Like most humans and dogs in the lakes area … I’ve been trying to keep cool the last 5 days or so! (It is my canine contention that most cats I know don’t move fast enough that they have to worry about keeping cool.) But maybe Raider or some of my feline friends will write me and tell me different!
I have to admit, I have a dog-gone good routine to beat this heat! It starts every morning when it’s cooler. About 6:30am, “we” go to some neat land by the church my owners attend, and I can run and run all over ‘cause it’s cooler then. That is such a cool place ‘cause I’ve made the acquaintance of some pheasants and quail there. I smelled ‘em … scouted ‘em, and probably scared ‘em when I flushed ‘em. But I told them not to worry … as long as they keep living in that area, no one could hunt them in the fall. Before they fly, they always say, “Thanks for the warning.”
Then we come home … I get brushed, fed my food, vitamins, chew bones, and cold water. Then I find a cool place on the tile and take dognaps (not cat) for the ggrrreater part of the day.
When my owner comes home from work, or whatever he does, or meetings – then I get real happy! I know that our late afternoon work-out is coming. When it’s this hot we don’t go back by the church ‘cause he says it’s too sunny and hot so we go to the bike trail. I go on leash and we go in the woods where it’s nice and shady and cooler. Not as much fun as the morning, but still a howling hoot! … Except the bugs in the woods bug me!
This weekend, I also cooled off two other ways. Friday “we” went to the Milford Library and “told” my story to about 20-30 youngsters and parents. It was air-conditioned in there and that felt ggrrreat! As usual, my owner talked too much and let me bark only at the end. But I got to meet them all … and it was fun!
Friday night, our neighbors down the beach had their grandkids visiting and they came over to swim to our raft … so guess what? I showed them how I bomb in off the dock and we swam together for about a half hour. Splashingly splendid!
Hope you all are staying cool … make sure your pets have plenty of water and can “hide from the heat.”
Growling for 15 degrees cooler and the fish to start biting!