Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dog days of summer

Just in time for the official beginning of summer, hot & humid temperatures hit Ohio this week.  That means minimal outdoor time for Brutus: along with the infamous intolerance of heat that Frenchies are known for, his nearly-black coat makes him a hot tamale in an instant.  His limited ability to cool off consists of unfurling his gloriously large tongue & panting like crazy.  Overprotective as always, I am constantly coming up with new ways to cool him off, from cool coats & swimming pools to ice blankets and cool-mats for his crate.  We even have a battery-powered fan we take with us when if there's a chance we'll be somewhere without air-conditioning to escape into.

My weekend post consists of some pictures from a short outing in the back yard yesterday - I picked an awful week to start invisible fence training, but we'll get it figured out eventually!  Gotta keep the Brute from running out & jumping into the cart of every golfer that goes by :)

Here's lookin' at ya!

Up to no good in the jungle.

Which frog is the lawn ornament? 



Martine said...

Oh brutie!! We love your tongue!! We posted some pics of Sugar's tongue today too!! Hope you have good luck with your invisible fence training!!

xo sugar & martine

Arena Mom said...

That first picture is really good! We will have the cornhole ready for next weekend!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Great tongue pics!!! Thanks for participating.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

SEDONA said...

good luck with your invisible fence training, Bruty!
You looked like you had lots of fun in your garden.
Stay cool!
Your pal,

Bijou said...

Hi Brutus,

Blogger is being bad again! I am trying to catch up on all the new postings. Take it easy and stay cool!

Wags & wiggles,