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 dance...no treat necessary!