Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rainy days and Mondays….er, I mean Saturdays

I don’t mind an occasional rainy Saturday morning.  I don’t even mind running in the rain on a Saturday morning.  I do draw the line at running while there’s lightning.  Change in plans! 

The rain is bouncy and the temperature outside is 55 degrees, but the thunder and lightning have finally ceased.  And since I’ve had enough repeated news coverage of the capture of Whitey Bulger, it’s time for Bella and I to go outside to play!  I called an official “rain delay” for my run, and because it’s my first run since feeling half-dead all week, I’m more liberal with my delay.  Besides, in the spirit of staying in the moment, Bella could really use some play time. 

I pulled out my rain boots, gortex jacket, umbrella, and the beloved Kong.  Bella lives for her Kong.  Most people stuff the Kong with peanut butter for a wonderful canine treat, however Bella uses it as the ultimate retrieving toy.  I swear she prays to the Kong Gods that her Kong will be eternally thrown to her – day and night.  She gets the “day” prayer answered.  Daily.  Actually, hourly.  She’s a lab afterall.

After a solid 40 minutes of drenching retrieving, I rinsed her off in her now rain-filled pool.  She was a muddy mess.  Instant tubby!  We quickly checked our recently constructed vegetable garden, and whoa, it’s almost flooded.  Fortunately, Scott plants in a “mound” fashion, which saved our precious tomato plants from also getting a tubby this morning.
Tomato plant islands

I heard there are 20 states under flood watch or warning right now, so what we’re getting today is really nothing compared to the poor people in those states.  But we’re close to the end of the storm as I wrap this post up, so I guess it’s time to get my butt in gear.  The sun's peeking out, magnifying all the muddy paw prints from this morning's ultimate Kong session.  Wood floor tubby next on the list.

But man, I love my dog :)


  1. Hi there! I ran across your blog after reading comments on SUAR's blog, so I thought I'd drop by.

    I was drawn in to yours because I have Labs, too! I loved your latest post. ;-)

    You just got yourself a new follower!

  2. Hey there! That's great...nothing like our awesome Labs to connect us. And for this new blogger, a new follower makes me day! Thanks!