Monday, October 19, 2015

Pitter Patter

Contrary to what you may think, we are still experiencing warm weather in NorCal. It is supposed to be in the mid seventies today which is the coolest it has been in a while - and by Friday we will be back in the eighties. I still HOPE to wear my little coat and awesome sweaters, though. Maybe for Thanksgiving.

All of that aside, something happened this morning which caught me totally off-guard. At first I was not sure what I was hearing. It sounded like a clock - the old fashioned kind that you wind up. The only think is, we don't have a single one of those kind of clocks around. None. But there it was, an undeniable "Tick, tick, tick." As I was still half asleep, I was very puzzled. 

Then a car went by and it didn't sound like it normally does - you know like tires on asphalt. This time it made a WHOOSH!!!! sound. Then I heard it. "Pitter. . . patter. . .pitter. . . patter. . ." NO! Could it be???? I ran to the door as if I desperately needed to do my bidness and Mommy, angel that she is, promptly let me out.

There was no mistaking that sound NOW! And the smell. . . . .! Sweet ozone - it was raining! All of the plants in the yard stood at attention happily letting the cool water drip down their leaves. I have not seen our yard look that happy in a long long time.

Rain!!! RAIN! RAIN!!

It didn't last long. By 10 am it was all but a memory. What a sweet memory it is, though. 

Check back at this blog post in, say, March once El Nino has hit. I am sure I will be singing a very different tune.


stellaroselong said...

I am so glad it rained for you today, I wish I could make it rain more. stella rose

Anonymous said...

Hooray for rain! Work some Noodles-magic and send it this way. We are still too dry for October. Keep those toes dry!

Daisy and Scooter Pugman

Casey said...

OMD, rain!! How exciting!!

Frank The Tank said...

I hope that you enjoyed that rain Noodles, it sounds like everything was happy, even the plants, were you doing crazy zoomies in the rain? Love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX PeeS, It is getting cold here in Wales, UK and My Mum has got out my Puggy Pumpkin hat (that you so very sweetly sent to me) out of the cupboard for me to wear out on our walks, we have got a load of nice comments about it, people ask where I got it from and I say it's one of a kind from my friend Noodles!!!! Love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX

Julie said...

Oh Noodles, any ….and I mean ANY time you wants rain I haf loads here I can send you!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

RAIN.... it is such a tricky thingy... there seems to always be TOO LITTLE or TOO MUCH... RIGHT???

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are so tired of this weather we are going to scream
Lily & Edward

Pug Slope said...

Glad you got a little rain to cool you off. Some of my pup friends in Los Angeles have also been having very high fall temps so far. Could you send some of that heat to Chicago? It's starting to get cold here!