Ever have one of those days when the rain comes down and there is nothing to do other than watch it? I had that kind of day today. The weather man said “Rain in the afternoon.” But as life would have it, the weather outside said something different.
I didn’t have anything important to do today. Maybe I could get a little sun so my tan stays nice and pink. As I tried to find something to watch on TV, I quickly became bored with that. I tried teasing the cats, but all they wanted to do was sleep (buttheads).
I stood there at the kitchen window watching bucket size droplets of water splash on the ground. I noticed that the more it rained the more the drainage swale in the back yard filled up with run-off. I was bored out of my mind.
The only sounds I heard was the tick of the clock on the wall. It made a feeble attempt to keep in rhythm with the rain outside.
Tick… Tock… Plink, Plink, Plink. Tick… Tock… Plink, Plink, Plink.
No beer in the house… Tick-Tock, Plink.
No one to talk to… Tick-Tock, Plink
Nothing to do but just sit here… Tick-Tock, Plink, Plink,Plink.
What to do… What to do…..
In fast move, I grabbed ol’ blue and I chucked his furry butt right out the door and into the drainage swale.
Because it’s fun to watch cats get wet. That’s why!
Ol’ Blue landed right in the big puddle of muddy water. He was in there for about .5 of a second before he hauled ass back into the house. Soaking wet and screaming his head off, he tried to run from me. His wet, muddy paws lost all traction on the tile floor. Bailey took one look at Blue and disappeared faster than a plate of fresh baked cookies.
I guess she knew her turn was next. After I wiped the tears from my eyes for laughing so hard, I noticed the rain was coming down hard again. That was when I decided why should I let Blue have all the fun? Besides, he’ll just spend the rest of the day licking himself clean. I flung open the back door again. With a running start I headed straight for the water. I dove across the top of the water, doing my own version of a hydroplane. When I hit the mud it was like having a home made Slip-n-Slide.
It was great-the water was cold and refreshing. I wallowed in the muddy water just slipping and sliding, flinging mud everywhere. What a fun day this turned out to be. I can’t remember the last time it was I just played in the rain. I recommend it to everyone. It is a great way to wash the blues away.
Have you ever had a day like this? Drop me a comment and tell me all about it. I would love to hear from you!
Tune in next time piglets to find out what happens when you drag lots of mud into the house and don’t clean it up.
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- Another Rainy Day (anneappert.blogspot.com)
- Fun family activities for a rainy day (boston.com)
- Tick Tock (mahimakukreja.wordpress.com)