May 24, 2010

White Dog and The Other White Dog spent the day negotiating choices for the upcoming hot weather napping season. Our summers get very warm in Albuquerque and already the temperatures have teased us with some "siesta afternoons." Granted, once the swamp cooler is readied for the season the prime snoozing locations involve the downdrafts under the cooler vents. But we try to delay that energy expense as far into the summer as we can; consequently it is the natural chilly places that were being claimed.

White Dog has always been fond of sleeping on the slate tiles of the fireplace hearth (she has a "fur" rug on one side for when she seeks warmth so the spot is a year-round favorite). Quinn has discovered the concrete floor of the sunporch is remarkably pleasant both for its stone coolness as well as for the wafting breezes coming through the windows. He has also laid claim to the bathroom floor, and must be begged to disturb himself from rest so that the facilities can be utilized by humans in need. White Dog, of course, would hear no argument for even sharing space on the bed, where, head on pillows, you can enjoy the breeze from the window as well as from the patio door (plus you have a marvelous view of the yard)! White Dog still has her spot under her big tree, which has been spared removal at least for now. TOWD prefers being under the deck or on the covered structure curled under one of the built-in benches.

The two worked out the details and came to agreement so there will be no ugly scenes when things get hot. That done, White Dog and Other White Dog each adjourned to a cool, comfy spot and settled in for a late afternoon snoozefest.


Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Staying khool is SO Job One!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Teddy Bear said...

I'm so glad that the two of you came to an agreement before the warm weather is upon us.:)

Teddy Bear

Rebecca & Daisy Mae said...

In Las Cruces we have been in the 90's for about two weeks now. I like laying on the tile next to the couch... hope you stay cool this summer!

Remington said...

Trying to stay cool can be quite the job!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is great that there were no arguments about which spots would be used by each for the summer! Arguments are bad and hot weather arguments are even worse! It sounds like a better plan then our house, where if one wants a spot that another is in, they just lay there anyway, even if it means climbing on top of someone else!

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Mighty Quinn,

Good thing you two pups have cool places to nap! It is getting hot here too, but I have yet to find a good cool spot. You pups are smart to figure it out before the real hot weather hits!


Sagira said...

Glad they were able to work it all out. :)

Ginger Jasper said...

Glad they agreed before there were arguments.. I think they are getting on just fine.. Hugs GJ x

Sally Ann said...

I am glad that you and your brother are getting along. Stay cool!
Sally Ann