The Heatwave

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We’re living a heatwave, we have those every year here. But this is not any kind of heatwave, it’s an exotic, extreme, tiring, heatwave! Over 35 frigging degrees!

I hate it! Even Dennis, and he’s a California guy, finds it difficult, and that’s saying something!

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I’m spending the day finding the coolest spot in the garden. I don’t even have the energy to chase the intruder the “Irritating Strutting Pigeon”. Can you believe that?

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I even sleep on the stone, yes, it’s that bad.

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Some days the garden is too hot, so I sleep under the table. That’s actually one of my favourite summer hang outs, it’s cool and the table has a perfect head rest.

Obviously nothing compared to my favourite Cloud7 Bed. What can I say, a Boxer girl’s gotta to do what a Boxer girl’s gotta do.

Comfort is not the main concern.

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My newly inaugurated sleeping spot, A.K.A. “The Comfortable Chair” does not appear as inviting anymore.

These days I prefer the floor. I know, it seems crazy, but there you go.

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MC and Baby L spend the day in our garden. Apparently their house is a furnace. We nap together in the shade.

FYI, I’m not really sleeping, as a guard dog my duty is to make sure no intruder annoys her. Yes, the garden can be full of them!

Who? Off the top of my head: The “Irritating Strutting Pigeon” (Yes, for Baby L I’ll make the supreme effort to chase it)

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Dennis wants me to swim. ALL the time! “Come here Felicia, swim with me it’s fun”.

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He even tried to lure me into the water with toys… Pathetic, nobody’s fooling me! I’m not that stupid.

There is one problem though, I have no idea how to retrieve my toy…

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I sulk at the end of the pool, under the flowers, at least it’s cooler there.

No Dennis I’m NOT swimming with you!! And stop throwing my toys in the water!

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Dennis is not the only one who wants me swimming, NC has been at it over and over agin. He even carried me into the pool,

“Look Felcia, it’s really nice, and lots of fun”. People, listen: NO SWIMMING! And why’s everyone talking about fun? Let me decide what qualifies as “fun”!

I was very calm…in appearance, and only because I love NC. On the inside I was furious, how dare he, just because he’s strong!

I forgave him, well yes, I’m a softie when it comes to love.

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Of course “Little Ms perfect Lego” swam like a fish. It’s MC’s Yuna watching her.

Sadly she had to leave for Fairyland early. I’ve been told she was especially sweet to everyone. She was also avon Adreashöhe‘ Boxer.

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Veronica, who does not understand a dog’s heat philosophy of sleeping, resting and more sleeping dragged me to agility! The nerve of her!!  Nobody in their right mind does that!

In protest I didn’t even run, I walked between the obstacles, very slowly, glaring at her.

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In her defence, she sprayed me with water, and had a water bowl at all times. I even have a water bowl in the car.

I LOVE being sprayed! It’s like my private SPA service. The spray really cools me down. But you don’t need to share this information with Veronica. I like her to feel bad at times.

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I still need my exercise, we have a variety of “Heat wave walks”:

We walk through the woods, it’s cooler here. I love it, there are plenty of very interesting odours and loads of cool insects.

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We take evening walks through the nature habitat.  Veronica tells Dennis they might see a Boar at this time of the day. What’s a boar?

They seemed worried for my safety, do boars eat dogs? Are they huge? But I’m not scared, oh no just…you know… a tad concerned.

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We walk down by the lake, on the jetty. It’s a little windy and there are amusing ducks everywhere.

I could chase them, yes, I can jump into the water if I want to! I just prefer to leave that task to Bird dogs, like Golden retrievers. Remember, I’m a guard dog!

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We walk to the beach, I love to wade around searching for fish. No need to swim. Anyhow swimming is highly overrated, everybody knows that!

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One morning Veronica forced me to come with her on a walk at 6 AM!! Yes, you heard me: 6 AM!

That’s inhuman! Somebody needs to call animal control. Is walking your dog that early even legal? Dennis would NEVER to that!

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I’m sick and tired of this heatwave. You know what, I’ll just stay here, yes that’s it, I’m not moving out of this spot until it’s over!

And Dennis stop calling me and throwing toys in the pool!

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