Go4aWalk? day #142 . . .
day #142 complete . . . DAY 2 . . . Calgary forecast: RAINFALL WARNING IN EFFECT. again. rain at times heavy. again. total rainfall amounts 80 to 100 millimetres. beginning to think they just keep posting the same forecast. 😉
with a second day of heavy rains the storm sewers at various locations around Calgary are starting to overflow. our neighbourhood has a number of natural wetlands and some storm drainage areas. all of these are straining under the two continuous days of rainfall.
we keep our raincoats, pants, socks and rubber boots in the garage to dry out in between walks, pee breaks and “Go4aSmell?” events. Jake’s leather leash is a little longer than 6 feet now, necessitating some of James’ fancy rope-work or the improvised harness Sheena (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA)) showed us.
the walks are still interesting for Jake, though he likes to keep in border-collie-low-herding-perpetual-motion. so when he does stop to smell something it’s a bit startling. he stopped at this puddle and smelled it intently getting so low his belly almost touched the surface. so I got down with him and looked at it from his point of view. this is what I saw . . .
. . . I could smell the freshness
of a cool spring