At least, not once I saw the weather outside.
|Out there? In this? Really?|
You can't really see it on this picture, but trust me, it was raining cats and dogs. (Silly phrase that. If it HAD literally been raining CATS and dogs I would have been out there in a flash.)
But as it was - I couldn't be encouraged outside.
I padded back to my bed in the kitchen and said "I'll cross my legs for a bit longer, thanks all the same".
So, the M O T H went off to work and the Lady and the Boy appeared and there was another attempt to offer me the opportunity to trot out into the back garden to relieve myself.
"Non, merci" I would have said, if I could speak French (I have picked up a few words - a soupcon, if you will - from the Boy's homework.)
But, it couldn't be put off forever. After breakfast, and when the B O T H had gone to school, my big red raincoat came over my head, clipped under my tummy, and out we trudged. It was miserable with the wind and the rain. The L O T H found a route where the wind was at least behind us so it didn't keep blowing her hood off her head.
|No, I'm not auditoning for the nativity play.|
I kept shaking myself - like I always do when I have my raincoat on. I stop in my tracks and shake my heads and ears first and then the shake travels all down my body like a Mexican wave that finishes with my tail doing a big circular spin.
The L O T H said: "The sooner you do what you've got to do, Winnie, we can go home where it's dry and warm".
So I did. And we did.
Then it just remained for the L O T H to get out my towel and dry my heads and ears.
As you can see - I did my best Drama Queen face.
I miss the summer.