Friday, August 10, 2018

Dog Days of Summer on a Flashback Friday!

Flashback Photo: Summer of 2016

Who remembers that Mungo Jerry song written by Ray Dorset, that goes, "In the summertime when the weather is hot..?" (I bet you have an earworm, now)! Well, this summer has been among record breakers here in the Hudson Valley of New York and in between braving the almost unbearable thick wall of 100% humidity days with the thermometers reaching 98, 99, and 100 degree before the heat index, we barely managed to leave the air conditioned house to step outside for some of that hot air. 

With Huskies, while ours do love to laze around inside, they also really need to get out and stretch their legs. So during those brief intermittent times of being let outside, I'd just turn on the hose, and like the photo of Wolf above, let the cool mist float over their faces and bodies before spraying down the deck and filling up their kiddie pool to let them get some fun and cool exercise, splashing around to shake off the heat of the day. Then, feeling refreshed, we all retreat back inside, tracking wet paw and foot prints behind us until a few hours later when we do it all again. 

Did I hear someone say Autumn?!

I came across this poem that the author wrote about Summer days with his own pack, and really loved it. Hope you will enjoy it, too.




Dog Days of Summer
by Eric Paeplow

"As the summer sun
Raises high in the sky
Noses lift to sniff the breeze
As it drifts slowly by
With squinting eyes
And twitching nose
And the warmth of the ground
Beneath our toes
We lie here and rest
And soak in the sights
Keeping a watchful eye
For squirrels and birds that fly
And as we lie and rest
In the long cool grass
We raise our eyes to the sky
And watch, as the clouds drift slowly past
As we warm our bones and feet
And spend the dog days of summer
Soaking in the sun and drifting off to sleep"





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11 comments:

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    1. Too hot! What's a pup to do?! Bring on the Autumn they say! Stay cool!

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  2. Oh yes, the coolness of autumn would be such a blessing.. it's such a shame it heralds cold wet winters. Great that you had the hose on though, we just had cold floors and fans... and that was at night MOL
    Have a great and cooling week...
    ERin

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  3. Only 43 days until the official arrival of autumn, but whose counting? 😊

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  4. It has been cool and foggy in San Francisco this year, not many really hot days thank goodness so Layla is a happy girl. Stay cool and I love the idea of the kiddie pool it sounds like so much fun for them. Thanks for the blog hop

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  5. Mom Kim here - I did better getting my post up earlier today but just now getting a comment in. Here in Kansas we are right there with you on the high temps and high humidity - it's AWFUL! My Ladiez go out long enuf to take care of business, MAYBE sniff around a little then back in the house and the a.c. plus a ceiling fan - that's during the day. In the evenings, once the sun goes down temps are a little nicer. So looking forward to this Fall. We also have a kiddie pool but the Ladiez don't care for it and the water from the hose would be like rain which they don't like either - a couple of sissies for sure

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  6. Mom Kim here - I did better getting my post up earlier today but just now getting a comment in. Here in Kansas we are right there with you on the high temps and high humidity - it's AWFUL! My Ladiez go out long enuf to take care of business, MAYBE sniff around a little then back in the house and the a.c. plus a ceiling fan - that's during the day. In the evenings, once the sun goes down temps are a little nicer. So looking forward to this Fall. We also have a kiddie pool but the Ladiez don't care for it and the water from the hose would be like rain which they don't like either - a couple of sissies for sure

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  7. I think you guys are getting some serious weather. STAY COOL!

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    Thank you for your support of the hop. A big move for us but a real honour!

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  8. Nice summertime flash back, and thanks for the earworm:) We are tired of the heat - bring on the cool temps of fall.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  9. I am so over this heat! Ugh.

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  10. We are looking forward to autumn here as well. It hasn't been too hot this summer, but always look forward to the changing leaves in September and October

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