Monday, August 3, 2009

Drought in Dog Woods ...


It's been two weeks since it rained. If it not been for the showers and water the Chief faithfully gives us each day, we'd be wilting for sure ... just like the grass on the lawn *pant*pant*pant* She's even starting putting blocks of ice in our water! Just to cool us down ...

Thanks to the heat, we've been somewhat sluggish of late. Most days are spent snoozing ... one siesta session after another. What's making the Chief concern is that we're not really into our dinner ... honestly with the heat who has the appetite to eat? Even the Chief's been gulping down bottles of chilled water. So really our esteemed two leggeded is merely being a silly worry wart!

To make up for our inactivity during the day time we've all turned nocturnal. Talk about pawtying till the wee hours of the morning ... of course, we're considerate enough to keep the noise down. Unless of course there's a stranger lurking about nearby.
The Chief wonders if it's the same with other furry readers i.e. the not eating, the lethargy ... but come night time we're quite our enthsiastic playful selves ... is it a universal thing or is it merely the effect of the humid equatorial heat on Dog Woods Pack?


  1. My boy dogs were very impacted by the weather and wouldn't eat much in the summer. The girls? Too hard to tell. We've only had a few really miserably hot days, and lots of rain...

  2. We'll trade you some rain! We've had storms for the past week.

    We feel the heat though too. Marge had a stretch of days early in the summer where she didn't want to do anything at all. I was worried about her, but it was just her way of coping with the heat.

  3. Some of mine don't eat as much during very hot weather. Some are gluttons and eat no matter what. They do drink a lot more in the heat and enjoy cool treats. I give them cold carrots or apple slices and cold yogurt and of course watermelon.

  4. We could certainly send some rain to your from the UK - we have torrents of it!
    Seriously though we know us dogs don't like it too hot. We are sure your appetites will soon return when things cool down - just make sure you keep drinking!!!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  5. Hi buddies! I never ever lose my appetite....even when it is hot. But I think that is a pug thing.
    We have had tons and tons of rain here - want me to ship some to you?

  6. We aren't big on losing our appetites but it sure is hot and humid! Of course, we're indoor dogs and Jan feeds us in the morning and an hour or two before sundown, then walks us before dark -- or tries to before dark.

  7. we have been very active at night too due to the heat - mommy has taken to running at night with us too

    Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

  8. Yes, ours don't like the heat, not that we really have to worry about that over here.

  9. Sorry it has been so furry unkhomfortable fur all of woo...


  10. Oh yes, we usually do see a cutback in the food intake here with the warmer weather. In the winter it is just the opposite. Hope you can get some relief soon.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  11. Hi, friends!
    Here is very hot too! I take lots of naps in front of the fan but my appetite is the same! Oops!
    Stay cool!
    Kisses and hugs

  12. Must be the heat -- during the heat wave here nobody did much, either, and it wasn't even that bad, at least at the coast!

  13. Sorry to hear about your dog days of summer, Tuffy & Crew. Try chomping on some ice cubes, it works for me!
    Your pal,

  14. Sounds like the heat to us, Zac was a bit like that with the eating when we had it hotter here.

    We hope it cools down for you soon and you are all back to your normal doggie selfs..:-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  15. Yes we could do with a bit less shame we cannot send you some of our rain ;-)

    Wizz :-)

  16. We pretty much like to nap all the time.

  17. Ooh, Tuffy - we're in winter here down on the other side of the world so I can't say! But I have to say, I pretty much sleep 18hrs a day, regardless of the weather! But I ALWAYS have great appetite!! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  18. Hmmm.. maybe because it's cooler at night and less uncomfortable, hence the increase in activity level?

    It's time for Frosty Paws.. if you don't have the receipe, email me.. it's really yummy!! My email is

  19. Ugh! I hate the heat. I agree with Huskee and Hershey, it's time for Frosty Paws!!!


  20. Oh, it's universal. Lowdogs get excited for their walk, then about 10 minutes into it, they're over it. It's about as fun as walking a slug on a string.

    xo lowdogs