The weather is starting to get hot so that means that I have to be up by 6am in order to walk my furry kids. Why? Well, some dogs, like Walter, the handsome Aussie, can easily overheat and burn his pads/paws, and even dogs like Bella and Alex with short white hair can get hurt.
The most attention and care need to be directed to dogs that have long, dark hair, seniors, and flat-faced breeds.
Once we got back from our walk, we went to the deck to get cleaned up. Walter did not want to pose for this picture, but my girls were game. I always clean him up first in order to get him back inside right away.
Once inside, Walter enjoys hanging out in the kitchen where he can find cool tiles to relax on. Is it too hot to walk? Yes, it is if you decide to take your morning walk after 9am. But you can still safely walk your dog as long as you make some changes to your schedule. Enjoy your walks with your furry kids.
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Tagged dogs, hydrate, Kitchen, seniors, summer, walks, Weather
There are a few things I truly dislike, and one of those happens to be rainy/snowy days like the one we had today in Maryland. I always tell my girlfriend, “I hate this kind of weather,” but to my surprise this was one of the few times I did not feel like that.
I looked at Alex, who seemed to be enjoying her bed rest, and I was grateful for having her in my life and for all the laughter and joy she brings to my pack.
I, then, took a look at Walter, my current walking partner and saw how content he was just hanging out in the kitchen with us. I think he believes he was helping with dinner and to be honest, who am I to tell him otherwise, right?
Cynthia, as always, was busy cooking something very delicious: chicken breast. Ok., now I am really grateful. Why? She always cooks delicious meals. I hate to cook.
This is our deck. In the morning it was snowing, but after a few hours the little bit of snow we had was melted by the rain.
Walter decided that patrolling the kitchen for “intruders” would be better than just watching Cynthia cook.
Walter, our sous chef and guard dog
After patrolling the kitchen, Walter got a little tired and decided to take a break in the dining room. Walter is a great sous chef, walking partner and guard dog. He barks at anything and anybody he believes to be a threat. Australian Shepherds are working dogs with a strong herding and guarding instincts. Walter fits that profile, but he is also amazingly sweet and loves hugs. With all these amazing beings around me, how can I not be happy and grateful for having them in my life? Yes, even a rainy/snowy day can be a wonderful day. It all depends on how you look at it.
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Tagged Australian Shepherd, Chef, Cooking, home, Kitchen, Maryland, Pets