I know this will probably sound strange to most of you out there, but summer is my least favorite season. Without a doubt…I dislike summer. For those of you who do not live in Florida, let me explain. Summer is rainy season here…also, it happens to be hurricane season. It rains almost every day here. You can set your clock to it for the most part. For the past few weeks, I swear that it has rained almost every single day. Today is no exception. Right now I’m listening to a torrential downpour outside, along with thunder and lightning.
To make things even worse, we’ve discovered that Lucia is absolutely terrified of storms. As soon as I step foot in the house, she attaches herself to my side, quivering in fear. She even takes it so far as to break the usual rules. She isn’t allowed up on the couch, but she hops up beside me if there is a storm. I don’t know how to say no to her when she is shaking in fear like she does. And – two nights ago she broke an even bigger rule: she came into our bedroom. There was a storm going on around 4am on Tuesday morning, and I woke up to the sound of panting beside my head. I looked over to see our Aussie, shaking and whining by the side of our bed. What…the…heck! She knows she isn’t allowed into our bedroom – she never crosses the threshold of our room…it’s like there is an invisible forcefield on it. Apparently she is able to break that barrier when she’s scared though! Thankfully, half of a Benadryl seems to calm her down in these circumstances. I just wish she wasn’t so scared in the first place!
Anyway, enough of my babbling…in honor of all the wet weather, I thought I’d share a couple of cute creatures from the sea. Awww – sea cows (aka manatees): aren’t they so blubbery and cute?
I think this little lion fish shares my dislike for the rainy weather…
GRRRR! I hate rain!
Are you a fain of stormy skies? How’s the summer weather near you?