IT appeared that Parade's beloved pooch had forgotten what rain was after so long without it.
Her dog is outside most of the time, only coming in on really hot days, cold nights and when rain is particularly bad.
It started raining on Friday while Parade and her significant other were out, and when her partner came home they couldn't believe what they saw.
The rain wasn't heavy, just a little more than a sprinkle, and there was the dog laying out on the lawn asleep.
Parade's partner banged on the glass to get the dog's attention, which led to the dog lifting her head up slowly, staring at him as he called for her to come under the patio, and then putting her head back down to sleep.
It wasn't until the door was pulled open - which the dog believes is a sign of food - that she got up and trotted back to shelter.
Her fur was quite wet, but she didn't seem to care and, when the prospect of treats was gone, she just laid down on her bed to keep snoozing.
A BOOST WHEN IT'S NEEDED
WHILE on the subject of rain, Chifley Dam got a little bit of a boost from the recent rain and snow.
As of August 13, the dam level was 44.4 per cent, which was a 134 megalitre increase from the previous week.
It's certainly not enough to get Bathurst out of its water troubles, but at least more water has gone into that dam than was taken out of it.
Parade hopes that more will end up in there later in the week, with a bit of rain predicted for Sunday.
Eglinton RFS has more to offer
THE Eglinton Rural Fire Service (RFS) is in the process of fundraising for the 2019 Firies Climb for Motor Neurone Disease.
Part of their fundraising efforts is a Father's Day raffle, with a range of prizes that includes tickets to the Bathurst 1000, accommodation at Rydges Mount Panorama and vouchers to local businesses.
A new prize has just been added as well, which is a Roosters jersey and 2019 Magic Round cap.
For details about purchasing tickets, visit the Eglinton RFS Facebook page.