View Poll Results: How does your dog feel about rain?

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  • Is oblivious - acts the same rain or no

    5 38.46%
  • Loves it, enjoys puddles, mud

    1 7.69%
  • Hates it - will refuse to leave the porch/house to potty until desperate

    5 38.46%
  • Inconsistent - sometimes reacts, sometimes not

    1 7.69%
  • Loves water in any form

    1 7.69%
  • Other - explain ...

    3 23.08%
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Thread: Rain and your dog

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  1. #1
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    Rain and your dog

    Another rainy, downpour kinda day here in the Boston area - a bout of April weather in January, and it got me thinking -
    How does your dog feel about rain? I'll make this a poll, but remembering past dogs, some where oblivious, some adored it (as in rain = mud = way fun) and some absolutely thought it was evil and could dissolve delicate little Great Dane princesses ....
    I've Been Frosted

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    I allowed multiple choice, for those of you with multiple dogs ...

    I'd count Sheba, the Shepherd/Doberman first dog in my life, as indifferent - she had her jobs to do, rounds to make, children to supervise, the weather didn't matter!

    Gracie the Great Dame mix, of course, is the one I referred to in the initial post - she would get to the point where she had to piddle so badly she was dancing in place on the covered part of the porch before she could not hold it any longer, would make a mad dash out and across the driveway, and piddle on the first bit of grass her paws touched and dash back to "safety" ... silly girl was 1/4 Lab but obviously those genes didn't reach the brain when it came to water!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Ha ha, what a difference in these two dogs.

    Are you gonna make one for cats, too?
    Randi



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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    Ha ha, what a difference in these two dogs.

    Are you gonna make one for cats, too?
    Do you think I should? You can! I don't have any personal cats versus rain experience!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Towser is pretty indifferent to the rain, thankfully. I remember trying to get RB Ethan to go potty when it was raining was next to impossible. It usually ended up with me getting soaked from holding an umbrella over that poor dog as he wandered about.
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    Jasper doesn't like the rain, but will go out in it. He knows to come sit on the porch and wait for me to dry the paws, too. Only stops and sits after a trip in the rain, normally he runs right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    and some absolutely thought it was evil and could dissolve delicate little Great Dane princesses ....
    Lol

    Lolli doesn't really react...if anything she gets sillier. She loves to be wet and thinks she needs to share the wetness with every human who comes her way! Most humans do not appreciate it!
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    I take my guys hunting frequently. They jump into the Bayou after a snake or frog, and on Xhot days, drop down in any convenient puddle to cool off. BUT, you let just one drop of rain hit any of them, and they rush to cover as quick as they can, and stay there till it's over.
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