IT'S TOO HOT !!!
The temperatures are hanging in the high nineties with humidity to match. It's too hot to do much of anything. So How are we dealing with the heat?
First, I have to spend a few minutes on my soapbox. Bear with me, please.
We're all aware of people who have no respect for animals. To them a dog or cat is just a disposable item, something to play with while it's little and cute, then abandon or worse when they get tired of it.
When I see someone teaching their child a love and respect for animals, I take notice. In this case my friend Vivian is encouraging her young son Henry to get involved in helping homeless animals. Vivian and Henry recently said goodbye to their beloved dog, Trinket. In the month of August, Henry is collecting 40 blankets to give to the Humane Society.
I feel strongly that we need to encourage young people who are helping animals and I'm sending Henry a couple blankets for his project. If you would like to help, you can contact him here. He's accepting any type of blanket as long as it's machine washable and dryable. They can be any size, remember dogs and cats come in all sizes. This is a good stay inside in the air conditioning project that can help you thin out your fabric or yarn stash. Dogs don't care what color you use, so get rid of those yarns you bought that turned out to be the wrong color when you got them home.
This is how I help endure the heat.
What are they waiting for?
Something must be happening inside the garage.
Why's it taking so long?
The line is growing. Isn't he ever coming out here?
Even big Tsar is waiting to see what's coming.
He has a treat in the dishes.
Rob cut up pieces of cold watermelon and baby carrots in each bowl.
The grass is high in the yard because it's been too hot and dry to mow, but that doesn't bother the dogs. They dig into the bowls.
Don't they look like a flock of mini-sheep?
The fast eaters are already looking for more.
Noah's a slow eater, so he gets a little help.
Tsar has decided that he doesn't like watermelon, but he does enjoy carrots, so he was happy with this snack.
When the bowls were empty everyone had to sniff around in the grass to see if any pieces were dropped and overlooked.
Morgan thought it would be nice to bring a stick into the house to amuse herself.
Unfortunately she chose a stick she couldn't even carry. She pushed it toward the door, but I wasn't allowing it inside. You can see where she's started chewing on one end. That girl has big goals.