March 29, 2010

Window of Opportunity

I woke this morning to the most amazing sound — torrential rain on the roof. It was so loud everyone in the house woke up and my first thought was, “What a wet day of dog walking this is going to be!”

But what do you know…by the time Gretchen got home from teaching, the sun actually came out and we knew that we had just a few hours to get out there before the rain came again. And came it did. In fact right now, it’s torrential again and that’s after bolts of lightning and earth quaking thunder.

Needless to say, it’s been emotionally exhausting!

Gretchen did go to school by herself today because Ann is home for Spring Break. That’s another window of opportunity in that Gretchen planned her surgery so that Ann could help out with the dog walking (Gretchen didn’t want to rip her stitches out before she was healed up!). So Ann took us out this morning (yes, there’s an “us” because our friend’s dog, Argo is staying with us for the week while she’s vacationing in Italy…lucky her!) while Gretchen did fulfilled her teaching duties.

When she got home, they both left us behind while they walked over to Rosie and Tyson’s house. Ann’s never really met Tyson so Gretchen gave her the leash and the two of them bonded on the walk. Tyson, of course, bonds with anyone who has a tasty treat to hand out!

As you can see, they walked up on the ridge and did their best to pose in front of the tulips that didn’t get drenched in the morning rain. Unfortunately, neither of them would really look at the camera since Ann held the treats! I completely understand!

After Rosie and Tyson went home, Ann and Gretchen swung back home to pick us up and then we all went next door to get the boys — Oshi and Perrito. The thing about little dogs is that they LOVE to play with each other and Argo was thrilled to have two playmates his size! Crazy times!!!

Originally, I was going to stay home with Argo while Gretchen and Ann walked Gemma and Saber, but everyone decided that Argo needed some rest after his dance with Oshi and Perrito and I needed a bit more exercise so yippee for me, I got to play with Saber and Gemma.

And just after we got done with the romp, down came some rain. Not much, but enough that Gretchen kept her camera in her fanny pack!

But the rain didn’t really start until we got home and then came that nasty thunder and lightning. Argo hates it as much as I do, but Gretchen’s done her best to get us to relax while we watch Women’s NCCA basketball — a fun distraction.

The rain is supposed to continue, but hopefully it won’t be as torrential, hopefully it won’t wake us up, and super hopefully, it come with thunder and lightning!

Until tomorrow,

Rubin

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