We are surviving the Dog Days of Summer here at our house, but it is not a real fun time for dogs. Olivia can’t figure out why they call it dog days since dogs don’t even like it! It’s downhill to winter now, and we are looking forward to fun in the snow if we survive the summer.
Early mornings and evenings are the best time of day for us to be outside, but even then, the heat and humidity make it uncomfortable. Some simple sniffing is about enough activity for us…well for me and Bailie. Olivia still feels the need to run around like a crazy girl.
I often try to lie down and rest, but Olivia usually has other plans for me like coming at me full speed and jumping right on my tummy. This makes me a bit angry, but she is a puppy and doesn’t think about her actions before executing them.
She tears around the yard without thinking about the weather, then usually goes upstairs and drinks water like crazy. Mom always has a close eye on her since she doesn’t know how to behave in the heat.
It could be that Olivia has been watching some wrestling shows on TV because she loves to take big jumps and land right on top of me. I don’t find it very amusing. At twenty pounds she is quite heavy when she lands on me.
Now and then, I have to be the disciplinarian and show her some of my fangs. She thinks she is super tough, but she still has the baby fangs which are not worth much in a fangs dispute.
Sometimes Olivia and Bailie are outside together. Olivia gets on Bailie’s nerves always trying to get into her face. We try to tell her to stop it, but she won’t listen, and that irritates Bailie.
Poor Bailie is not happy about the heat and humidity, or a puppy in her face. Since she is supposed to be resting because of her leg, she spends most of the time inside in the A/C, and is not complaining about that right now.
Of course, surviving the Dog Days of Summer has to include a big old smack in the face from one of Olivia’s giant paws! She loves to hit with those monsters. Lucky for me, they are big but super soft! I think they are also a bit green from all the rain on a freshly mowed lawn!
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