Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Too Hot to do Anything

I can't get anybody to go outside in this heat. None of the dogs wants to (rare, especially for Baxter and Elsie). I even hose down the deck so it's cool on their paws, and they still won't step through the door. I finally had to push Mr. Ridge outside because he hadn't peed yet today. I knew he had to go from the way he was pacing in the house, but he just didn't want to brave the scorching sun.

Well I got him outside for all of about 30 seconds. Then it was like this:




"Hey, Mom...YO!....Mom!"

"It's hot out here. Cantcha tell? Put the camera down and take me inside so I can cool off."

"Like, now!"

Baxter and Elsie have the right idea for this kind of weather: lounge around and do nothing.

Nothing at all.

Well, nothing except eat ice cubes. They'll do that all day if I let them.

I still think it's a great way to keep them hydrated when it's so hot outside (an in).

'Til next time,

Joan

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Hey Joan! Love reading about your dogs. My babies and their humans live in Georgia. I give my Midnight (Lab) and Sammi (poodle?) ice water in the summer twice a day. It may be a lot, but its worth it to see the smiles and wagging tales, or is it because they know food is not far behind.... Have a nice day!

Joan said...

Hi Nancy!

Ice water is a great idea! :o)Midnight and Sammi must smile and wag a good bit having a human like you!

If I put ice in water bowls at my house, however, the canine kids do face swirlies (they truly won't drink out of the bowls; they'll only plunge and swirl their noses and faces). :o) I guess it feels good, kinda like a cold shower maybe?

Doling out ice cubes several times a day here keeps the floors dry at least. ;o) It just seems easier than mopping up after face dunks.

Stay cool! It's going to be hot one again today.

Thanks,

J.