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Woke up upon a Morning Dreary

With apologies to the late, great Edgar Alan, I woke up before dawn this morning to a cold dreary rain. While there were no large birds with black feathers quoting cryptically to me, there was a salt & pepper schnauzer making I want to go out noises in his crate right next to the bed. Ace's urging and the fact that I had to get up and go to work today anyway, convinced me to throw back the covers and get the day started. My missus, of course, being the early-bird, farmer's daughter that she is, was already up and on her way downstairs to let out. can be let out loose in the yard in the morning. , him I still take out on a flexi-lead. I think I've explained the whole wet yard/fence thing in an earlier post.

I didn't really know it was a wet and dreary morning until I got downstairs and saw my missus setting up the treadmill for use. I paused and gave her an inquisitive look. "It's raining," she said. "And cold." My reply was a simple nod. I was still only partially awake.

Walking out into the sun room - what an inappropriate name for a room when it's dark, raining, and cold at five-thirty in the morning - I heard the thrum of rain on the sun room roof and in the light from the back yard flood lights saw the rain. I heaved a sigh and went back inside to fetch my raincoat. waited impatiently in the sun room for me, making hurry up, Daddy, I gotta go noises.

Once I was properly attired to face the outdoors, I put Ace's collar on and out into the elements we went. It wasn't raining quite as hard as I thought and didn't seem fazed in the least, but went about his business with his usual efficiency, which is to say he had to sniff every fence post, tree, tall blade of grass, and large leaf within the radius of his lead. One of these days I may calculate just how much area that gives him to roam.

Morning necessaries done, and both wasted no time in heading back to the house for breakfast. I fed them and then got myself ready for work.

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Magnolia wrote on January 30, 2015, 6:57 PM

you are a goo pet owner. I am lazy. We have a big yard but my dog is too little and she can get through the fences. I put a long lead on the porch post. I can slip it on her and she can go out about 12 feet from the house in a semi-circle. She has a tree, grass and several bushes. I let her out and come inside to put on the coffee and turn on her own heating pad which I keep on a pillow next to my chair. When she barks, I open the door, take off the lead and her spot is nice and warm waiting for her.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 30, 2015, 8:26 PM

That is why I fenced the front yard. I follow them out just long enough to pull the gate, then after a few minutes go push it open and jump right back in the house.

cheri wrote on January 30, 2015, 9:57 PM

Sometimes the pouring of the rain bring discomfort to us but then at times it gives as a warm and cold feeling.

valmnz wrote on January 30, 2015, 10:43 PM

The joys of being a pet owner emoticon :smile: when we had a dog, an adorable labrador, we just shoved her out into the well fenced yard, she did her thing, then hurried back on in.

snerfu wrote on January 31, 2015, 1:33 AM

Maybe that is why I prefer cats, you do not have to walk them. Good to read about your 'wet' morning, makes me kind of grateful for all the sunshine here in India.

SoundNFury wrote on January 31, 2015, 2:47 AM

Sometimes those grey, rainy mornings make it particularly difficult to wake up and get going. Glad things are going well with Ace.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 31, 2015, 12:44 PM

That's true. I love those mornings when I don't have to work and it's gray and rainy and I can just roll over and go back to sleep.

BodieMor wrote on January 31, 2015, 9:32 PM

He sounds like a happy family pack member. And you are welcome to send any of that cold, dreary rain that you can spare our way. We still need much more than we have gotten so far, cold, warm or in-between... emoticon :sad: