Monday, September 8, 2014

Rain

Well, that was nice. For some of us.

A certain person named Wilma charged bravely out the back door to secure the perimeter against rain-crazed squirrels. Then she came in and crashed from the stress, curling up in her bed and moaning with disgust. Either that or she was snoring.

It's a good day to curl up, preferably with a book, but for some people that's not an option.

25 comments:

Dina said...

You mean Wilma is ... is illiterate? Poor girl!

Beautiful patterns in your rain puddle.

William Kendall said...

Wilma did her express duty against those devious rascals, and deserves a good nap. And a treat.

Book Dragon said...

It didn't rain for long here but then I was reading so it might have {blush}

Good job Wilma! Do you think she could teach our cats? We've got two squirrels now but at least the fire ants are gone!

Petrea Burchard said...

Dina, that was an out-loud laugh. We are working with her and she's beginning to understand our language, but I don't know if she'll ever read it.
"If a lion could speak, we could not understand him." - Wittgenstein

She did, William, and we pamper her (note the new stadium blanket).

I'd like Wilma to give up on the squirrels, BD, but she's determined.

altadenahiker said...

Love this brindle girl. And her blankie.

Petrea Burchard said...

She's a good girl. Or a "goo geu," as I've been calling her.

altadenahiker said...

Ganske liten en.

Petrea Burchard said...

Put that in your Google translator. Is that what you say to Albert?

Ms M said...

Yay for rain! I know you need it.
Wilma's a very good girl, bravely racing out in the rain to protect the yard. She knows you just can't trust a squirrel.:-)

Petrea Burchard said...

The rain only lasted a few minutes, Ms M, but it was such a pleasure to smell it on the soil and feel its cool tip-tap on my skin.

Bellis said...

Lucky Wilma! She looks very content with that blankie over her. Your top photo is superb! I learned a new word today from another FB friend. Petrichor, the scent of rain on dry earth.

Maya said...

YAY for rain and Wilma!

Petrea Burchard said...

That's lovely, Bellis. A new word is a gift. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrichor

Yay for both, Maya!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wilma looks adorable curling up in her bed!

Beautiful rain picture, Petrea.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Sonia. Nature made the rain picture, bless her!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I suspect boxers are snorers

Petrea Burchard said...

You're so right, PA.

Petrea Burchard said...

Wilma's snores are darling, of course.

Petrea Burchard said...

Boz's snores were softer and very sweet.

Katie said...

I'm jealous about your rain, even if it didn't last but a few minutes. Great photo! And that Wilma is looking awfully cute all snuggled up on her fuzzy bed.

Petrea Burchard said...

Still wishing for more rain, Katie, but it sure was nice while it lasted.

José Mendonça said...

Lovely composition, Petrea! I guess the rain was kind of a releif for you out there. We're having rain here today... and it's just Sep. 10th... Please!

Petrea Burchard said...

I hope you don't have the same kind of storms you had last year in Portugal. We wouldn't mind at least a good downpour.

José Mendonça said...

I hope so too! This morning it rained cats and dogs and there were floods, traffic was a mess - chaos! Things seem to be so out of balance. Now it's sunshine and hot as summer usually is.

Petrea Burchard said...

Things are out of balance. I'm comforted that they have been so before. Still, I think there's much we can do to make it better.