Mar 06 2011
I have never seen anything so pathetic in all my life. It’s been raining all weekend, for the most part, and as we all know, Otis HATES the rain. Yesterday he refused to go out and do his after dinner business (he only went long enough to empty his bladder then he ran back in!) So, this morning I knew he HAD to go out to do more than just pee. I remembered I had a rain coat for him (ordered from Pug Snuggly!) and he tends to actually walk longer in the rain if he’s wearing it. He let me put it on him, tail a wagging as I gave him a treat, but when I opened the door and he saw the rain he looked up at me and said “You tricked me!” …YUP! Out we went. He just stood there on the lawn, head down, tail hanging limp. I wish I had at least my phone on me to have snapped a pic.. even I felt sorry for him and wanted to go back in and let him wait it out, but I knew he must be ready to explode from holding his “poop” for 24 hours now.
Luckily I had some dog kibble in my pocket, which is what I use for treats. He really doesn’t care either way, as long as he’s given something for his suffering. I managed to get him walking up the side walk at least. I let him kind of take the lead, but the lead was at a snails pace so, I had to pick up the pace a little or his bowels would never start churning. I tempted him with a piece of kibble and he obliged and followed me faster, well, he followed the hand holding the kibble. We managed to make it to the back of the building, which took about 15 min when it usually takes 5. We made it to the grassy area where all the dogs in the neighborhood go and even though it’s disgusting that a lot of people do not clean up after their dog, this morning I was thankful….not only was Otis not enjoying his walk in the rain, I was starting to not like it either due to the fact we were walking so damn slow that even with my umbrella, I was getting soaked, too. I took him right over to where another dog went (and the owner left it) and one whiff was all it took…. YEAH!!!! It must have felt like such a relief to get that out. Otis looked so happy now.. of course it was bigger than him LOL, probably due to missing his outing last night, and I think he was proud of his accomplishment. He turned and RAN down the street, jumping over puddles, literally dragging me behind him. “Are you in a hurry to go in, Otis?”
We made it back in the house in record time. Otis shook himself off and ran around all happy to be in. I think Otis and I both are really hoping the rain stops before our next outing otherwise, Otis won’t be budging from his comfy spot on the bed! Luckily for him I don’t care for rainy days either and plan on being just as lazy….well, after I fold the 2 loads of laundry he is currently laying in and get some dishes done…..then we’ll both be snuggling together happily with a good movie on or a good book.
Until next time…..
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