I like it hot but not this hot. The thermometer is showing 35 degrees but there is a strong wind so it feels much hotter. We have slunk indoors this afternoon to keep cool.
We were up early today, just after six. We took Rick for his morning walk through the woods and then we left him at home and set off for a 45 minute cycle ride. This was the first time we had left him for any length of time so it was a bit of a test. When we returned he was stretched out by the door and seemed perfectly happy. No barking or whining. So I’ve had my fair share of exercise today – walking, cycling. Just need to have a swim this afternoon and that would make my triathlon complete! Or I could just stay slumped on the sofa and write my blog!
|Rick loves his tennis ball|
I noticed this morning that ‘Appy, Mr Escalier’s dog, has been shorn of his shaggy coat. I’ve been concerned that Rick will become too warm in this heat with his long coat but I don’t want to send him off to the groomers until we know him better. However, since doing some research I feel a lot happier about leaving him shaggy for the time being. Apparently their long coats give them insulation against the heat and sun. I just need to groom him regularly to keep his coat fluffy.
Rick doesn’t jump up on the furniture but somehow he managed to get himself onto Paul’s lap this afternoon. He starts off with one paw, then two paws, and gradually creeps forward until he’s completely up. Not a great way to stay cool!