A DOG WALKING VIDEO VIXEN

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That’s me!

I’m a dog walking video vixen!

Allow me to explain –

When it rains hard and steady for three days straight there’s not much you can do with two dogs other than “go with the flow” #punintended

I was forced to adjust from my normal routine. The residuals from Hurricane Joaquin made it difficult to walk two doodles together.

Entirely too much rain.

Too much wind.

This was great for them, but not for me. #doubledoodleduty

Harley prefers not to go out during inclement weather. He jets out, handles his business and races back to the front porch…

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While Jax goes out and stays out despite my pleading and yelling…

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So there I was –  outside twice as much, getting twice as wet. #coldmedsplease

I chose not to get too worked up about being outside in this awful weather. It was something that had to be done – so I did it. #wonderwoman

Jax finds the water exhilarating. He stomps in all the puddles. On occasion he’ll even stop, drop and roll in the wet grass.

Zoomies (when your dog starts racing around like crazy), may occur at a moments notice with me still at the other end of the leash. #notaprettypicture

When this happens, I’ve learned to release the leash because if I don’t –  I’ll get dragged, lassoed, and/or tripped for sure!

On Saturday he was so excited he had a zoomie moment and that is how he ended up down the street…

4With my phone in my pocket #bloggersrule101 I decided to capture his Fred Astaire rendition from “Singing in the Rain.”

As he raced around, I had no idea until it was too late, that many of the residents were standing in their garages video taping this crazy lady outside in the rain video taping her crazier dog zoom through the streets.

When I saw them – about 6 garages deep – thoroughly entertained –

I waved 🙂

They waved back, and now I have a block full for friends in my sister-in-laws neighborhood.

Let me know if you run across Jax & I on YouTube! #hilarious

On a serious note –

We survived the storm and we’re forever grateful for the many text messages and inquiries about our safety. Many however, are battling water damage so please keep them in your prayers.

We surveyed a few blocks on Sunday and found a few piles of broken limbs from trees…

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On another note –

Earlier while messing around on the computer, I “googled” images of Charleston. I wanted to view some of the photos taken of the downtown area. Imagine my surprise to find my boys listed amongst the other photos. #collarusflattered

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This was a first for me 🙂 #smilingallday

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41 Comments
  • Two French Bulldogs
    October 5, 2015

    Holy flood channel please stay safe. The weather is so nutty. We don’t like wet feets or rain but we do love your front porch
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      We’re staying safe my furry friends. Today the sun is shining and Harley’s smiling. Looks like a nice warm sunny walk later this afternoon. #exciting

  • Rich Henriques
    October 5, 2015

    Dear Doodle Momma,
    Teddy went out in the rain and indulged in zoomies, dashed in to the garage with his frizbee and demanded many throws back into the rain.
    After a growling dry off, went into the house and zoomed through the downstairs and then up and down the stairs.
    When spring comes we will do a fresh resodding to restore the yard inside the fence, he loves to dig for roots and moles.
    Regards in your new house.
    Rich
    Doodle Dad

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Hey Doodle Dad – so you can relate to my madness! Don’t you find it hard to say “no” to a dog just wanting to have some fun? They seem to have so much fun, I can’t stop them! Take care and thanks for reading…

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    October 5, 2015

    It rains in the Pacific Northwest, but we don’t get rain like that. Probably because we’re up on a hill and the rain runs down to our neighbors. Our dogs love the rain and J did some unapproved (I thought we were a team) landscaping that will lead to four muddy dogs everyday when the rain returns later this week.

    Life of a dog mom 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      I can never understand why men think it’s alright to start a project without a staff meeting first. Most companies require approval from the CEO first, right? 🙂 This amount of rainfall was certainly unexpected. Let us hope no one has to experience this type of devastation that so many are going through in the state of SC. Take care!

  • Talent Hounds
    October 5, 2015

    Kilo HATES the rain. Lucky for me I guess! 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Kilo sounds a little like Harley, although Harley will endure the rain, he’d prefer a stroll in the sun.

  • Emma
    October 5, 2015

    It looks like tons of fun. If it is going to be a rainy flood, may as well have fun with it if you can! Mom has rubber boots, rain pants and the rain coat with hood for those super wet times and we all have a blast playing in the rain! I bet you sister in law really loved the wet dog smell when Jax finally came inside.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      My sister-in-law is the BEST! She doesn’t have any dogs in her home, but she’s so in love with the Boys that she never complains about anything. I dry them off really well before we re-enter the house and since their more hair than fur the smell doesn’t linger. It was fun – loads of fun.

  • Earl Lover
    October 5, 2015

    Mine don’t like the rain. They loathe going out for the toilet in it!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Sometimes you’ve just got to force yourself to do new things Earl….

  • Monika & Sam
    October 5, 2015

    So glad you’re all safe even if not all of you are dry. Jax running in the water left me smiling inside and out. Such joy. Stay well. 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Thanks Monika – he (Jax) has that affect on people – making them smile 🙂 #lovethatdood

  • nichole
    October 5, 2015

    HA HA – that video is just amazing…and I’d love to see your neighbors videos to go along with it. Glad you could entertain them in the storm… and so glad you all are OK!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      I’m so sorry that I didn’t pan the garages with my phone and capture them! 🙂

  • Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats
    October 5, 2015

    That was hilarious! My dogs hate the rain, and are quick to come back in like Harley. Jax is so funny. Almost made me want to go out and splash around with him. Almost.
    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      I got caught up in his delight myself too Susan, I didn’t splash in the water, but I did return back to the house with a lighter outlook to life. They teach me everyday how to embrace what’s in front of me and live in the moment. I try to adopt their attitude of gratefulness for everything I’m experiencing. However, that way of thinking all went down the toilet when I started to get sick LOL

  • Golden Daily Scoop
    October 5, 2015

    Joaquin made his way to our neighborhood, too! We was fun for us but no so fun for mom! Fantastic video!!! BOL!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Did you get a lot of water also? Where’s your photo’s? Stay safe!

  • De Hufford
    October 5, 2015

    Jaxson and you took lemons and made lemonade! Good for you!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      I believe we did De, we had fun doing it too!

  • Tiffany Bennett Cuartero
    October 5, 2015

    Wow that dog loves the water!! Please stay safe.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Tell John, he can have all the fun he wants at Folly next summer. This dog will keep him in the water!

  • DZ Dogs
    October 5, 2015

    So glad you’re safe!! Don’t get sick!
    And he is soo cute running in those puddles!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      I am already sick! There is no way to beat a cold when you purposely put yourself out there over and over and over again. You’re asking for a cold 🙂 I’ve got my meds and I’m taking it easy between walks. Thanks!

  • Lapaylor
    October 5, 2015

    Max is more like my lab and Harley more like Cole. Cole hates to get his hair wet

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Harley is not having anything to do with rain. He waits until it’s absolutely necessary and then he runs out. For Jax, it’s like Christmas 🙂 How old is Max?

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    October 5, 2015

    Glad you’re OK! Mr. N is not a fan of rain but he still likes walks so he will usually go as long as he doesn’t get absolutely soaked. It mostly mists here.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Mr. N. could have ridden a floaty down the street at one point. I’ve never personally seen water rise that fast. I have a new appreciation for what we see on the news. Prayers to all those who have lost homes, property, businesses, etc….

  • Taryn
    October 5, 2015

    Cute video! I thought about you several times over the weekend when the news would talk about Charleston and SC in general. Talk about timing….you move to Charleston and a hurricane hits!

    We have a place in Myrtle Beach. I am very glad it is on the 11th floor 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      We are doing fine Taryn, the boys are a little crazy because they’ve been cooped up in the house for quite a while and like children after a few days every one gets on each other’s nerves! Happy to hear your place in Myrtle is fine. Charleston and the surrounding areas are filled with resilient people, they shall rise once again, I have no doubt. Take care!

  • Jackie Bouchard
    October 5, 2015

    Gosh, the pictures on the news this morning where scary! Glad you weren’t in the areas that were the worst hit. On a brighter note, that video is too cute. Nothing like a cute, crazy dog to hel p you meet your new neighbors! Rita LOVES puddles but HATES the rain, so hopefully I won’t find myself in that same situation. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Well we haven’t met our new neighbors yet Jackie! Due to the hurricane – our household goods are stuck in another state because the interstate is closed. We are still hanging out at my sister-in-laws, I’m sure when we do move into our own home, Jax will have plenty of opportunities to make a listing impression on them also! LOL

  • Jan K
    October 6, 2015

    Jax really is a water loving dog, isn’t he? I bet the neighbors were very happy to have that entertainment to break up the monotony of being stuck inside because of the rain!
    We’re glad you are safe. We just saw some of the awful flooding on the news this morning that people are still dealing with…our prayers are with them.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2015

      Yes Jan, Jax is what I call a #Dolphindoodle 🙂 He should have a blast with regular trips to the beach in the spring. I believe you are right – I think I made the neighborhood forget about their troubles if for only a few moments. Jax taught us all how to make lemonade out of lemons!

  • Pamela
    October 6, 2015

    Sounds like Jax had just the perfect idea to cheer up everyone being overwhelmed with rain. Smart boy.

    And of course, Harley had to stay close to home to make sure no nasty water tried to sneak in. They make a great team.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 7, 2015

      I agree – they’re my “city doodle / country doodle” I’ll let you guess who’s who!

  • Dixie
    October 7, 2015

    Glad to hear you all made the best of the storm and are safe. Love those boys and miss you all!
    Dixie and Hera

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 7, 2015

      We made lemonade from a bunch of lemons, and it was a great stress release for a few neighbors. We miss you and Hera too!

  • Cathy Bennett
    December 28, 2015

    Oh My Doodle! Thank you so much for including me on your list. I think I rambled on your website #sosad but I was so surprised and elated. This is the first time I’v made “the list” #anylist So I’m excited.

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