LIFE + LOCAL,  Will Run for Pasta

The most important rule of dog-walking in Oregon

Bring your rain coat.

Even if you don’t think you’ll need it.

Basically from Mid-September thru May.

I took Koko out recently on one of those the-weather-can’t-make-up-its-mind days and I left the coat at home. Big mistake.

We walked out and looked left – beautiful!


Then looked right – not so beautiful.


The clouds looked a little ominous but I figured we’d beat the rain before it moved in.  Basically I was too lazy to walk back up to the apartment for a jacket “just in case”.  And two seconds later the sprinkling started.

We made it almost all the way around our loop before it started to sprinkle harder.


And then a little harder, going from the sprinkle category to full on rain.


And a little harder (I wish that was a UFO and not a “something” on my phone lens!).


And then we moved from the rain category to a full on downpour / dumping / drenching.


Koko didn’t seem to mind though, she just shook it off and kept going.


Weather: 1     Sarah: 0

Lesson learned.

Hi, I'm Sarah, a 30-something wife, doggy-mama, beginner runner (still), wannabe cook, and 9-5 cubicle farm worker, just trying to enjoy life in beautiful Portland, OR!


  • Leah

    the joys of living in the pacific northwest! our lab loves the wet weather, our boston terrier not so much. i would prefer it be dry and colder any day of the week!

    • Sarah

      No kidding, especially today, I think even the natives were carrying umbrealls, haha! I like dry and cold too, bundling up in the crisp weather, I think that’s one of my favorite parts about Fall.

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