“I wonder what ants do on rainy days.”

Last night I fell asleep to the sound of pouring rain. I don’t know when the rain stopped, but everything is still wet, and the morning is damp and cloudy and only 60˚.

When I was a kid, I really hated walking to school in the rain. That meant I’d have wet shoes and socks and wet hair for most of the morning. In the winter it was even worse as my winter coat got heavy with rain. The cloak room floor outside my classroom would stay wet as the coats dripped dry. When we got home from school, we had to hang our coats in the cellar.

My elementary and my high school did not have libraries. The high school was only a couple of years old so maybe that was the reason. My elementary school was opened in 1910. When I went there, all the classrooms were filled with sometimes as many as 45-50 students. There was little room for us let alone a library. The cellar had some room, but that was where the bathrooms were. I’m guessing flushing and book hunting would have been a bad combination.

Henry has to go to the vets tomorrow. He needs follow-up on his Lyme disease, Bordetella and Canine Influenza vaccines and nail trimming. I haven’t told him yet. He hates the car so the capture has to be last minute. That means I’m dressed and ready and the car door is open. Usually he tries to escape upstairs which is perfect as that is the easiest place to get him. I’m going to try to put his halter on. He chewed two so I haven’t put the newest one on him though it is guaranteed. Henry looks beaten when I put him in the car, but I think he is just looking for sympathy.

This is a slow week for me. I don’t even know where my dance card is. It is pitiful that a trip to the vets is the highlight for the week. I also need air in one tire. Whoopie!

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10 Comments on ““I wonder what ants do on rainy days.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    The rain is pouring down here so I guess I’ll fall asleep to the sound of rain today. Not my favorite weather but it means warmer weather is coming up from south and I do like that 🙂

    I have no idea what the vaccine my dogs get contain 🙂 I know it is for several things though.Well I know that one thing is against a hepatitis virus that can kill a dog within a couple of days, read about it this summer but must admit that I didn’t even know something like that existed in dog.

    All my dogs happily jump in to the car but they just as happily jump out again because only Sune really likes going in the car, both Nova and Albin believes weä’re going to the vet.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      It stayed ugly all day today and got dark really early but no rain. I figure that’s okay as we had plenty last night. It stayed n the 60’s today, not cold, just cooler than it had been.

      My vet sends cards to remind me when my dog needs vaccine. I get Lyme shots as a friend lost her dog to Lyme disease so I want to safeguard mine. I haven’t heard of hepatitis in dogs. I wonder if Henry Neds a shot.

      All my boxers loved the car. Tis is the first dg I’ve had who doesn’t. Coming back from New Hampshire he panted nervously, and on the way home got in the front seat and tried to get on my lap. I’m going to have to find something to calm him down.

      Enjoy your day!

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Dogs must have a sixth sense that warns them in advance when they are headed to the vet. Maybe we give them a slight body language clue that a doctor visit is coming.

    We haven’t had any meaningful rain in months and are probably in an official drought now. This morning the temperature was in the mid 50s which caught me by surprise as I walked out the door in my shirt sleeves to the car. Right now its a beautiful 79 degrees. Warmer weather is still possible in October, but I will take as many days like today as we can get. It’s great weather for the State Fair of Texas which I haven’t attended in years and don’t plan to attend this year either. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      You’re right. I think I’m following my usual routine but then Henry slinks up the stairs to hide. He does sense something. I must have a tell.

      Today is much chillier than yesterday, and the dampness makes it feel colder than the actual temperature. The sun didn’t even make a brief appearance. It did get a bit lighter, but that lasted only a short time.

      We had a wet August and more in September, but I don’t think it has rained much these early October days. A few years back some parts of this state had a drought watch but never the cape. We have been lucky.

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