As you know if you have recently raised a puppy, it takes a fair amount of dedication to tire a pup out and prevent the daily wacky chewy zippy demanding running about session, when nothing in the house is safe from being gotten into and said puppy is more often than not in your face, looking for attention, validation, engagement, comfort, and the other pleasures that puppies need from their companions. If you've ever lived in a place that regularly features 95+ degree heat and high humidity in the summer, then you can understand the challenges in getting adequate outdoor exercise for such a pup.
Fortunately, social and mental stimulation can be just as tiring as physical exercise. A day at Aunt Nancy's pool provides opportunities for plenty of both.
The only way to cool off in this heat is to be in the water as much as possible.
Everyone loves Pager, and my aunt and uncle would adopt her if they didn't travel so much.
She enjoys just relaxing and checking out the scene, and plotzing out when things get too exciting.
Much as I try to avoid hard physical labor except when absolutely necessary, I was not able to escape some duties as water taxi driver.
Fortunately, Genghis takes his duties as a lifeguard very seriously and kept us all safe.
While Genghis and I were hard at work, others had the day off.
After a few hours, even Pager seems to have had enough excitement! Rest, at last.
And in other news, we are very excited to announce the winner of last week's dogtagart.com giveaway. It's our friend Jodi Stone! Can't wait to find out which wacky dog tag she chooses.