It’s …. still hot here.
It’s …. still hot here.
I don’t often walk Conrad very far during the week because of school traffic, morning rush, and me not being a morning person coupled with having to drive to work at some point. However, I had Tuesday and Wednesday off this week!
So we got to walk to the park once all the school traffic evaporated. We had a very enjoyable stroll through the neighborhood park.
I am not sure what Conrad is looking at because his eye level is vastly different from mine. I suspect he is looking for rabbits and squirrels, which reasonably could indeed be found at Conrad’s eye level.
If you peep my social media, you’d have seen a sneak peek from a photo session Conrad had over the weekend. I have another appointment with the photographer in a few weeks to select the photographs and display options. I don’t have anything to share from this experience just yet, but I am really looking forward to seeing her work with Conrad as subject!
Yes, it’s Thursday. Just go with it!
Conrad has something pretty exciting coming up on Saturday, and I have a lot of vacation days coming up for the rest of the month. And *maybe* Eli’s recheck next Wednesday will go not too badly? I am ready for some real vacation time! I haven’t had but a few days here and there since work got less crazy (but not because of the relo) and I am most looking forward to being outside more and in a car less and at a desk less.
I am the worst blogger right now. Maybe after the end of the fiscal year I will be better at it?
Conrad is still adorable; Eli is still trotting straight lines. I have 3 4-day weeks in a row starting next week so maybe I will find the time to get a little more detailed about Eli’s progress. I am pleased with it so far, although it is a slow process.
Conrad had his grooming appointment yesterday and now he smells so clean and his fur is so soft.
I have had the last two days off work for a bunch of appointments, including Conrad’s grooming appointment, but we also had Eli’s recheck on Tuesday, so more to come on that topic tomorrow! I am not really looking forward to work tomorrow, but I moved everything I needed to on Monday to the new work (temporary) location, so I don’t have to worry about trying to organize any more moving, at least.
A few weeks ago, Xolo Boutique had some limited, flash sale coupons and while I wasn’t fast enough to get in on the biggest discount, I still got Conrad a collar (and me a bracelet to match) for an excellent price. He is definitely at the lowest end of the size range for this collar, so it’s not a snug fit, but his leash is never attached to his collar so it’s not like he’s going to slip out of it.
Anyway, IT’S SO PRETTY.
I love this color combo on Conrad. I may have ordered yet another blue harness solely to match this collar. And also possibly to use as his backyard harness because it’s a step-in harness that’s easy to get on. I’ll have to review it at some point, but so far I like it.
Back to the COLLAR, which is definitely more important right now.
Conrad doesn’t wear collars inside the house. But maybe he should?
He is very skeptical of my suggestion to wear a collar inside the house.
Xolo Boutique had some awesome flash coupon codes recently and I took advantage! I haven’t had a chance to get good pictures, but maybe by next Wednesday?
Posting here is taking a backseat right now — I just have too much going on, which I find somewhat annoying but that’s life. Hopefully in a few weeks things will settle down and I won’t feel so brain-fried (and I’m a little body-fried, too, to be honest).
Conrad and I do just fine in the heat because we stay in air conditioning. If we walk, it’s in the mornings, usually before 8am, before the pavement heats up. But because I’ve seen some idiots walking their dogs in the afternoons lately — when it is HOT AS F*** HERE — I thought I’d collect a little guide of links to pet safety tips for hot weather. It’s not exhaustive, just some stuff from reputable national organizations about keeping your pets in air conditioning, first aid for pets with heat stroke, not walking your pet on hot pavement, and not leaving your pet in a car that will basically become an oven in five minutes.
The heat wave forecast for basically the entire country was a second inspiration for this post — so check on horses and people, too.
Conrad is not a barn dog by any stretch, so I don’t worry about keeping him cool while I am at the barn. Here are some pictures of him enjoying a Milkbone, in a chair, in the air conditioning:
I like how his eyes get a little crazy when he chomps on a treat.