally leave my cell phone at home.
Fortunately, the temperature was warm enough that this wasn’t too big an issue, and I made sure to dry Imola and Minardi off some before they went into the crate this morning. If I was thinking far enough in advance, I could have just brought along some dog shampoo and took care of two things at once (although someone might get mad about that if I tried it…)