I am kind of sad it stopped raining. I love rain. Oh, sure, after a week I'll be all, "Arrghh, it's so damp and musty. Stop!" But I miss it already. Yes, I kind of like the smell of wet dog, too. I used to love snuggling our family dog, Rascal, while giving her a bath. I'd nuzzle her face and kiss the top of her head, and then when she'd hop out of the tub all dripping wet and shake it off all over me, I'd wrap her in a towel and hug her tight. Maybe it was just Rascal, who was a cuddly poodle-shepherd mix and I loved her to pieces. Anyway, I'm kind of hoping for an El Nino year. Please don't pelt me with rotten fruit.