Wow, it sure has been hot here in Chicago and it's supposed to get even hotter as the week goes on. Poor Maisie has been panting through even the quickest of walks wearing her built-in fur coat!
And even though she's been drinking plenty of water, she's not peeing nearly as much because she needs the additional hydration. It's unusual for her not to mark all over trees and grass while we're outside (likely to be the subject of a future post), so I try not to cut the walks too short if she hasn't yet done even one #1. But that means she is a REALLY hot dog by the time we make it all the way around the block. Fortunately for my picture-taking skills (or lack thereof), a heavy pant looks an awful lot like a smile in photos! ; )
Once we finally get indoors, she just wants to chew an antler and sleep sleep sleep.
I took her to daycare yesterday, in part because I'm concerned she won't be getting nearly enough exercise until the heat wave breaks...it's just too hot to go to the dog park. The last two times we went, all she wanted to do was eat grass and alternate between rolling in the gravel and the dirty sprinkler puddles, apparently in an attempt to determine which technique will result in the filthiest pup.
How is your pooch dealing with the hot weather? And how are you avoiding canine cabin fever?
p.s. I posted that question earlier today on our Facebook page too... please "like" it if you haven't already, it's updated with fresh Maisie pics and info nearly every day!