Friday, July 9, 2010

Hot Dog

It's been crazy hot here, high humidity to boot.  That being said, you can't stay inside (hibernating in the A/C) all the time.  We went swimming a few days ago as a cool way to give the Frenchies some exercise.  For the holiday weekend we packed up Big Earl and headed up to Lake Erie hoping for some cooler temps there.  It was still hot (like 95-100F hot!), but at least Brutus got to try out a new way to show off his snazzy red lifevest!

Paul 's family enjoys boating, and humored me by letting Brutus come along out on a boat trip.  Safely fastened into his vest, he eagerly hopped on board.

Turns out that Big Earl isn't all that Captain Paul can maneuver!

All clear up here Dad - let's go!!

For some reason Brutus preferred to look where we had been instead of where we were going!

Not a bad view, I guess

My lame attempt at getting a photo of me & Brutus (his ears blown back by the wind).

It was even hot on the boat.  Had to hold Brute over the side & dip him in the water a few times to help cool down (that handle on the back of the vest comes in really handy!)

Brutus: chief of security on land or sea!

Soon it was time to head back in (we were all baking out there, honestly).

Back at the dock, Paul made sure Brutus got onto dry land safely.  Hey, honey - that's some pretty funny-looking luggage you've got there!  See, I told you that handle is a great feature!!

Starting today we are supposed to get a break from the heat, although the humidity shows no sign of improvement as of yet.   Thank goodness for air-conditioning, or this would be truly unbearable for the Frenchies.  A quick note to say that despite all our light-hearted posts, I do take keeping them cool & safe very seriously.  All their activity outside is closely monitored, as is their time in & around the water.  Hope you are all keeping safe and comfortable, have a great weekend!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

NICE Lake Erie trip. My life vest works JUST like that. hehe
It was 99 down here yesterday.

Unknown said...

Brutus! Oh my dog They made you into a PURSE!

Other than THAT disturbing piktur..the boat ride looked beautiful. Too bads it was so hot


houndstooth said...

What a nice way to cool off! We used to go out on the boat with my dad a lot, but the Asian Carp invasion has pretty much put an end to boating on the river here.

Kapitein Haakje said...

we wanna have a boat to

El'bow & Hauwii

George The Lad said...

Hey Brutus don't blame you looking out the back of the boat, you don't get wind in your eye's, that's a funny shot of you being a carry case, beats walking on a hot day.
See Yea George xxx

Kitty+Coco said...

Oh how funny. Brutus your board straight legs in the "durse (dog-purse)" is hilarious.
We are very confident that your mom takes excellent care of you in this heat. Always trust a mother's intuition right? We do.
We are trying out our grandpawrents big pool this weekend. Not sure how it will go..

Kitty and Coco

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

What a great adventure and wow that handle is pretty cool!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Kari in Alaska said...

that really is a very useful handle

genji said...

My lazy guys think it's a greyt idea to be carried around like a suitcase.

Tucker said...

Oh Noos... my lifevest has that handle thing too. Do you think Dad's gonna carry me like your dad'd carrying you?

woof - Tucker

Lorenza said...

Hi, Brutus!
Sure you had a great boating time!
I love the "pretty funny-looking luggage "picture"
I know your mom takes good care of you always!
Here is very hot too. Sooo... short walkies and pool time after them!
Kisses and hugs

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee! Brutus, we were thinking you were looking quite snappy in your life jacket until we saw the picture of you being carried like a suitcase. Um, I guess not a bad way to travel, but totally undignified! ;-)

You could always come visit us - it's only in the low 80s, and no humidity.... Mom is threatening to take me swimming tomorrow. I have no idea what she is talking about. I think I like your boating idea much better!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Bijou said...

Wow Brutus. You and Carmen are furry brave. I don't like getting in the water but a boat ride might be fun. It looks like you all are having a terrific summer!


Anonymous said...

Um, I'm gonna make sure that my mom doesn't see that suitcase picture. I don't want her getting any funny ideas, you know.

I'm very much glad you had such a good time on the boat. I've never been on one but I'm not sure I would like it very much.

Wiggles & Wags,

Anonymous said...

Um, I'm gonna make sure that my mom doesn't see that suitcase picture. I don't want her getting any funny ideas, you know.

I'm very much glad you had such a good time on the boat. I've never been on one but I'm not sure I would like it very much.

Wiggles & Wags,

Molly the Airedale said...

We've never been on a boat before, Brutus! We've walked by them many times on Nantucket but we were never invited aboard! You're very lucky!
Love your suitcase picture!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ann said...

Brutus you are so lucky to get on a boat and out on a lake in the middle of the humid summer. I am envious! You look great in that wet suit by the way...wink wink...

Scooter said...

Looks like you would be a great captain of the boat, you had things all under control!! I would try and not let them carry you that way!!! LOL


Amber and Nala said...

How fun Brutus! I would be very scared of a boat...I am impressed with your bravery. That lifejacket sure is cool!


Daisy Dog said...

Frenchie suitcase, or purse, very cute!! We have been having unseasonably cool weather here in So Cal. (knock on wood) it stays that way!

Oskar said...

Yeah, we've had the same weather here in Michigan. It finally got a little cooler this weekend.

Brutus, you get to have some really cool adventures.

My people laughed & laughed about your dad carrying you like that!

I'm having an All About Your People day Friday 7/16 on my blog. I'd love for you to click over & check it out so you can post!

the booker man said...

brutus, dude, that ride in the boat looked totally funsies!! i would be lookin' out the back of the boat just like you. i have a question, though? how do you feel about being carried around by your life jacket handle?!
the booker man

Pat Wahler said...

That last picture made me laugh. Brutus looks like he just came from the taxidermist!

Keep cool!


Unknown said...

Note to self: remember to "borrow" suitcase for future post on dog transportation.