Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot spots

The house has been a hot spot recently..100F+ temperatures. Sucks. But Shiloh has also been suffering from her own hot spot. The combination of old skin, aging joints, thick undercoat and hot temps..led to one nasty hot spot.
She is also very limber and can get around a Cone of shame easily and can get around the bite not collar..BUT she can't get around them both at one time. ;-) Of course, she was absolutely miserable while in this get up..but it healed.We have had a ton of dogs go through the house recently too. I don't have the cool overhead area to take photos, but this is the best I can do. Henry, Beau, Cali, Belle, Dana, Baxter and Pete lounge in the AC (missing is Yuki, Shiloh and Dante).Before the 100+ temps started, we played outside a bit. Yuki loves to run!
Baxter was occupied by a little orange butterfly. Look closely..NO butterflies were harmed in the making of these photosDana and Cali watch with boredom..The hummingbirds don't really care how many dogs we have in the yard. I am trying desperately to get 'that shot' but the heat has prevented me from trying a lot.Then the heat hit and we stayed inside a lot. the first group of boarders left and VEsta, Petey and Lulu came in. Petey loves this vantage point while Jason is cooking.Vesta chillsDana really wants the help of Nigel in this endeavor..We still have a few boarders, but the carpet showed the wear of the last few weeks. so a full steam clean day was in order. Dante thinks beds should be on recliners every day!
Hopefully, it will cool off at some point. Lots of birthdays and special days coming up next month!


Sue said...

What bliss having so many lovely dogs around you.

Hope your temps soon cool down.

houndstooth said...

How cool to have a houseful of hounds! Baxter and the butterfly completely cracked me up!

I envy those balcony shots, too! ;)

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Poor Shiloh! I hope she doesn't have any more hot spots and have to wear all that stuff. And I hope it cools down for you soon.

Love the butterfly shots:)

gyeong said...

Glad Shiloh doesn't have to wear the cone of shame anymore. Butterflies and hummingbirds. I need to get some more nature shots. Steam clean. We need it badly.

Angela said...

Love the pics of Baxter and the butterfly! It has definitely been way too stinkin' hot around here lately! I still prefer the summer over winter though :)

greytblackdog said...

Love that pic of Vesta. Fingers crossed Henry, Shiloh and Dante are feeling well in this heat.

IHateToast said...

you'll get that shot.

does it help you that i'm in two layers of jammies because my house is cold? omo's in his snood jacket.

i think you need to print out the one of baxter and the butterfly.

IHateToast said...

oh, and also the one of the cone-and-collar hell. that needs to be framed. neeeeeeds to be.