|Hugh Sutherland posted this
This one's for Sir Doug.
TELLING THE WEATHER
To tell the weather, go to your back door and look for the dog.
If the dog is at the door and he is wet, it's probably raining. But if
the dog is standing there really soaking wet, it is probably raining
If the dog's fur looks like it's been rubbed the wrong way, it's
If the dog has snow on his back, it's probably snowing.
Of course, to be able to tell the weather like this, you have to leave
the dog outside all the time, especially if you expect bad weather.
J. Douglas Ross replied
Sir Hugh :)
We've never tried the two-pet household. Willowmount Black Luke,
"The Baron", was too old to adjust to another animal. The CAT
owns every space inside the house now.
However, CAT is choosy about going out. She waits for the snow to exceed
30 cm in depth, because that is when she asks to go out. I make a path
for her to travel in the back yard. What a memory! At other times she
goes out on a leash and other animals wisely avoid her.
CAT sleeps with her chin in the air if it is going to rain or snow [i.e.
if a system of low pressure is approaching]. There's no need for a
Cheers, Doug ;~}
Isla Browhill came in
I can always tell when a storm is coming. My dog will be found hiding
under the table, in a cupboard or sitting behind my back on the sofa
shaking like a leaf.
She can hear thunder well before a storm is due, and that's when I start
shutting windows, etc.