Monday, August 23, 2010


Here in Texas, we are hopefully going into the final days of a heat wave that would singe Satan's eyebrows.  Yup- it's really hot here.  I've lived in quite a few different places in my life both in the north and the south, and had grown accustomed to the heat of the day eventually giving way to the relief of an afternoon storm.  Like lifting the top off a pot of boiling water, the heat slips away, only to start building again early the next day.  This was the natural order of things, or so I thought.  Not so in Texas.  I had a lot to learn.

And learn I did after the 75th consecutive day of heat that climbed to over 100 degrees this summer.  Ok, well maybe not 75 days, but that's what it feels like.  The heat here is the kind that you have to take a short breath after a regular breath just to fill your lungs properly.  Feeling light-headed happens fast and you seek shelter in any structure with a/c as fast as you can.  Not to be an alarmist, but this heat is really dangerous.  Crime-inducing, even!  I, for one, am having treacherous thoughts about the weather man...

The girls pant away in the afternoon, feeling the heat outside bake the sun-drenched facade of our home.  I've found Nyxie in the bedroom, panting away in relative darkness, tongue lolling out of her head, trying hard not to move.  Poor Arwen has simply stopped moving at all in the afternoons.  Her eyeballs still follow my movements, but even they are hot.

While watching TV this evening, Arwen was laying on the ground in front of the couch a seat away from mine.  Nyxie was laying on the couch just above Arwen.  I leaned over to love on Nyxie and discovered the most lovely, cooling breeze on the back of my neck.  The air vent behind us was blowing directly across Nyxie's cushion and eventually onto Arwen's spot on the floor.  They had positioned themselves right in the coolness path!!  Those little stinkers!  Meanwhile, I am not totally uncomfortable just a foot and a half away, but still perspiring slightly.  Well, I suppose if I wasn't smart enough to sit in the cool spot to begin with, I'll let them have it.

Wait a minute.  Nyxie's spot was where Matt was sitting just a few minutes before...No wonder he's always getting to the couch first!


  1. We are pretty khlever!

    I know where the husky khool air khurrents flow and pawsition myself appropriately!


  2. LOL they are clever dogs :)
    remember to give them tons of fan and water!

  3. We dogs can seek out comfort anywhere!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  4. Hahah sneaky dogs! I hear ya we are in Austin and struggle with the heat too! The dogs pool is now a hot tub even in the shade, who doesnt love to cool off in 110 degrees water!

  5. Just like we know which of the floor vents gives the best air. One day the humans will understand how smart we pups really are:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. I always knew dogswere smarter than humans ;o)
    Thanks for your comments the other day re: my health issues. I think I will be getting a sonogram soon. Mom, Dad, and the vet were hoping it would be something easy that could be picked up with some testing at our vets office. I will have to go some place else to have the sonogram done. It is kinda scary thinking about what they might find with it, you know. I'm really tired of going to the vet too. It seems like I've gone almost every week lately :o(


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