Since A went to work and K was at School, I had the joy of walking Django in the pouring rain, after a night of pouring rain. We returned soaked. I just hung my waterproofs up to dry, but you can't do that with dogs! Although Django has learned to "shake" on demand, there was still a lot of towel-work to do! Another reason to have a cat, rather than a dog.
The positive? We christened the new ball-on-a-rope.