Two Dogs Watching The Rain

–About Life, Love And Living

It had rained for days and they could only sit at the window and watch the rain. It puddled into what looked to them like small lakes. They would sleep for a while; the rain had that effect on them. Yet, when they awakened it was still raining. It was loud on the roof and the water flowed across the window creating an everchanging work of art.

They talked about the images, a lion’s face, a small child with tears falling, and great sailing ships riding the stormy waves.

They had been friends for a long time but had never spent this much time together. The years had passed, and they had a routine of eating, sleeping, playing in the yard and small talk. The last few days had been different. They had little that they could do but talk. He had never known that she had been abandoned and he told her of his days roaming the streets.

The rain had given them time and the inclination to open up and talk. It is a funny thing the rain is. It makes you feel melancholy and allows the friendships to be warm and open. Like a sad song, the rain makes us tell of our deeper stories, the ones we often hide.

Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler
I have 40 years of Retail Management experience. I am the person they send in to fix things. Call it a Store Focus Specialist, a Smoke Jumper, an Outlaw. I can work within the system or go outside the box when needed. I love walking into chaos and bringing order. I am not a key word person and my education came from mentors not schools. I believe that everything that we do starts with hiring the right people. Driving sales, merchandising, customer service and metrics are just keywords until you hire the right people. My top talents are Recruiting, hiring, training, associate development, and going into a focus store and turning it around. Most importantly I believe in people and that if you teach them, develop them and believe in them they will do far more than they thought possible.
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Darlene Corbett

Thank you for this Larry! Lovely! Rain certainly can make reflective as it did these dogs, metaphors for the rest of us.💖

Tom Dietzler

I always wonder what my 5 year old Lab is thinking when he looks outside to see it raining again. We have had more rain this year than almost any time since Noah, or so it feels… I imagine him thinking that he would probably want to go outside anyway. He and his best friend Vince, a year old beagle, don’t mind getting wet, it’s just about being together and running. What sucks is that if they get too dirty, they know that it’s going to be time for me to get the hose out, and they are much less fond of that. Even though they don’t like getting hosed off after an adventure, the adventure is still worth it. Even if we didn’t have to make up what dogs are thinking, they are worth having around. Thanks for another warm smile maker here Larry…

Laura Mikolaitis

I love this piece, Larry! My Golden Retriever uses the rain as a way to get toweled off. I can’t say he necessarily loves the rain, but he loves being toweled off. So, he’ll nudge to go outside if he’s been out and it is raining. I do wonder what he is thinking at times. His eyes are so soulful I can only imagine. Regardless, he is our canine child and makes us smile every day.

Thanks for this reflective piece, Larry. I really enjoyed reading it.

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