Wow! Hootie reminds me of a younger Dottie----she's still got that sad-eye look down. Those are good photos. I'll go ahead and post a wet-dog photo; this one was made on Saturday at the Chattahoochee River. Dottie had completed several retrieves, and she was having fun with one of the toys.
I can relate and know/feel the same vibe's from Nugget. I have a large bay window in my home office she is sitting on the bench looking out the window.
Eye'n the water puddles, (saying to herself: "Them's mine as soon as this clown lets me outside!") which as we all know is formed over thick clay like mud. GREAT pictures, they don't look real happy in there present localtion.
Don't give in hang in there!
Oh Yea it is raining here too and I am at work all day and John is trying to finish the pole barn so when the dogs are in the house we crate Pearl or she is a devil. We let her out when I get home (John does let them out during the day for pee breaks) and the two of them act like they have not played together for months.