Thursday, 25 November 2010

a wet dog

I'm sure that if I were to look back one year at my old posts, I would have been writing about the drought. It was so stressful and depressing.

Well, today, Penny and her two humans set off for a thirty-five minute walk on a lovely cool cloudy day. Yes, she can now walk for thirty-five minutes - we build up five extra minutes each week. At first, we enjoyed the puddles and the dampness, as a contrast to the hot days we've recently had.

And then we got caught in a huge downpour. We sheltered under a tree, but got soaked. We took refuge in a toilet block and still got soaked. We all crowded together into a toilet cubicle with the door shut, standing in rising water and dripping wet all over, and the rain still blew in.

Eventually we decided we'd have to grin and bear it, so we set off at the usual slow, slow, post-operative pace, slogging through the rain.

But you know what?

We still love rain!


Molly the Airedale said...

Look at you getting stronger and better, Penny! We are thrilled to see your progress despite the rain!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, thanks for the encouragement. It's slow going - literally - but we're getting there. However, I just noticed that in the photo Penny is standing on three legs, so that's a wake-up call for me not to rush her recovery.