Happy Thorsday! Gretchen Greer here. We have a not so little problem in the woods. Between Mama’s excuses and the heat that makes Sissy all draggy and panty, walks aren’t happening as often as they should. We haven’t been IN the woods but once in the past 10 days. HRMPH.
Mama says I’ve never been too hot. Maybe not, but she still needs some help with the cooling off of the dogs on long walks thing. Hound Girl has told her to get Sissy a cooling vest, but it hasn’t happened yet. The boy-dogs who lived before us had cooling bandanas. I don’t even like wearing my no-bugs neckerchief, so I’m not eager for that weight either, but Sis’s inability to deal with the heat is shortening *MY* walks too!
We’re also still trying to find the right water solution for all of us. There’s a cool, old bottle with a “bowl” on top that’s great for short walks or not very warm days, and Mama just slings that on a strap, crossbody style. She has a water backpack for our long walks on very hot days, but that hurts her back, so I think now, she’s going to try one of those hip holster thingees. I don’t think it’s going to hold enough water either, and she’s still going to have to carry a bowl for us too.
Do you walk a lot when it’s hot? What does your human do? I’ve tried to explain to Mama we can just hop in one of the creeks or little streams, but she’s soooo hung up on snakes and potable water…