Any day that I can say that Sophie behaved the best is unusual. We woke up to torrential rain this morning. Sophie is always the first to go outside with me. She did not seem to mind the horrible rain. As long as I don’t use an umbrella, she is fine. She quickly did her business and we came back into the house to get Sidney and Shelby. They don’t appreciate an umbrella or the rain. I am getting drenched, but they are standing like lumps and not moving. The conversation is”Just pee and we will go back into the house.” Shelby stands and shakes , but Sidney finally goes.
At the first moment that the rain subsides, I take them out again. There is success for all and I feel that we are good until after lunch for a walk. The day does not get any better. I remember that I had bought raincoats for the dogs several years ago and I find them. I made three trips out at dinner time. I put the coats on the two older ones and we go out, one at a time. I knew that the coat would not fit Sophie and I did not even try to put it on her. Shelby was trembling violently. I had to take the coat off of her. She would not have walked with it on. Sidney walked as if he were 20 years old. It was so sad. Sophie walked out into the rain and did her business quickly. What a trooper. She is afraid of almost everything, but not the horrible rain. One more walk for the night. I’m not looking forward to it.