Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wimpy dogs

There's Alanis refusing to go to the back yard and pee. It has been raining steadily since yesterday. She did not want to go out in the dark last night, nor out in the dim morning. Miro wasn't too eager, either, but he followed me to the yard and "emptied the tank," as one writer put it. Alanis simply walked out to the patio, turned around and went back to wait at the door.

They will happily walk around the neighborhood with me in the rain while I get soaking wet. But go out to the wet yard? Alone? In the dark? No way!

It's lighter out now, as light as it will get today, so we'll try again. Meanwhile, the chickens emerged from their house, looked around, railed against nature with high-pitched whines, and retreated.


  1. Heehee. How dogs 'hold it', just because it is raining, I'll never understand.
    Our 2, are definitely sleeping a lot more. Wyatt still swims everyday, rain or shine. I guess if you are already wet...why not?

    Wyatt's mom

  2. Oh, I love water. Jump in every puddle. Am a water Dale. But if it rains.... I may not make my paws wet.
    I turn round immediately again and want in the house.
    Lots of love

  3. You mean your mom won't hold an umbrella over your head to keep you dry while you do your business, Alanis? You need to train her better!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. I know what you mean, I'm sure the neihbors a mile down the road hear me yelling "go pee pee"..... to my one and only house dog.

  5. We wonder what our hoomans would do if we expected them to go out in the rain to tiddle & fings? LOL

    Good idea of M&M's about training moms with umbrella's!

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