Rainy/Snowy Day – Still A Wonderful Day


There are a few things I truly dislike, and one of those happens to be rainy/snowy days like the one we had today in Maryland.  I always tell my girlfriend, “I hate this kind of weather,” but to my surprise this was one of the few times I did not feel like that.


I looked at Alex, who seemed to be enjoying her bed rest, and I was grateful for having her in my life and for all the laughter and joy she brings to my pack.


I, then, took a look at Walter, my current walking partner and saw how content he was just hanging out in the kitchen with us.  I think he believes he was helping with dinner and to be honest, who am I to tell him otherwise, right?


Cynthia, as always, was busy cooking something very delicious: chicken breast.  Ok., now I am really grateful.  Why?  She always cooks delicious meals.  I hate to cook.

rainy4This is our deck.  In the morning it was snowing, but after a few hours the little bit of snow we had was melted by the rain.


Walter decided that patrolling the kitchen for “intruders” would be better than just watching Cynthia cook.

Walter, our sous chef and guard dog
Walter, our sous chef and guard dog

After patrolling the kitchen, Walter got a little tired and decided to take a break in the dining room.  Walter is a great sous chef, walking partner and guard dog.  He barks at anything and anybody he believes to be a threat.  Australian Shepherds are working dogs with a strong herding and guarding instincts.  Walter fits that profile, but he is also amazingly sweet and loves hugs.  With all these amazing beings around me, how can I not be happy and grateful for having them in my life?  Yes, even a rainy/snowy day can be a wonderful day.  It all depends on how you look at it.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. araneus1 says:

    We have had the opposite problem here, it’s been really hot…… a record number of days in fact. I’ve hd three dogs to keep cool and our walks were at midnight as it was too hot the rest of the time. The last few days have been a lot cooler and we seem to be heading for autumn. It is such a relief to be able to get out and walk during the day. I love reading your stuff. You are lucky to has an ‘Aussie’ in your life, they are excellent dogs. Be well. Terry

    1. Marcela says:

      Wow! Midnight. Once it gets hot here in Maryland, I have to wake up by 6am so I can be out the door walking no later than 6:30am. 7am when I am too lazy to get up. Our second walk is after 8pm because the ground is way too hot and it can damage their pads. Yes, Aussies are excellent dogs. I’ve fell in love with Walter:) Take care.

  2. You could not drag mine out of the house on a rainy day, she looks at me like I’m nuts.

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. I think your canine companion has the right idea.

  3. Will and Eko says:

    Hope the rain goes away soon. Do your pups blame you for the bad weather? Eko always thinks I somehow control the rain.

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