And that's a problem when the temperature climbs. Want proof? I've got just the thing (and just in time for Wordless Wednesday, as hosted by BlogPaws!).
I snapped these photos a little earlier this week, when the temperature was climbing into the double digits. The whole family, dogs and cats and humans alike, were relaxing in air-conditioned spaces or in the basement. I hopped up to get a cool drink from the fridge, and Sinead followed me. The room we're in during this photo shoot is not air conditioned, and it gets ample afternoon sun. So it was hot. Like really hot.
And yet, Sinead wanted me to throw that ball.
She absolutely would not give up until I threw it. And once was just not enough. As soon as I threw this thing, she brought it right back for another go.
Athletic little Boston terriers like this will run themselves into the ground, if you let them. And their need for play is stronger than their need for self-preservation.
In the summer, I have to make a point of playing with Sinead very hard at least once in an air-conditioned room, and I have to repeat that action in the evening when the air cools. If she can get in a few laps around the bed in mechanically cooled air and then a few laps in the yard under the moonlight, she's good to go. But without it, we have a hot maniac dog on our hands.
How well will she do in Phoenix, when we head to the BlogPaws conference?
I think we're all more than a little curious about that. I'll keep you posted!
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