We had a thunderstorm passing to the south of us yesterday afternoon, it didn’t make a lot of noise but it did give us plenty of rain and a much cooler temperature. It was so nice when we started our walk but pretty soon the temperature rose again and all the rain became steam, it was like walking in a steam bath. The night was nasty warm and it hadn’t sunk below 17C (62,6F) all night and that is quite uncommon here.
So all the flies were already prepared to meet us when we went out, I thought their time would be over by now since they started so early this year. I did notice something about dogs and flies though, dark furred dogs attract much more flies than the light furred. I saw it all those years ago when I had my golden mix, she never had many flies annoying her but the big black dog I had attracted loads. It is the same now, both Sune and Nova have clouds of flies around them but Albin have almost none.
Albin is very cute but he’s also very, very stubborn 🙂 If he doesn’t want to walk he just won’t and nothing can change that. I have managed to make him understand that we don’t chew on cords but I can’t for my life stop him from chewing on stones 🙂 I don’t know what it is he loves about stones but as soon as he find one in the right size he starts chewing on it. Could it be that they are salty? I’ll see if I can find anything about it on the net.
It is getting darker and darker outside, a cold front with lots of rain will pass so I guess it’s just a matter of time until it starts falling. I’ll keep windows and the kitchen door open for as long as possible though, I really need to get that cool air into my cottage because it is very much warmer indoors than outdoors right now. I’ll take a nap as soon as the rain starts and they say it might be some thunder to expect as well. I never sleep as good as I do when it rains and the thunder rumbles nearby.
It is time to make a pot of tea and just wait for that rain to arrive.
Have a great day!