Monday, March 8, 2010

Weather forecasting dog

It was raining today and I have great news for you.    I did not have to go out in the rain and then come back inside so that the biped could check to see how wet I was so he could decide if he wanted to wear his rain coat.   You see, until now, I have been the Official Weather Dog at our house, but now I am replaced by a bunch of whirling things on top of a pole.

The biped used to send me outside several times a day, then call me back in so that he would know what the weather was.     If I came back in wet, he would conclude it was raining.   If I came in warm, he would decide the sun must be shining.  If I came in with icicles on my fur, he would guess that it was cold out.   If I came in covered in white, he knew that it was snowing out, or else I had found some flour to roll in.  If my hair was standing on end, he knew it was blowing out and he should not wear his cowboy hat outside.   He even sent me out when there were "small dog warnings" on TV.   A small dog warning is when you need to tie your small dog to a large chain if he is outside, or watch him blow away. 

Then he spent several weeks mounting a lot of crazy looking equipment on the top of a 40' pole in the back yard.   The pole used to be a 50' flag pole, then one day when it was blowing hard, there was a large flag on top of the pole and the pole became a 40' pole.    Along with the top 10 feet of the pole went the roller thingy that was used to raise the flag.    When the weather station came along, the pole was the logical place to mount a weather station.

Now on bad days, I can stay inside, snug, warm and dry, while the biped reads his gauges and tries to decide if it is snowing, raining or sunny out.     I notice that he takes the umbrella with him a lot more, "just in case".  Maybe I will go out in the rain, come back in wet and give him a clue.  

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Well Mogley we are glad you are getting a rest from being a weather forecaster.
    Maybe you should branch out and do the evening news.

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. I think we khould SO fill a niche on the lokhal news weather segment!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  3. Well watch out or you will have to start wearing the flag!! :)

  4. Inquiring minds (ok, our hu-dad) want to know what kind? We have a Vantage Pro2 and our dad is quite the weather geek.

  5. Thank you for the good laugh, I needed that :)

  6. Hey Mogley,
    Kinda sounds like you were one of those old Indian weather Rocks that they used to sell in Stuckey's a long time ago. However, we do need some photo coverage of the new weather station that allows you to stay snuggly inside. We want to see it.
    - TBH&K