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.