Monday, April 11, 2011

Summery Sunday

Yesterday, in the midst of endless temperatures in the 40-50 range, Chicago suddenly received the gift of a nearly 85 degree day...on a Sunday, no less!  Maisie was feeling much better so we went to the dog park, which was packed as expected.  But since the sprinkler for the pooches hasn't been turned on yet, it was too hot for Maisie and we left after a half hour or so.  I was still determined to enjoy the gorgeous day, so I brought the patio furniture up from storage and invited Chrissy over for an afternoon of champagne on my deck (aka the lanai).

Of course Maisie joined us.  I set up her outdoor pet cot so she would be as cool and comfortable as possible.

I live in a coach house behind a three-flat, and when Maisie is out on the deck with me I attach a tether to her collar.  The tether is a super strong wire cord which I have looped around a post on the porch of the front building.  It prevents her from wandering away, but leaves her enough room to survey the full scene.

Although she sometimes prefers to check things out up close and personal.

Maisie also tried to catch a couple flies that had the nerve to invade our space.

But mostly she just chilled out with us.

As always, Maisie thoroughly enjoyed her time with Chrissy.

And even did a happy treat necessary!


Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Looks like a fun time. We love your bed :)

Pauley James & Middy Sue

Maisie's Mom said...

the bed was originally purchased to keep Maisie from getting too hot (the mesh allows air to circulate) and to keep her from getting dirty by laying directly on the deck. you can see how well that part turned out! :P

Two Pitties in the City said...

I think we were so spoiled because now I feel everything today is cold. I do love your huge deck, and I like Maisie's cot. We have to smoosh everything together at our place. Here's hoping for more nice weather!

Anonymous said...

this looks like such a nice day y'all had :)

Maisie's Mom said...

it was a lovely day indeed. but also quite a tease since next weekends temps may not even make it to 40! :(