It is about a million degrees here. Katie and Louis are only getting one walk a day now early in the morning. Even at 6:00 am it's sometimes already in the low 80s...yuck! This morning it was 84 degrees with a 87 degree heat index.
During the day our Newf pups will go out even when it 100 degrees and play like crazy for a few minutes then they come back inside to plop in front on the fans and on top of the a/c vents. Gary keeps telling them that in a few months life will get better :-)
When L & K play they tend to crush our vegetation and sometimes end up wearing it. Here's a picture of Louis after one of their outside playtimes. That leaf was stuck to his head for a couple of hours.
At night to make up for their lack of an evening walk, Katie and Louis run circles around the island in the kitchen. Their crazy play makes me grateful for the nonslip mats that I put down in the kitchen before Louis joined our family. I have taught them that the kitchen and back yard are the only areas where rowdy play are allowed. I don't want to take any chances of them slipping around on the hardwood floors and getting injured.
We also do obedience training every night to burn off some more mental and physical energy. Dog school starts back up the last week of August. I think we will be spending most of our time in class right in front of one of their giant fans until at least the end of September.
from: Sue Golden
1 year ago