I know the worst of the heat is going - thnak God - but I thought it would be useful to get some tips for the next time on ways to survive the heat. For Jukes who loves ice I started adding ice cubes to his bowl of water to keep it cold and give him something to crunch on. Then I started to offer him flavoured ice (I just froze some fruit in the ice like a raspberry or a bit of melon) which he loved. Jukes also took part in several water fights (someone had arranged a huge one - 42 people and 3 dogs king of huge!), and of course swimming was a frequent activity. He didn't get half the amount of walks he's used to because it was just so hot! So we had to substitute with lots of tricks training and swimming in the pool - when it got really hot I let him have a go on the running machine - he would stay on it for all of five minutes before wondering off to investigate something else *sigh*.