Yeah today and till Halloween here in southeast Texas but I took Lucy and Sable to the park this afternoon anyway. One indicator of the heat is the number of other dogs at the park. None! Sunrise is the best time to take them but I just haven't had the opportunity lately. They love the water but as they splashed and rubbed up against me I could feel the water wasn't very cool. Their tongues were hanging low. When they head for the shade under the skimpy trees I know it's time to go.
I ordered one of these slipcovers for my sofa and it's not exactly a "sure-fit". I got tired of the king size comforter I kept on the sofa plus it is too much of a hassle to wash on a regular basis. With all things good there are downfalls and with having indoor pets keeping the home the way it once was is is one of them. It's a lost cause, especially since I have the pet door. There's no one to blame but myself. When my girls were puppies I thought it was so cute watching them attempt to get up on the furniture with me. Then I aided them by moving the ottoman next to the chair or sofa and laying a cushion on the floor giving them steps and, as a result, a welcome mat. By all indications from the photos below I am not alone in giving a pet a bit of freedom.
Yesterday, one of my girls or I guess both is possible peed on my rug. Now it's been several years since this has happened, especially when they can come and go as they please via pet door when I'm at home. I don't know what brought this about. I was working from home and it was thundering for hours but no rain. It was starting to wear on my nerves as well like battle fatigue in a war torn area. So I don't know if it was thunder that made them nervous or that I wouldn't let them down the hall to my office or what. At any rate, I hope it is not a trend. For their punishment, I took them for a ride .