Heat Records

We know that we will get almost no sympathy from everyone else dealing with the heat wave, but let’s put this in perspective.

1) The highest temperature we have ever recorded at the house was back in 2007 at 84F (29C).

2) In a typical summer, we have less than 10 days that reach 80F (27C).

3) Most importantly, we do not have air conditioning in the house. We know that is shocking for our other canine friends who hang out all summer on the magic cold air vent, but we don’t have those. The best we can do is lay under a fan.

4) We live at an elevation of 4500′ (1370 meters). Heat is not something we expect to deal with.

Soooooo, here is yesterday’s official Chez Herd weather station reading:



We seriously doubt there will be any action pictures for the next few days. Β In the meantime, all we can think about is this:

Snowy road

Can we please have this back?

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  1. KB on July 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    It’s amazing how similar our weather is to yours. Most years, 80 deg is hot. This year, 80 deg feels cool. How can anyone not believe in climate change? I know that there are odd years but this has been a trend.

    No cold air vents here either!

  2. RumpyDog! on July 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

    That air conditioning is a necessity where I live. Actually, this is not an ideal climate for an arctic dog, but that’s a different subject. I lie in front of a fan that was put in front of the floor vent.

    Oh, and the temp outside at 6:00 AM was 80. Ouch!

  3. Lorenza on June 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    It is crazy, right?
    We don’t have A/C either…. and the temps here are around 116 degrees! Not funny…. very fanny!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  4. HUSKYS RULE on June 30, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    WOW….everybody hop in the A/C car…tell hu-dad you drop any fur in the car!!!!LOL!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  5. houndstooth on June 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Yep! It’s hot here, too! Triple digits with dewpoints in the high 70s. Nobody’s going outside for anything they don’t absolutely have to!

  6. Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner on June 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    We live in Seattle so we live in similar conditions to you….without the snow…usually. We have only had about 10 days this year over the mid 60s. It is starting to depress me.

  7. Hawk aka BrownDog on June 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Y’all,

    NOOOO!!!! Don’t want the SNOW!!! I end up only getting out to take care of necessities. I get TERRIBLE cases of HOUSE-ITIS!

    Just wanted to stop to see how your week was. Hope your weekend is a great one!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. Mary K on June 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    What about a kiddie pool for the pups? πŸ™‚

  9. Kate on June 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Stay cool, Herd!! …and Herd Annex!!
    Our beloved Samoyed, Yukon, who is now at the Rainbow Bridge used to love a bowl of ice cubes on a hot summer day. He thought they were better than any dog treat!! He thought the automatic ice dispenser on the fridge was invented just for him πŸ™‚ Anyway, our two Sibes, Kodi and Oakley, never developed a fondness for ice. Oakley will occassionaly bat one around the kitchen floor like a toy but they never appreciate the “coolness” of it.

    Maybe the Herd would like a bowl of ice to snack on to beat the heat…I see a fun video in your future πŸ™‚

  10. Sam on June 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Nope, nope… not feeling any sympathy! BOL!

    89 degrees would be our winter here – we hit 115 degrees yesterday with humidity. It hurt to be outside.



  11. Carolyn on June 30, 2012 at 8:11 am

    89 is nothing here of course because we do have the big a/c unit – and of course the bills to go with it. Poor Herd! One thing that may help is cool air misters. Those can bring the temps down a bit, and maybe you could install one in their cement bench room? Those and fans can do a lot to bring the temp down for the poor babies. Also, frozen bottles of water if they are interested in them can be comfy to lay with.

    SO, this is a record breaker for you guys! UGH!!! Standing everyone in front of the freezer with the door open probably isn’t recommended, but tempting I bet!

    Hopefully this nonsense will pass quickly!

  12. jane on June 30, 2012 at 8:05 am

    You will always get sympathy from me. I live in michigan and had central air at my old house. I would turn it on just for aries. What most people don’t think about huskies is that they have all that fur and are built for cold temps. Now i have a german sheperd and no central air in my new house and i feel bad for him too. We just had a 98 degree day the other day and i felt bad for him. We do have one air conditioner and a good ceiling fan in the living room and my husband and i sleep in the basement which bruce sleeps with us. Things weren’t too bad actually. Keep cool herd. I don’t want the cold, but i know you guys need it. Have a great day. Hugs and kisses to you all you beautiful babies.

  13. Khyra on June 30, 2012 at 6:26 am

    My 8pm walk was still showing 95 –

    Dewpoint of 70 –

    OH SO FUN!

    Mom and I khhould see the air πŸ˜‰

    She did furry well too!


  14. Ice 'n Ayla on June 30, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Need BIG waterbed bladder, filled with ice water, and everyone lying down on it. Don’t worry, the scene in the second photo will come soon enough!

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