Took my dog out this morning and as usual she would not walk on the damp grass. She is completely adverse to walking on grass even if it is only damp from the dew. She will gingerly lift her feet and walk funny, even on the damp brick patio. She completely avoids going into the plants or bushes if it has rained and will do her business on the sidewalk to avoid getting the pads of her paws wet. On mornings that we don’t have a dew, we joke about her sniffing around and checking what animals were where, the night before... we call it ‘reading her newspaper’. She is a real certified Prima Dona (that we rescued) that lives with three kitties and thinks sometimes she is one of them. She hasn’t tried using the litter box yet, though - except for midnight snacks. With effort, I finally broke her of that one! She stations herself in certain places in the hallway or a doorway to keep the kitties out of the room. We call these resting spots her ‘kitty control areas’. Sometimes Dakota ‘herds kitties’ just for grins. She is a beautiful choco Lab / Chow mix and can be very hard headed at times. She is always our ‘best pal’ – especially when there is thunder around. She will lean against us until it stops storming. She gives us hours of enjoyment.