“Friends Don’t Let Friends Be ConeHeads Alone”

Here Comes The Sun!

Thank gawd, today is a beautiful, crisp, sunny day! (after yesterday’s completely drenching washout)

Rainy days… meh.

I can’t stand rainy days.

No walks.

Gushy, muddy, swampy backyard.

And fur that smells like a wet rug from going outside to relieve myself.

The whole scene is aggravating… except for beautiful rainbows that follow, but that is beside the point…

Did you know… “A rainbow is an optical illusion? It does not actually exist in a specific spot in the sky. The appearance of a rainbow depends on where you’re standing and where the sun (or other source of light) is shining.”

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Whenever it rains, everyone in the house gets bored, lazy and stir-crazy. They watch TV, and eat, and go on their computers. They basically sit around and ignore me (despite my efforts to be noticed).

I mean, how can you ignore THIS face? (be honest… does this angle make my nose look long?)

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Once, someone had mistaken me for an ottoman…

(unbelievable , right?)

So, yesterday, from early morning thru nightfall the rains came down… And down… And down… without reprieve.

Unfortunately, because of the rain, not only do I cause a significant safety hazard in my family home (Yes, I said “I” cause the hazard) , but I also create extra work for Mom. When I go outside to relieve myself, I bring in wet paws, then my wet paws get the tile floor all wet, and OH BOY is tile slippery when wet! So Mom has to constantly walk around after me drying the floor. She tried to teach me to wipe my feet when I come in, but hey, I have limits… I’m a dog. (She can’t even get her humans to wipe their feet 😏)

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So I figured, the least I can do is try to help. Watch what I came up with… it’s good! It’s the old hook the towel on the tail trick! (or rather, the dang towel got hooked on my tail… 😹)

 

Everyone I know has this dilemma when it rains…

“to go outside, or not to go outside…”

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It’s like I said, rainy days… Meh.

I saw this ridiculous advertisement for a sort of ridiculous invention once. I understand the concept, but nothing about the product (or the claims) make sense.

I always laugh when I see ridiculous advertising claims because I think… WOW,  SOMEONE actually got PAID to write that garbage!

Here’s the advertisement. You decide if you agree with me…

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“The days of soggy paws are over” 

?????

WHAT? Like the grass isn’t already wet when it rains? Oh brother.

And can you see your human trying to pick up your turd (like they are supposed to) with this bubble in the way? Oh lord.

I would NOT be able to relax and do my business with that dome hovering over my head.

I am really glad that no one in my house bought this product. We would look so silly out there in the neighborhood.

Actually… it reminds me of a similar “thing” I had to wear once when I was younger…

My Mom thought it would make me feel better if she also put one on my “buddy”. Ya know, like an “empathy” gesture. My “buddy” is a stuffed animal. “It” does not have the ability to have the slightest clue about how humiliating and aggravating wearing that cone was. (Now if SHE wore a cone as an empathy gesture…)

I heard Mom say something silly like,

“Friends don’t let friends be cone-heads alone…”

WHAT?  Is that even a thing? Odd one she is.

That “thing ” on my head looks awfully similar to the “rain bubble” in that advertisement… I sure hope my Mom is not the inventor of that ridiculous product!

If she could invent a rainbow machine! THAT would be cool.

When you are finished laughing at the dog leash umbrella, here is some interesting (and cool) info on those beautiful rainbows! (I like to read)…

According to The National Geographic Society Resource Library…

The sun or other source of light is usually behind the person seeing the rainbow. In fact, the center of a primary rainbow is the antisolar point, the imaginary point exactly opposite the sun.
Rainbows are the result of the refraction and reflection of light. Both refraction and reflection are phenomena that involve a change in a wave‘s direction. A refracted wave may appear “bent”, while a reflected wave might seem to “bounce back” from a surface or other wavefront.
Light entering a water droplet is refracted. It is then reflected by the back of the droplet. As this reflected light leaves the droplet, it is refracted again, at multiple angles.
The radius of a rainbow is determined by the water droplets’ refractive index. A refractive index is the measure of how much a ray of light refracts (bends) as it passes from one medium to another—from air to water, for example. A droplet with a high refractive index will help produce a rainbow with a smaller radius. Saltwater has a higher refractive index than freshwater, for instance, so rainbows formed by sea spray will be smaller than rainbows formed by rain.
Rainbows are actually full circles. The antisolar point is the center of the circle. Viewers in aircraft can sometimes see these circular rainbows.
Viewers on the ground can only see the light reflected by raindrops above the horizon. Because each person’s horizon is a little different, no one actually sees a full rainbow from the ground. In fact, no one sees the same rainbow—each person has a different antisolar point, each person has a different horizon. Someone who appears below or near the “end” of a rainbow to one viewer will see another rainbow, extending from his or her own horizon.
Colors
A rainbow shows up as a spectrum of light: a band of familiar colors that include red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The name “Roy G. Biv” is an easy way to remember the colors of the rainbow, and the order in which they appear: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. (Many scientists, however, think “indigo” is too close to blue to be truly distinguishable.)
White light is how our eyes perceive all the colors of the rainbow mixed together. Sunlight appears white.
When sunlight hits a rain droplet, some of the light is reflected. The electromagnetic spectrum is made of light with many different wavelengths, and each is reflected at a different angle. Thus, spectrum is separated, producing a rainbow.
Red has the longest wavelength of visible light, about 650 nanometers. It usually appears on the outer part of a rainbow’s arch. Violet has the shortest wavelength (about 400 nanometers) and it usually appears on the inner arch of the rainbow.
At their edges, the colors of a rainbow actually overlap. This produces a sheen of “white” light, making the inside of a rainbow much brighter than the outside.
Visible light is only part of a rainbow. Infrared radiation exists just beyond visible red light, while ultraviolet is just beyond violet. There are also radio waves (beyond infrared), x-rays (beyond ultraviolet), and gamma radiation(beyond x-rays). Scientists use an instrument called a spectrometer to study these invisible parts of the rainbow.

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2 comments

  1. Misery loves company – lol!

    As a person who can’t get wet..(you know…frizz…), I actually love the hands-free umbrella concept! Do they make them for humans?? Now, to find someone to hold it up for me…

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    • Ha! The concept is good (I agree, I also tend to get a bit frizzy in the rain)… BUT… (and this is a big butt) It is attached to my leash, so when my hooman would bend down to poop-scoop (like she is supposed to), the umbrella would cover me like a cloche food cover dome!! I would freak out, start spinning around, the umbrella would twirl like a helicopter rotor, and I may even take off vertically! UNLESS I too had someone to hold the umbrella so my hooman could bend freely. THAT’s IT! This product should come with a staff! You were on to something… you should be an inventor 😹😹

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