Learning to dance in the rain

Following on from my blog post of yesterday with the rain dance. There is no point in dancing to bring about rain if you are not ready to fully immerse yourself and dance when it rains.

Today we were fortunate enough to get one of those amazing Summer rain showers. You know the ones where it feels like the skies have opened above you.

At the end of my first walk I started to feel the refreshing light rain as we emerged from the thick woods.

Within the space of a few minutes it was hammering and belting down rain. The type of heavy rain that even windscreen wipers struggled to deal with.

I watched on as people were sheltering and running to try and avoid getting wet. I saw a teenage girl on a Voi with mascara streaming down her cheeks. She was clearly feeling that her life was now over.

What struck me most was that no one seemed to be enjoying the rain. We have just had four weeks of dry and stiflingly hot conditions. Was no one as happy to see the rain as i was?

Any experienced dog walker always has a full change of clothes and waterproofs in the van no matter the forecast.

I looked at my thin summer rain jacket lying there. It was not going to be used.

Dropping off and picking up the next round of doggy adventurers, I got wet. But more than that I had a massive smile on my face throughout and loved it.

Feeling the rain soak into your clothes and keep your skin cool and refreshed is wonderful.

As I started my afternoon walk I was still wet. No need for a new t-shirt it would only get wet within minutes. Just enjoy the damp t-shirt you are wearing and get out adventuring.

When did we lose the most basic of connections with nature and try our best to avoid getting wet?

This afternoon in the woods the birds were singing for joy at the arrival of the rain. A true orchestra of birdsong erupting all around us.

We should learn from this.

Learn to dance in the rain and you will have so many more pleasant and refreshing days.

Doggies: Haraka, Freia, Ibsen and Jello

Doggies: Milli, Lucille, Fant, Wilma,Ville and Arya (2 walkers)

Doggies: Mari, Nola, Marmite, Stella and Pippi

Doggies: Ferd, Deano, Wilma, Fridtjof and Lucy

Doggies: Tex, Vali, Twist and Lucy

Have a lovely evening with your doggies and we are back again in the morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.


Christina, Karianne, Linn, Veronica, Alex and Matt

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