Monday, July 25, 2016

Coping with the Heat Wave

It has been HOT over here on the East Coast, and weather forecasters are saying the high temps will continue through the end of July! Chewy's preferred temperature range is 60°F and below, so he is rather displeased with this!

The easiest way for Chewy to keep cool is to stay home with the air conditioner on. He likes to lay on the floor tile, hug the metal bar stools, and lounge on the leather couch - all surfaces that are cool to the touch.

Bar stool for Chewy!

Napping on his favorite couch

He goes out to potty just a few feet away from the door and then hurries back in to resume chilling in the air conditioning.

But lounging around at home all day gets boring, and a cooped up pup needs exercise and mental stimulation! So, I try to take him out sometimes, preferably early or late in the day when temperatures are (marginally) cooler, and sticking to shady areas.

Staying hydrated is a top priority in the heat for both humans and pups, so bringing water on every outing is a necessity.

Just gonna stay here by my water bowl!

If we walk along the shoreline, he tries to jump into the stinky bay to escape the heat.


When we get home, I set up his kiddie pool so that he can cool off. Here he is getting poolside beverage service while waiting for the pool to fill:

But instead of walkies, Chewy would much rather travel in the air conditioned car...

...and go shopping!


  1. It has been super hot and we have not ventured outside for more than a few minutes at a time. We are so bored sometimes. Glad Chewy has found his cool spots but I think my favorite is his pool, with poolside beverage service!

  2. We hate it too, we are in Michigan and it has been really hot here too. Bring on Fall! DakotasDen

  3. Chewy,
    You are in the pool OMD how cool is that!!!
    Did you really get to go to HD?
    I keep telling my dad to take me there too.
    Keep cool my friend.
    xo Astro

  4. Looks like you've got some great ways for Chewy to stay cool! Sheba loves the leather furniture or the cool wood or tile floor best. Or a good swim at the local lake - that is definitely the best!

  5. We were great fans of Petsmart and bookstores in Arizona - anyplace the pups could see something different and stay indoors.

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble