Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

Dolly inside a cool room!
This has been THE hottest summer that I can remember in 20 years in Maryland. We've now had three weeks where the high temperatures have reached the 100+ mark Fahrenheit. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Today), the heat index has been 116F, 119F, 118F and 101F respectively. There's no relief in sight either, as temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s over the next week here.
 - As a result, asphalt heats up to over 130F so we cannot walk the dogs after the early morning hours, until very late at night, when the sun is setting and it cools down. --- the Hot Asphalt would burn the skin on their paws...
think of walking barefoot on hot asphalt yourself.

Dolly about to give Daddy Tom a  big kiss!

Franklin recovering from paw surgery on a comfy bed

Sprite looking like an opossum!
 - So, here are a couple of pictures from this weekend of the dogs inside. We have let them outside in the back on the grass (which is a lot cooler) for about 5 minutes. Because Sprite, our 14 1/2 year old Dachshund/Chihuahua mix has a heart condition, the really bad air has been making him cough alot. It's also affecting Rob's asthma. Sigh!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14