Today it will be HOT.

Many of you are experiencing hot weather right now.  I’m not a fan, mostly because I have animals.   So today, I will probably spend time making sure they are as comfortable as possible.  I already burned out my swamp cooler (it was probably on its last legs anyway) but I do enjoy making sure they have cool water during the hottest hours, and that they can have a run through the sprinklers (me holding up a hose with a nozzle) if they desire (some do, some don’t).

Finn and Missy Miss in front of my now defunct swamp cooler. They were loving it for as long as it lasted.


I love these happy endings

The nail color is photoshopped… but I thought it was cute! Courtesy: Howie the Crab

Just look how relaxed he is… feet dangling. Love this.

Before all the modern equipment and climbing gear, I bet this spot was a huge temptation for people to become creative.

I know this is probably AI, but I do love it.

This photo was taken of San Francisco’s Cliff House in the 1950s. This was before I was born… but it still holds true for me because I remember it like this… The Cliff House was just 5 mins from where I grew up. We would go up two blocks, hit the ocean and go right a few blocks. The Zoo was around there, too. We could ride our bikes up there but we didn’t because it was so windy. Funny… in SF, we lived right near the beach but no one went there. It was cold and too dangerous. The rip tides were epic. Our parents warned us to never go into the ocean. Everyone knew not to go near Mother Nature here. But anyway, this pic is nostalgic for me because all those buildings are gone now.  (PS, a rare warm day in this area of SF.  I grew up in fog.)

OMGosh these two are so adorable. Mama is so proud and baby is so squished!

Made me laugh. It is a regular sized tack room door, I’m sure.

A very loved up wild family. Credit: Dakota grown horses

Yes, please… although I don’t like breakfast food … Hubby does!

This is Tahoe. I live an hour away. I need to go there more often. Hubby bought me a season pass at a local ski area for 2025 so I better heal up fast!!

Anyone?… If I lived closer, I’d take all the dogs de Bordeaux (within reason). I sure loved my English mastiffs.

Yes! If this was an AirBnB, I’d book it!

Perfect. A perfect image.

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2 comments have been posted...

  1. Karen Bringol

    Lone Star Dog Ranch and dog rescue is an awesome organization located in tte Dallas, TX area. They have a cage free boarding facility, it has a pond for the dogs to swim. They also do rescues, mostly Frenchies and Dog De Bordeaux, but also other breeds. Mostly from puppy mills, but from shelters, owner surrenders. They do adopt out of state but you have to come pick up your new best friend. Lots of folks drive or fly in from all over the US, rent a vehicle to drive home.

  2. Bunny

    Check often for a horse panting and not sweating even if they are in the shade. Over my lifetime with horses I somehow acquired a couple with anhidrosis. One was my beloved driving pony (silver dapple!), and during 100 degree afternoons even in the shady breezy barn area he needed to be cool-water (not ice cold) showered for about 15 minutes out of every hour. Horse gods need to send cooling air over every state west of the Rockies.

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