Saturday, August 1, 2009

What a Day

In simple words "Today Sucked".  I love heat, but it has been too much lately.  It is way too hot to do anything let alone train dogs.  Our air conditioner could not keep up with the heat lately and especially today.  Today it reached 106 and probably hotter in the direct sun.  Our house was up to 86 degrees inside with the AC running.  I turned it off as it was just wasting energy. 
The puppies were whining and crying and I could not figure out why.  Skarlet was in there for them to nurse on, but they wanted none of that.  I would put them near her and they would slither away.  I finally figured out that they were WAY too hot.  I got the snack size ziploc bags and filled them with crushed ice.  I then wrapped them in a thin blanket and put a rubber band around them.  I place 5 or 6 in the pen and the puppies quickly flocked to them.  They were laying on top of the ice bags for quite some time.  The instant they cuddled up with the ice they were quiet.

I took these pictures of the puppies this morning.  I actually got up and took individual pictures, but I did not like a single one.  They were very washed out.  I went to the store and got 2 different color fabrics for tomorrows pictures.  I either do it in the morning or it doesn't get done at all.
I changed the bedding in the puppy pen, so the puppies got to hang out for a while.  I did get these cute pictures of the gang together.

Jetta is already getting some freckles.

I saw that they forcasted for thunder and lightning with rain tonight.  I saw the clouds come over, but nothing was looked promising.  All of a sudden the skies opened up and the storm let go.  We had lightning everywhere and then a major downpour.  The temps instantly dropped 20 degrees and the wind picked up.  After the rain ended I opened all of the window.  YEAHHHH!!

The sunset after the storm.