White Dog and Quinn didn't even argue when Steve told them that there was to be no bike riding (or Nature Center rabbit chasing) today. At 9 am it was already over 90 degrees and it was sweltering. Both pups had gone out to greet the morning on the deck as they usually do but had come back in almost immediately to lie on the cool tile and to drink never ending bowls of water. It was a day of minimal movement and much napping. White Dog thought she wanted to ride along to do errands in the mid afternoon but when Steve opened the car door and she felt the blast of heat from inside (despite the sunshade and the tree cover), White Dog headed back up the steps and asked to go back in the house. When he returned from volunteering, Michael wanted to take The Other White Dog for a walk until I asked him to slip off his sandal and walk out on the pavement...he yelped in pain and then clearly understood that a walk was not a good idea! An evening thunderstorm cooled things off slightly and now both White Dogs are anxious for a chance to go for a walk...we all joked that if this weather continued White Dog and TOWD will have to consider arising at sunset and sleeping during the day...What do you think of this title for the movie should that come to pass: Platinum Vampire Dogs of the Southwest?
P.S. Michael faced the dreaded "Witch of the Rescue Shelter" again today. We are happy to report that she had a much better attitude toward Michael and let him do his "work." When Steve picked him up she told Steve what a big help he had been. She didn't exactly apologize but Michael was thrilled that her "attitude" seems to have been adjusted correctly.