Thursday 8 September 2011

Bertie and the rain

Young puppies need to be taken outside at regular intervals to relieve themselves. Small bodies can’t store very much and when they have to be emptied they must be accommodated promptly.  

A few days ago, in the middle of the night, though that’s a contradiction, I took Bertie out in pouring rain, under an umbrella, and he was quick to discharge his load and hop back indoors out of the wet.

We’ve had a lot of rain recently but on Tuesday it was coming down like stair-rods. I’ve always thought that a strange expression since stair-rods are placed horizontally and rain falls vertically – usually! Anyway, it was raining extremely heavily and despite a large umbrella covering us, Bertie didn’t want to stray away from its shelter or my feet. 
He was not a happy boy! 
It was, after all, not his choice to go out at that time. We thought he *should* go out!
Humans don’t always know what’s best for puppies!
It is funny how dogs that are bred for the great outdoors dislike going out in the rain when they’re at home, yet when they’re out they can’t keep away from water. Frodo, our Dalmatian, makes a beeline for ponds when we’re walking, being beaten to them only narrowly by our Labradors. 


  1. Bertie looks so adorable, how could you make him go out before he told you he wanted to. :))

    Funny about dogs. They are almost as strange as humans, I think. ;)

  2. That is one heck of a handsome pup - what a gorgeous cutie. Fab photos. Now stay dry Bertie!

  3. What a cutie! He's so adorable. My daughter's miniature Dachshunds are like Bertie -- they eschew the rain at all costs. And my black Lab (mix) won't even stick her nose out the door if she detects rain. LOL She'll run and hide under my husband's desk in avoidance!

  4. Awww, poor lil' Bertie, i's all so new to him yet (isn't he gorgeous?)!

  5. Bertie is a sweetheart. My two dogs do not like rain either. Furthermore they do not like to set their little feet on GRASS that is wet either from morning dew or rain! (Well, I don't blame them, I guess. Neither do I.)oup

  6. Aw poor Bertie, he doesn't like the feel of that water on his feet. Maybe he would like another go at the litter box on the rainy days.

  7. Bertie is a delightful pup! Lots of training days ahead, I can tell!

  8. He's so cute! I've enjoyed reading back and seeing all those great shots of him with your other dogs. He's a lucky chap to be living with you ;-)


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