Frankie Declares A Rain Refusal

Frankie Suave is a very easy going dog about most things, but sincerely believes water should not fall from the sky, so he played his rain refusal card.

Let's get this door open, Hu-Dad.

Let’s get this door open, Hu-Dad.

The humans went into town for pizza and beer, so everyone was eager to go outside as soon as the humans returned. Frankie was leading the charge out the door.

Wait. It's raining. No one said it was raining.

Wait. It’s raining. No one said it was raining.

The second he stepped on the deck, Frankie knew that things were not right. He went to his observation point and stared at the water falling on our field. The Hu-Dad might be pleased with rain, but Frankie was not.

Let me back in. I will wait until the rain stops.

Let me back in. I will wait until the rain stops.



  1. LindaP on April 22, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    My Sparkie girl won’t leave the porch when it’s raining either. As we do not have a fenced yarn I am required to don a raincoat/umbrella in order to get her to leave the porch for Potty Duty. sigh.

  2. KJ Pierson on April 22, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Leena has split personalities.
    One is “omg omg omg its raining I love this, I wanna stand here in the raid”

    The other is “WTF is this crap, you want me to go out in THAT to use the bathroom…wheres my umbrella you useless butler.”

  3. Mom 'n Ebby on April 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Mom sez: Ebby is the same way. She will stand under the covered part of the deck practically with her legs crossed, if it’s raining — very unlike her “Auntie Ayla”, who would go out and stand in the middle of the yard in a downpour, looking up to see who’d “turned the tap on”!

  4. Juno's mom on April 22, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Don’t know if this has come up in past posts, but wondered if you have cams set up to check for naughties when you’re gone.

    • The Thundering Herd on April 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      We nap in our crates when the humans are gone.

  5. DJ, Cierra & Maggie on April 22, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Our Maggie is the same way. We open the back door, she hears, smells and sees rain…nope…not going out this way! She then runs to front door because you never know…it may only be raining out back! ????????????????♥️

  6. Lori on April 22, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I understand Frankie. Izzy isn’t too sure about that sprinkler in the sky either!!

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