The Old Man is Snoring

Oh Joy Joy!! “I love a rainy night! It’s such a beautiful sight!” Actually it was a rainy day and it is now a clear, starry night. But it’s all full of joy anyway you look at it! It was a nice rain this afternoon. Not too stormy. Nice to walk in. The Mom Person loves to go walk in the rain and look at puddles. So that’s what we did today.



There were plenty of puddles and plenty of good smells stirred up by the rain. We had a joyful jaunt!

And when we got back to the house we had a nice dry off and a few treats and storytime. The Mom Person chose a book based on one of her favorite rainy day songs that she sings all the time — It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! This book is by Kin Eagle and illustrated by Rob Gilbert. It was published by Whispering Coyote Press in 1994.


Sure nuf, that old man is snoring away in his bed as the rain is pouring into his house and washing his bed down the river! Crazy old man! But this book has a lot more verses than what I know. After the rain is gone — “It’s cloudy, it’s breezy, the old man is sneezy.” Then, “It’s snowing, it’s blowing, the old man is growing!”. Then, “It’s warm out and sunny, The old man loves honey.” And on and on! And at the back of the book is the music for the song so you can play it on your piano or guitar or whatever!

I really liked this book! Mr. Gilbert’s illustrations are just right for the silly song. Now I have a picture for my head when the Mom Person goes to singing. I can picture that old man floating down my river.


I hope you check this book out. I think you’ll like it.

And to go along with our rainy day — It’s Peter, Paul, and Mary singing “It’s Raining”

And Eddie Rabbit singing “I Love a Rainy Night!”

Now that’s one more book for me! 287 more to go! I wish you JOYFUL reading!

A Dark and Stormy Night

We had a terrible storm here last night. At least that’s what my Mom Person tells me. I slept thru it all.

But my buddy, Cisco, had a terrible time. He’s very afraid of thunderstorms. That’s about all he’s afraid of, but it’s enough. The Mom Person gives him some special calming medicine and puts on special music for him and makes him a special tent to hide under. It all seems to help him some. But I don’t think anyone gets much sleep. Except me and Walker. And the Big Guy Who Always Has The Treats. He sleeps thru anything.

It all reminds me of a book that I like a lot called Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watts. We don’t have this book at our house. I read it in Mrs. B’s reading class. It’s a really funny book about a squirrel who is afraid of EVERYTHING!  He won’t come out of his tree because he can only think about all the bad things that could happen to him. But one day he falls out of his tree and then —-

You’ll have to read the book to see what happens! 

I’m not afraid of anything. The Mom Person says that gets me in trouble sometimes. I have friends who are afraid of different stuff. Walker used to be REALLY afraid of the vacuum cleaner!  And we had a guide dog pup once who was afraid of car tires. I know some dogs who are afraid of little kids and some who are afraid of big people. I guess we all have different outlooks on the world.

Are there things that you or your dogs are afraid of? What do you do about it?

I hope you all had a good night’s sleep.

Look for Scaredy Squirrel at your library and check it out!

And here’s a link to Melanie Watt’s website. It’s got some really cool stuff to look at!

And here’s my favorite rainy night song by Eddie Rabbit. Enjoy!