rileysyear

A year in the life of our Miss Riley

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

on July 8, 2015

It is INSANELY humid here right now. You almost have to push through a wall of humidity when you leave the house — and Miss Riley has to be coaxed to do it. In general, when she pants these days, it either means pain, heat, thirst, or have to go. Sometimes all four. Today she didn’t move from in front of her little fan, unless she absolutely HAD to go out, and she held it for as long as she could each time, the increase in panting clueing me in.

But at least she only had to go out to go out. I had to attend two virtual meetings today outside, sitting in the meager shade of the back stoop with my laptop and phone, because of all the renovation noise inside. I was completely drenched just sitting still.

Summer: it’s not for elderly black Labs or their middle-aged redheaded servants.

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One response to “It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

  1. Those fans are amazing. We have our fair share around here. The humidity has been awful … knocks you over when you step outside. Hopefully it will ease for your all soon.

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