After the Rains

Normally, winter is our rainy season, but until this past week, we've had a long dry spell. Then, since Thursday, we got smacked with about 6" of rain. At the park this morning, gophers who's homes must have been flooded were sluggishly coming out of their holes. Since the gophers weren't as spry as usual, two dogs (from the same panicked owner) caught the water-logged gophers and tried to eat them. We were able to keep the dogs from their rodent feast, although the rescue came too late for the gophers. (I tried to help catch the dogs during all the hub-bub; hence, no photos. The sacrifices I make for friendship.)

cabana standing in middle of green grass field, big fluffy grey and white clouds fill the entire skyThankfully, Cabana hasn't shown much interest in gophers, either for chasing or for eating. I honestly think Cabana would be a bit scared if she ever came upon a live gopher. Here, during a quiet lull after the excitement of the gophers, she waits against a cloudy sky for more dog pals to arrive.

tan colored pit bull and lab mix, chloe, running toward camera with her owner walking a few feet behind, chloe is stout and rugged, built like a little linebackerAnd heeeeere's Chloe! Chloe is a 7-month-old lab/pit mix, and she's growing up to be one of the sweetest dogs ever. Everyone at the park adores this dog, especially me! She's just so appropriate in her behavior, it's really fun to watch her interact.

cabana running alongside chloe, with her mouth chomping on chloe's ear, chloe has the eye closer to her bitten ear closed, like she's feeling that biteCabana welcomes her with a chase and a bite on the ear. Ouch??

cabana standing at far end of a 30-40 foot puddle that runs along the chainlink fence dividing the park and the golf courseThe rain has left behind huge puddles, or you might even call it a mini lake.

cabana is running through the puddle with a wake behind her, reflection showing in the puddleCabana thinks it's her own personal swimming hole and loves to splash through the entire length of it.

cabana running back through puddle in other direction, chloe runs alongside but not in the water, she keeps to the dryer grassEven though Chloe is part Lab, she doesn't seem as taken with getting in the water.

chloe prancing around with a 6 foot tree branch in her mouthBut you can see her labbiness in her love of carrying big sticks. And so proud of it!

JackDaddy  – (January 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM)  

I bet the car smelled really good on the way home! :)

Min  – (January 25, 2012 at 5:10 AM)  

I love how Cabana runs through water. Bella won't even go out in the rain to go to the bathroom!

kecks  – (January 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM)  

Oh, such a sweet dog - I love Cloe :)!

Susan Campisi  – (January 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM)  

I love the sky in that first photo. Beautiful.

Chloe is adorable. She looks a bit like Tommy, although I think there's more pittie in him. She's a great ambassador for pittie mixes!

And Cabana looks as handsome as ever.

garthriley  – (February 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM)  

What a wonderful puddle! I would run through it too! That looks like so much fun!

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