The Odd Couple

5 Nov

We have had almost non-stop rain for three days now, and for three days it has been difficult to walk the dogs.  My dogs love walks but hate rain.  They ran to greet the Hub at the front door the other day.  When I opened it, they hurtled out, then hurtled right back in again, like a cartoon character running off a cliff.

It rained and rained and rained and rained and rained yesterday, and was as tedious as this sentence.  By nine o’clock I was in my pyjamas because I knew there was no hope of a walk for them.  At ten, Molly, who doesn’t even like to go in the garden to do her business on dry days, was crossing her legs and hopping on the spot. 

I opened the back door to force her out and noticed it had stopped raining.  Such joy!  It was like the moment in Abergele the Hub told us we could give up camping. 

The Hub’s CFS/ME gives him temperature issues.  That’s how we found ourselves in the middle of the night in a November Stockport street: him in summer shorts and loose sweater; me in trainers and an ankle-length winter coat over my pyjamas, walking two frisky dogs.

The Hub shushed me as I said, ‘I’ve never been out at night in my pyjamas.’  ‘Shush!  Everyone will know you’re a Scouser.’  ‘I hope no-one sees us,’ I said, just as the packed 309 bus passed us, with every passenger on our side of the street doing a double-take.

Of course, the real issue is: how do you see a dog poo in the dark?


6 Responses to “The Odd Couple”

  1. vivinfrance November 5, 2010 at 11:09 #

    You paint a vivid picture!

    Way back when, I used to drive my then husband to the station in coat over pi-jams, cringing below the steering wheel if I saw anyone I knew! So it’s no wonder I often find myself sitting at the computer at lunchtime, still in my nightie. Good job this is a warm house.

    Why can’t dogs use a litter tray like any self-respecting cat?


  2. earlybird November 5, 2010 at 15:20 #

    Good question – how DO you see dog poo in the dark? Only once you get home and wipe your feet on the mat…


  3. earlybird November 5, 2010 at 15:20 #

    PS I agree with Vivinfrance – why can’t dogs use litter trays?


  4. slpmartin November 5, 2010 at 16:29 #

    Of course the other question is…did you see any camera flashes and have you checked the Morning Star? 😉


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