For Bow, however, all this rain has led to a certain amount of boredom. He enjoys going outside every day, but when it is raining, even very slightly, he will not venture out.
You can lead a chimpanzee to water, but you cannot make him cross the threshold.
There he sits, with a bemused expression, seeing the rain fall, but refusing to budge.
Set him free! the heckling animal rights people often say, when they post comments on my videos. But where would he go? How would he find shelter from the rain?
The rain is good for the flowers and the trees, By extension, this is good for the butterflies and the bees.
But none of them seem to like it when it actually rains. If they had direct control over the weather, it might never rain, they dislike it that much. You don't see them outside when it rains.
I regret that I did not excavate the perimeter of my pasture this year, because this would be a good year to fill the moat that would create Bow's island. Other years there will be much less rainfall. We have experienced droughts before. We will have droughts again. Variability is built into the weather. People find reasons to complain, no matter what the weather brings.
The question is: Once he has that island of his own, how will Bow keep from ever getting wet?