Not so ordinary weather for southern California. It makes for exciting days as a dogwalker though. It's been raining off and on here since before I returned from my vacation. We definitely need the rain. But I like it when it works around my schedule. It's nice when it rains all night and clears up during the day. That's what yesterday was like [with a little drizzle here and there].
The dogpark was one big mudpuddle: a doggie's heaven and a dogwalker's hell. Every dog was in rare form - rolling, splashing, skidding, sliding and crashing into everyone. Very fun -- until we brought out the hose: a dogwalker's heaven and a doggie's hell. I find it interesting that dogs love to get wet when mud is involved. But show them clean water and they act like victims of abuse.
Every season has its ups and downs. During summer I was looking forward to fall and winter so there would be less threat of overheating. Today I'm reminded of how cold, dirty and uncomfortable this time of year can be. Ugh. I thought the Peacemobile was dirty before! I definitely need to invest in a cargo cover. And a professional cleaning - often!
What I love about these seasons is being home in the evening. Candles, long baths, warm fuzzy slippers, hot cocoa - or better yet, hot coffee with cocoa! note to self: remember to buy coffee, cocoa and coffee maker.