Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dog Days

It's about a thousand degrees out today, with humidity at five hundred percent, at least. So where does our auxiliary dog, Shea, wish to hang out? Outdoors in the full, blazing noontime sun.

This Puerto Rican import (adopted from Adirondack Save-A-Stray seven years ago) eschews all shade and prefers to bake in the sun, no matter how hot. Please notice, she's not even panting.

Our primary dog, however, comes from northern Germanic roots (she's a Spitz, now called an American Eskimo Dog.) And while her foolish friend bakes outside, Daisy wisely seeks out a cool bare wood floor indoors, near an air conditioning vent.

Different strokes for different folks.

Today, I'm sticking with Daisy.

Daisy was adopted from the good folks at the SPCA of Upstate New York in Queensbury about eight years ago.