JUANA: It was a busy day. It didn’t rain all day on Friday. It was kind of chilly in the morning and we thought that we weren’t going to get any rain but around 10:30 in the morning, it started to drizzle and then it stopped. Wayne, Bill and I were watching the radar. Wayne texted me to see if we could feed the dogs their afternoon meal at 1:00 pm. It was just very cloudy and I thought that it might miss us. I texted Bill and he said that it was going to pass and then it would clear.
We normally feed our dogs their afternoon meal at 2:00 and right at 2:00, it started pouring. We waited 30 minutes, because it was raining so hard. As soon as the rain slowed down, we fed the dogs and about 15 of the dogs wouldn’t eat. It wasn’t thundering, it was just raining, but they were scared. Around 3:30 Wayne and I went out there, because the rain had stopped completely. It was still cloudy. We tried to feed the dogs who wouldn’t eat. Only about ten of those dogs ate at that time. That was better than 15. That meant five of them went through the night without food. They just wouldn’t get out of their shelters. Tabitha was one of them. She will go without food. She doesn’t care. If it’s wet out there, she won’t eat. We try to bring her inside and she still won’t eat. We try to hand feed her and sit with her and she still won’t eat. Natalie won’t either. Sometimes, when dogs don’t eat their afternoon meals, they will try to eat their breakfast in the morning, even if it’s raining. Some of the dogs still won’t eat if it’s raining. Tabitha surprised me and she ate this morning and it was raining. The only dog, who wouldn’t eat this morning, was Skylar and it was raining. It depends on how the dogs feel about the rain at that time.
We had a full crew. It was supposed to rain today and not yesterday. I asked the crew to build up the kennels and drain and refill the pools. They didn’t rake the kennels. I knew that it wasn’t going to be possible to drain and refill the pools in the rain. We also made sure that all of the kennels weren’t flooding. I was trying to teach Jacob how we drain the pools in bad weather. Jacob drained Charlie’s pool and it made a big puddle in his kennel. I explained that he had to dig a hole and drain the pool and then cover the hole, so the dogs couldn’t dig out. And that’s what he did.
JUANA: There’s Mr. Pokey-mon. This is his favorite spot, watching the world halfway down the ramp on the landing of the deck. He looks around and comes back inside. He’s just adorable. He likes it there out and he also loves being indoors. He’s slowing down. He’s an old man and he’s one of Pat’s original rescues.