UGH! The heat is driving me crazy. >< (I'm sure those of you in Arizona are thinking, "Pfft! She has no idea...") It hasn't been under 102 since summer started. I really like Texas, but GOSH! It's soooo hooot. Taking the dogs to parks with ponds/lakes is a great way to beat the heat, BUT, I just don't want to wash the lake-water-stink off that often. Thus, our outdoor trips are limited to wee-hours-of-the-morning trips soaked in mosquito repellant, or dog-friendly air conditioned stores. Which means gas....and my truck gets 10 miles to the gallon. So it's either confine ourselves to indoors, go across town to somewhere that allows dogs, or die of a heat stroke at the park....or wash the dogs several times a month after a lake trip. I want to get a pool but haven't gotten around to it nor do I need to spend the money on a good sized pool. So my fuzzy friends and I haven't been up to much of anything. Today we had a bath day, all 4 big dogs got a good bath. Z has class tonight which I'll be leaving for shortly. Mudflap's coming to work with me tomorrow(I suppose I can spill the beans...although formerly a Petsmart manager for a good period of time, I have stepped down yesterday for reasons I won't discuss...). She has an appointment with our best groomer. Just trimming a few crazy hairs, lol, and her groomer's been asking about her. As for my job, I'll be moving to a training position soon(yay!). It will work out better anyway with school starting towards the end of next month, so my life will be much less stressful. I feel better already. Anyway, straying from the point...it's HOT! Lol! So we're having to find things to do INDOORS. And boy is it difficult. :dogcool: Sooo, indoor accomplishments....TODAY I started teaching Mud to jump over Zeke. And she picked it up in about three tries. I've been debating who would be best to be the jumper....both know the command "jump" and will jump anything, BUT, Mud has a flawless stay and is more confident....Zeke is a little intimidated by another dog zooming over him, but likes jumping things more than Mud and does it easier. So I don't know, but I tried it with Mud and both did fine. But Z was a little unsure. He does trust Mud a great deal though, so I know we could work through that easily. I might be enrolling Mud in an advanced class soon. We'll see. Anywho...how's the weather in your part of the world?