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.
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"