Thursday, June 09, 2011
Global warming with Dog
News people are saying here that what we now consider a hot summer will pass as a cooler summer by the middle of this century. I’m glad I’ll be dead by then because this heat is no fun at all.
Last night I took Dog down to one of the snowmaking ponds for a swim. Now that he’s 10, I didn’t want him pulling some of his antics from his earlier years, so I kept him on his long lead while he swam. When he was younger, he’d try to chase the resident geese by swimming after them, a fool’s adventure if ever there was one. And then he’d get so tired and swim so far that I feared he wouldn’t make it back to the shore.
I didn’t want any of that to happen this time, so I kept him leashed. The photo today is after he’d taken his initial swim but before he took his second or third or fourth swim of the evening. Eventually, he got wet all over, and he was relegated to the back deck until he dried off. In this heat that didn’t take very long. Is winter ever coming??