On quite another note. This rain also reminds me of an old wives tale I grew up hearing and practicing. And while I no longer believe it I find it hard not to react in the same way with Buddy and try to have him protected from having any raindrops touch him.
We had been taught that a baby shouldn't have any rain drops touching it before its first birthday or they would have freckles and troubles later in life.
I don't think rain can possibly cause freckles and I don't think anyone has a totally trouble free life and rain drops certainly don't dictate the amount of trouble you will have.