We Can’t Move

We can’t move. At all. It is just too hot.

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From the time the sun rose until it set, we really did not move much at all. Except to drink water. Lots and lots of water. (And Hu-Dad added ice cubes a couple of times during the day).

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We checked the long-range forecast and, believe it or not, there is not a single mention of snow over the next week. Worse, the temperature predictions are basically the same as we had today.

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We are thankful we don’t have the fires and drought of Alaska and the West or all of the rains of the Texas region, but can we get a heat break, please?

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Now, you may wonder why we are not inside the house enjoying the air conditioning. For our newer readers, we don’t have air conditioning. That’s right – we are poor, deprived dogs that do not have a magic cold air machine. Can you imagine the horror? Notice how our inside temperature is essentially the same as our outside temperature.

IMG_5790-2Yes, that is our high for yesterday. And, yes, we still expect sympathy. We should also make it clear that we didn’t see 80ΒΊ at all last year.

P.S. – Unfortunately, the valleys around us are all at least 10ΒΊ warmer, so we don’t travel even for hiking when it is this hot. Based on the forecasts, the pictures above will be our activity levels for the next few weeks.

 

9 Comments

  1. Eva on June 17, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    It will be 59 tomorrow in Yorkshire and sunny! Time to mow the lawn! There will be a stiff breeze to go along with such balmy temperatures, but Murphy will manage.

  2. jan on June 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Your weather is what we call Poodle/Chihuahua weather. It’s triple digit here and we love it.

  3. KJ Pierson on June 17, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Leena wanted me to inform the herd that she has comfortable magic cold machine in one on giant room, separate from the rest of the house’s magic cold machine, with a tempurpedic bed and would be happy to share with the herd πŸ˜›

  4. DJ Riendeau on June 17, 2015 at 9:51 am

    We are just coming out of triple digits here in No. Cali, but it’s coming back this weekend. ugh. We do have a/c. Cierra and Maggie lay right on top of the a/c vents. ( smart girls).

  5. Debbie Stahmer on June 17, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Nikki and Hans are sharing your pain with temps at 111 yesterday and topping out at 115 this week in Az. They keep telling me ” Mom, we’re SIBERIAN Huskies not SONORAN Huskies

  6. jane on June 17, 2015 at 7:58 am

    We live in Michigan where it is humid a lot with being surrounded by lakes on three sides. We can reach into the hundreds during a summer. So far our high has been 90 and it was pretty dry that day and Bruce doesn’t like to take breaks. I have to make him. He may not be a husky, but he is a German Shepherd and has a lot of fur too. I do have a small air conditioner that I put in my kitchen to help take the humidity out of the house and my husband and I sleep in the basement so it is cooler in there. Hugs and kisses to the herd and try to keep cool.

  7. KiwiHuskyMum on June 17, 2015 at 6:55 am

    It’s snowing here in New Zealand… LOL our summers sound similar to yours. The town we live in ranged ranged between 77 and 95 last summer – the hottest for a few years. Very very few houses have air conditioning here either, just have to lie around like you do

  8. Barb and Loki on June 17, 2015 at 6:44 am

    We’ve had triple digits in Northeast Florida. It’s why me and mom don’t take our long walk until almost 10:30 at night!

  9. vincent porrazzo on June 17, 2015 at 3:31 am

    I can relate to this. I and my 2 Sibes, Silky and Nacho, live in the Philippines where the current dry season is setting records for heat and humidity, right now it is 91F and 65% humidity making it feel like 105F. We are all happy to spend the day in our swimming pool and in the shade.

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