Saturday the 27th of December was wet. Real wet. Can’t get outside to take care of business wet. I do not like the rain but I must force myself out at least twice or risk busting a gasket. Lucky for us we do have an alternate use location in the front of house where dachshunds can sneak out, do our business and get back to the blankets with a minimum amount of water reaching our delicate back sides. The humans took the opportunity today to purge the house of all things Christmas. The tree is gone, the trash is gone, the crates and boxes are put away in the storage building and the living room has once again been returned to the realm of dachshunds.