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Friday, June 06, 2008

Steaming

Posted by Seeking Solace |

It was 75 degrees at 8 AM. It is supposed to get into the 90's today.

Eep.

OK, I know I should not complain, but I was kinda hoping for a slow progression into the heat of summer. Not this one day cool, the next day hot and muggy. The air is really stagnant, so staying inside is the only option.

The Boy is unhappy. GSD's are double coated, which means he has a thick under-coat under his top-coat. What makes things worse is he has not started blowing (shedding) his coat. So he is rather hot. Thankfully, we have central air. He is camped out in front of the air vent. I think I will brush him later to get some of the under-coat out. I do have a frozen peanut butter Kong in the freezer for him to enjoy later.

So, how's the weather in your neck of the woods? How are you pets handling it?

9 comments:

Brigindo said...

It's 82 at 10:30 in the morning and going up to 99. Pupzilla has very little hair but still doesn't do well in the heat. She wants to go outside until she's there. TOC loves the heat and spends all her time sleeping in the sun in the backyard. The Brute, well he's oblivious

K said...

It's supposed to be 90 here in the Philly suburbs tomorrow and 100 on Sunday. In my old house, we had central AC, and the Newfie girls just slept on the vents all summer; we also filled up a kiddie pool every weekend for them to lounge in. Now I'm in a house that just has window units and it's more humid here. They were pretty miserable early this week so right this moment they're at the groomer getting a summer shave-down and bath.It's probably some kind of heresy to shave them, but they do feel so much better that way.

Seeking Solace said...

We have a kiddie pool for the Boy too. He just lays down in it. Husband and I pull up our chairs and stick our feet in. We have also been known to take a dip too!

Anonymous said...

We have three indoor cats in south Texas, after moving last summer from New England. I love it - I think I wore a (light) coat four times this winter! The cats seem to like it, too, but tile floors and central air help a lot. When they get really hot, they sprawl on the tile underneath the vents, and their coats are certainly a lot lighter than they used to be!

PhDLadybug said...

We are in the 70 today in Canada but for Sunday (plus humidex) it should over 100!!!!!

Our boy already started blowing and I have to brush him almost every day, and yes, he loves the air conditioning. Poor thing, being part husky does not help in the humid summer weather we will be having....

rented life said...

The babies are restless because they want to be outside but i think it's too hot for them.

You know it's warm when Grace, who usually curls up, is all stretched out.

Seeking Solace said...

Rented Life: I would love to see Gracie like that!

Geeka said...

I feel your pain:
Mango, who lives outside during the summer, got a bath and groomed yesterday (he's a guinea pig). He's also been spending a lot of time in his pig ball. I caught him 'popcorning' yesterday because he prefers being outside (in the shade).

The fish went back into the ponds.

The cats are sleeping in/around the tub. But early in the morning they are doing 'cat olympics' which drives me batty.

The dog, Brittany/Collie mix, is miserable. She HATES water. She is also not so happy with fans, and A/C makes me sick. Every time I open the fridge, she comes running so that she can have an ice cube. I brushed her yesterday, and I swear that I could have knit a coat for her from the fur.

Rev Dr Mom said...

It's just like that here (southern New England)--Friday it was 55 and I was complaining about the coldnees, Sunday in the high 80s and muggy. Gah.

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