Friday, June 20, 2008

Seeking refuge in air conditioned offices

Louise was in the office today and at lunch time we walked over to City Hall, which according to google maps is a mere 1.7 km away. Anyway, that means roughly two miles of walking in the late morning sun.

Louise doesn't do well in the heat.

She did pretty good on the walk though. We kept to the shady side of the streets and more importantly, the less busy ones that had fewer cars on them. Along the way we met an interesting little Boston Terrier who laid on the sidewalk waiting for Louise to approach. She moved quickly though, so it was not easy to get a good photo.

When we got back to the office, Louise ran straight to the water bowl to cool down. She then proceeded to lay down close to my desk to take a nap. That's when I took the above photo. One thing I found interesting is that last weekend we got her a Pet Blinker to hang from her collar - it's great at night because it makes her more visible. Anyway, I guess it came on when she flaked out, you can see it as the purple-ish glowing thing hanging around her neck. It's a great idea, but the implementation leaves a few things to be desired, namely an on-off switch would have been nice. Currently to turn it off we have to unscrew it a bit, which makes it loose. Still, I think it looks cool. Maybe Deal Extreme will have a cheaper/better version.


Sandy said...

I know how she feels! We've been flooded out of work (I live in Iowa City, Iowa) for a week and have been warned that next week the buildings on the university campus will vary from stone cold to boiling hot as they get the air handling system repaired.

Was the movie taken the same day? She seems to be panting a lot.

iTripped said...

Yeah, that was taken on the same day. It's pretty normal for the warmer half of the year. When summer is in full strength we typically soak her down before her walks and bring water.