Here in Ohio we are having a heat wave! Today is supposed to hit 92 with a heat index of over 100! Surely no Shetland Sheepdog was made for this kind of weather! I doubt that it ever gets up to 90 on the Shetland Islands - it's just crazy. The heat has really put the brakes on my agility training and on fun walks in the park (or fun walks any where for that matter)! Mom and I have still been taking our morning walks and it's already hot and sticky at 7:00AM. This morning mom got out my wading pool right after we got home from our walk. I am not a huge fan of the pool (I prefer to bite at the water streaming out of the hose). But I actually got in the pool and found it to be quite refreshing. After we got cooled down, we did practice a little agility and some obedience. Our final class with Deb is this Thursday and it's a mock novice obedience trial. When I took the class last time, I won the trial. So the pressure is on this time to better my performance. That's why we were practicing obedience too. I think I am better on everything except off-leash heeling. I like to lag behind mom. Well, especially when it's HOT!
Our water irises are blooming now. I am admiring them in the photo below. Aren't they a beautiful shade of purple? BTW, I look rather wilted, don't I?
We did a little yard work and gardening this morning and have been trying to stay cool in the house this afternoon. Hope you all are having a great weekend and staying cool too! We might get a break in the heat by Tuesday. I'll keep my paws crossed!
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