For the commute today. Thunder, wind, rain, just lovely. I live close enough to my office that the weather has no impact on the trip, other than forcing me to drive my truck, rather than ride my bike. What does bother me is leaving my stupid dog at the house. Terrified of the thunder, she follows me from room to room as I get ready to go, whimpering and whining the whole time. I can pet her and tell her she is safe all I want, but as soon as I stop she starts trembling again. So the image I have in my head all day is that dumb dog staring at me, longing for comfort as I close the front door and leave for work.