The Dog Days of Summer*

Damn, it is hot! The last few days, we had temperatures of 106ºF (41ºC) here in the northern part of the DFW Metroplex. The next few days suppose to reach 108/109ºF (42/43ºC), before we get a break and hopefully some rain. Every night, when I water my home garden I also refill the bird baths. One of them, I put lower to the ground. The bunnies and other critters need water in this heat, too. My pets are “lazy” all day, and they won’t move a muscle until 7 PM. When I tell Lexi and Luis to go for a short potty break outside, they look at me as I had stolen their milk bones. Lexi goes in our bedroom, while Luis cools off on our leather couch.

*Original meaning behind “The Dog Days of Summer”:
When Sirius (the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major/Greater Dog, therefore called “The Dog Star”, rises with the Sun on those hot Summer mornings, we call the days from early July until the End of September “The Dog Days of Summer”.

Finley (2007 – 2017)

It has been a year, since Finley walked across the rainbow bridge to meet his buddy Ranger on the other side. Yes, it has been a year already. And it is still very hard for us to accept that he’s not with us anymore. *sigh* … I made a little collage of remembering Finley.

R.I.P. Best cat, who thought he was a dog!

T.G.I.F.

Since we had a holiday on Wednesday, the week went by quick. But it was very busy. I’m glad the weekend has arrived. And now, we all can chill. On the other hand, Chewbacca looked at me like: “What??? It’s already Friday, again? Daddy will work in the kitchen. And he will make too many noises sanding the cabinets. Oh boy, there goes my weekend!” 😀

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“What are you saying? It’s already Friday, again?”

Joshua On The Prowl

Sneaky Joshua got out the door, when Sara let the dogs in the backyard this morning. First he checked out the neighbor’s yard. But when he heard Sara playing outside, he came right back. Two birds sat on our roof. Joshua wouldn’t be a cat, if he was not on one of his hunting sprees. So, he climbed up the tree and jumped on top the roof. Of course, the birds were smart and flew off. Joshua used the opportunity of his freedom and stayed on a roof a little bit longer, before he came done the tree and jumped in my arms.

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Joshua enjoys his outdoor freedom on our roof.