an ecstasy of rain



Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.


There will not be a post on Sunday August 5th or Wednesday August 8th as Human is having an operation on her shoulder (left one this time) this Friday.

Hopefully, normal service will be resumed on Sunday 12th, although posts may be shorter for a while!



Wednesday August 1st 2018


Our heatwave breaks at the weekend. By Sunday the weather is absolutely perfect for my hairy podengo.

Isis and I go to Kings Heath Park.

We see only three other dogs in over an hour and a half. As we virtually have the park to ourselves, I set Isis free once we’ve passed the car park and off she goes.

Oh, the wonder of it! The ecstasy when she feels rain on her face! Her tail flies up like a kite and her long, pink tongue licks at the rain drops on her nose.

It’s wild and she loves it. The wind whistles through the trees, makes twigs and leaves trundle over the grass, flicks drops of rain from the hedges and spreads out her ears like damp streamers.





Rain drops bounce off her nose and turn her tail into strings. She twists and twirls and leaps and spins and she runs and runs and runs.





Technically, this phone video isn’t great, but it is full of wind and wetness, so  try not to go cross-eyed, turn up your speakers, and just think of it as an animated Monet!


Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact or


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2 Responses to an ecstasy of rain

  1. Anonymous says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your surgery xx


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