June 8, 2010

White Dog and Quinn made beating the heat their number one priority of the day. With temperatures hovering at 100 degrees and the humidity uncharacteristically high, I think everyone (two- and four-legged) in town had the same goal. The swamp cooler ran continuously all day and made a dent in the wall of oppressiveness but the price was watching the electric meter turn to moving forward for the first time since March. The solar panels just could not produce enough energy to keep up with our need for cool. White Dog and The Other White Dog were sympathetic only to a point. "Remember," they both pleaded, "We are wearing double fur coats; that means we deserve ice cubes, cold treats and extra consideration." "You are right," I said as I handed out treats and brushed coats, "I wish I could do more..." "Just keep holding that glass of cold tea for me to sip," White Dog interrupted, "And could you fan me a little right by my face?"

P.S. No real Milo news today. She came down off her perch (the regular way) and hung out on Quinn's blanket in the closet all day. This wanting to be down and enclosed was a behavior that she exhibited the one time when she was much younger and actually laid eggs. If she is gravid, she is just starting to grow them and it is too early to be sure (you can see them through her sides when they are almost big enough to lay). Quinn is keeping a close eye on her.


Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

We feel your pain, although we are happy to say that we have not yet broken the 100 degree mark....close, but not nearly as close as you!! Hey, I thought you were in the HIGH desert??? My sister has a little blue pool she'd share with you if you come over.....PLEASE?????

Love you,
Prinnie and the other two

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I don't know how woo do it!

We recently had rainforest khonditions here - way too much fun!

We hope Milo is doing okay!


Teddy Bear said...

Double fur coats...we SO feel your pain! That is so sweet that Milo hung out on Quinn's blanket today.:) We hope she's getting better and better every day.

Teddy Bear

Remington said...

Rainy here. Hoping for nice days soon.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Not quite that warm here yet, but we totally sympathize with the double coat dilemma. It is very humid here and finally some sun after tons of rain.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We hope it cools off for you soon - we got a bit warmer so maybe some of the heat has moved our way. And yes, those hot days must be hard on the White Dog and The Other White Dog - they are so floofy!

We are glad that Milo is still doing the same - we would like her to be better but at least she isn't worse - we are still sending her lots of purrs and prayers. And it is so sweet that Quinn checks on her - he is such a good boy!

Prints the Cat said...

We hope Milo is doing okay now. Interesting she is smitten with Quinn!

Cappy the Eskie said...

That 90 degree weather is coming to Morgan Hill this weekend.

We'll have ice water in our dish and get fruit pops.

We like the idea of Prinnie's wading pool, but we would probably just drink from it.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie