When the rainy season starts, Mr. N wants to hibernate until it is over.
He believes it is cruel and unusual punishment to make dogs with no undercoat walk while the sky drips down. It takes some coaxing to convince him that he will not melt during bathroom breaks when it is raining. After a week or two, he grudgingly becomes accustomed.
It takes twice as long to get out of the house on rainy days due to everyone getting outfitted. Real Oregonians do not use umbrellas. So everyone has tons of rain gear. Case in point: Mr. N owns four rain coats. I still haven’t found the perfect coat though. Suggestions?
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Rain or shine, we are out walking. During the summer, we run into a lot of “fair weather” dog walkers. I often wonder what they do during the other nine months of the year. Do their dogs not get walked? If I didn’t walk Mr. N when it rains, he would be as round as a Thanksgiving turkey.
On that note, he is skinny again. He ate too fast or something and wasn’t feeling well so after a day of being on bland food, lost close to half a pound. He is at a perfect weight now but if he loses any more, I’m worried he won’t have any reserves to fall back on if he gets sick.