Relaxing in Hot Weather

Woooo, it is getting to be summer.   When we go on hikes now, the skies are no longer totally clear and we are starting to see lots of fluffy clouds like these:


Cheoah has decided that the heat and humidity is getting to be a bit much, though she well recognizes that we are not going to get much sympathy from most of you.  Our highs are now in the low 70’s F (low 20’s C).  But to us, that is hot.  So Cheoah has mastered the relaxation poses to be able to cool off.

Take this first picture.  In her crate after a long hike, she even has the front paw extended out of the crate to maximize coolness.  Quite the relaxed look huh?


And when we got to one observation deck on a trail, she sprawled out as much as possible:


But did you notice the special touch?  The subtle way she is saying she is not yet ready for continuing the hike?  Don’t see it?  Let’s zoom in:


Now that is paw placement.  “Don’t touch this leash until I say I am ready.”

Yes, ma’am.


  1. Steve & Kat on June 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Cheoah has it figured out! She’s one smart pup, but I’m not surprised since she is a girl.


  2. Mochi on June 13, 2009 at 1:30 am

    BOL! You’re so funny, Cheoah! I will walk no matter how hot it is here! 🙂


  3. THe Kapp Pack on June 12, 2009 at 9:28 pm


    Kisses, Sky boy

  4. NCmountainwoman on June 12, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Our girls have been affected by the warm and REALLY muggy, humid weather. Hope it will get back to normal again soon.

  5. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on June 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    HaRoooo! Now dat’s what I call control! Efen tho we do it subtly so da hoomans don’t catch on.

    Husky kisses,

  6. the Army of Four on June 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Ha roo roo roo! Good one, Cheoah! Take charge of the situation!
    Hey, we have the same dog tag kind of dog tags! Ha roo!
    Tail wags,

  7. brownie on June 12, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    woo…! I’m saving that picture to use on my next walkie! Thank you for helping us become a true queen like you! 😉

  8. Togo the Dog on June 12, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Subtle indeed. I’m sure she got her way.


  9. Stella on June 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I can just see her laying down for her rest,
    yes, stretch out, pant a bit, and oh yeah, put the brakes on!


  10. Princess Eva on June 12, 2009 at 9:42 am

    We were wondering what Natashsa thought of this too! We think low 70’s is perfect – warm enough for Momma to want to walk and cool enought that we want too.

    Princess Eva

  11. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on June 12, 2009 at 8:55 am

    very nice paw placement – she is resting – but i wonder what the queen would think of her dictating the pace of the walk. I know sweetie get made when MJ is moving too slow

    woodrw sweetie mj

  12. The OP Pack on June 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Very good paw placement – the message is loud and clear.

    We have one here, Phantom, who will walk no matter how hot it is. It can be 104 degrees and oppressively humid and he will walk and pull and just keep on going.

  13. Khyra on June 12, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Most excellent paw placement!

    I will use it when studying fur new pawsitions fur mine!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom and I agree: we want spring bakhk!

  14. Huffle Mawson on June 12, 2009 at 5:39 am

    The lady has spoken.

    Huffle Mawson

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