A Wet Saturday!

All the indications are that, at long last, rain is heading our way!

Yesterday afternoon, the forecast for Grants Pass and area was:

Tonight (Friday):  A 30 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Saturday: Rain before 11am, then showers likely after 11am. High near 71. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

As the crow flies, here in Merlin we are a tad over 10 miles to the North-West of the centre of Grants Pass. So we are holding our breath that we receive a decent wetting over this coming weekend.

All of which creates a wonderful lead-in to a recent item published over on Mother Nature News, that I am delighted to share with you.


‘Wet Dog’ portraits expose bath-time vulnerability

By: Catie Leary, October 15, 2015.

Pancake and Chelsea (Photo: Sophie Gamand)
Pancake and Chelsea (Photo: Sophie Gamand)

Bath time may not be a pup’s favorite activity, but if these comical “Wet Dog”‘ portraits are any indication, there may be a silver lining to this necessary evil.

The dog lover behind this endearing series is Sophie Gamand, a New York-based photographer who regularly focuses her lens on canines to examine the relationship they have with humans.

“Wet Dog is a series of dogs captured at the groomer during their least favorite activity: Bath time,” Gamand writes on her website. “I chose this activity because it is a very unnatural one for the dogs, yet it is a direct consequence of their cohabitation with humans.”

Seeing our best friends in such a vulnerable state can be comical and heart-wrenching — especially because canine facial expressions possess an uncanny resemblance to our own.

Gamand began photographing soggy doggies a while back, but after some of the images went viral, she felt compelled to put together a complete “Wet Dog” photo book.

(Photo: Sophie Gamand)
(Photo: Sophie Gamand)

The comical coffee table book, which is now available for purchase, is filled with 120 photos of these soaked doggies — each sporting his own unique post-bath expression.

Continue below for a look at just a few of the images featured in the book.

Benji (Photo: Sophie Gamand)
Benji (Photo: Sophie Gamand)
Marnie (Photo: Sophie Gamand)
Marnie (Photo: Sophie Gamand)
Wanda (Photo: Sophie Gamand)
Wanda (Photo: Sophie Gamand)

10 thoughts on “A Wet Saturday!

    1. John, haven’t been into the living room to read (Accurite Weather Station display) the amount of rain that has fallen in the last 5 hours but it has been a steady downfall. Still sounds like showers outside.

      Must see what FedEx charge for shipping rain clouds to Brazil!

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      1. Not as much as we had hoped for overnight. For at 7am we had received 0.07″ of rain. There are still light showers coming through and, who knows, we may make it to 1/10th of an inch by this evening.


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