Friday, August 12, 2016

Feelin' Cool in the Pool on a Flashback Friday!

"What are you waiting for, Mom? Turn on the hose!"

We are in the middle of a sizzling heat wave here in upstate New York! Today the temperature was 93℉ with a heat index of 122℉! No weather for dogs, especially Siberian Huskies! While my Huskies were all relaxing inside the cool air conditioned house, with quick jaunts outside to do their business, take a quick splash in their pool, and quickly retur back to the cool confines of the house, my thoughts went to my sweet wooly angel Gibson. He did not like the warm weather, let along this brutal heat. Plus, being an Epi-dog, a canine epileptic, heat and overheating can trigger seizures, so keeping him cool was always a top priority, as is keeping all the Huskies cool. Oh, but he did love the pool! This photo is a flashback to three years ago, the summer of 2013, and is one of my favorite photos of Gib. When I pulled out one of the kiddie pools,washed it off, put it down on the deck and then turned around to pull some more hose length, I turned back around to find that Gibson had already made himself comfortable in the pool, just waiting for me to turn on the cool water! He was such a character! I know he is always with me and will always be part of our FiveSibes, but I miss him. This memory and photo will always tug at my heart, remind me how silly he was, and bring a warm smile to my face!

"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose; all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us." ~Helen Keller

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We are also joining in the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal & Rocco, Bionic Basil, our co-host, Owned by a Husky, and Barking from the Bayou! It's a special day as it's their 3rd Anniversary! Be sure to visit Rascal & Rocco checkout their Anniversary Giveaway and leave them some best wishes on this special day!


  1. Mom so wishes we would love the kiddie pool - she is sure Ciara would love the coolness if she would just give it a try.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. We had a kiddie pool and wouldn't use it so our mom gave it away. We love to swim in the stinky stream by our house, but clean water, yuck!!