Posted on January 9, 2018
The German Shepherd and the Incoming Rain
Once again, I was trying to time my run to hit the worst of the rain today. But the forecast kept changing. I finally decided on a late daylight run.
It still wasn’t raining when I started, but I could see a wall of rain moving in to the north. I hoped it would move toward our direction. So the C dog and I headed out for a minimum of five miles. A light drizzle started as we climbed the ridge. There was a bit fo wind kicking up too.
About 3.5 miles in, the rain started coming down a little more. I think you could actually call it rain at that point. C dog has never been in heavy rain, so I was interested how he would react. But he really didn’t. He continued on like nothing was different. And his fur really didn’t take on water like our first dog, Heather. She would get saturated and would be shaking constantly. But C dog was like a duck.
It was so enjoyable running in the rain, that I extended the run another mile. I’m not sure C dog appreciated it, but it wasn’t his decision. And he always needs the exercise. We finished the run very wet. When C dog jumped in the back of the car, he didn’t even shake like every other dog I have ever seen in my life. He simply laid down on his bed and crossed is front paw in a dignified way. It was great.
I didn’t get the downpour I was hoping for, but it was really enjoyable. I hope to have more rain runs like this in the upcoming months.