Rainy days often bring a sense of melancholy and nostalgia. Most people prefer to stay indoors, cozy up in front of a fire, and relax. Also, it makes us crave a cup of hot chocolate and spend the rest of the day in bed.
However, there are certain places where people stayed alert whenever rainstorms drop by their towns. In Nova Scotia, Canada, the residents typically hit the pause button on their daily routines whenever major storms headed their way. Nobody would dare venture outside, knowing the dangers of being caught in the middle of a heavy rainstorm.
For the staff of Homeward Bound City Pound in Dartmouth, rainstorms automatically meant sleepovers. They couldn’t afford to leave the animals in their care for indefinite periods. As staff members, it was their responsibility to make sure the animals were safe, calm, and well-fed, especially during a massive storm.
One of the staff members, Shana Antle, documented her impromptu pajama party with Hawking, a 70-pound shelter dog. She brought their well-used inflatable bed from storage, which was big enough to fit both of them. They spent the entire night binge-watching several movies, ignoring the raging storm outside their building.
After their movie marathon, the duo settled on their comfy inflatable bed and slept through the storm. Hawking was a well-behaved boy, despite the weather conditions. Shana made sure the big dog enjoyed a hearty breakfast once they got up in the morning.
It was clear that Hawking was ready to be adopted and find his forever home.
Photos of their sleepover party made its rounds online, garnering numerous positive feedback from fellow animal lovers. Shana appreciated the encouraging comments, likes, and shares. She knew that the more people shared their story, it meant more exposure for the shelter, and for all the animals waiting to be adopted.
Photos courtesy of Homeward Bound City Pound via Facebook