Monday, June 5, 2023

Mischief Monday - Too Hot

While we continue to pee in the house (it is a work in progress), the most mischief was caused by the heat.

It was unseasonably warm here last week. It was around 32C/90F when our seasonal expectations would be about 20C/68F. Of course our bodies had no time to adjust, as the previous week we had frost (meaning the temperatures were at freezing).

Lady's car read 40C/104F when she got it in at work one day!

It didn't cool down enough at night so by Friday night, our house that is air conditioning free, got up to about 27C/80F. Fortunately on Friday night the temperature dropped (and the storms missed us) and the house fell to 20C/68F overnight.

The province is under a complete fire ban and we watched the fire helicopters looking for fires in the hills and woods around us. It was a combination of cool and scary. As you may remember in May 2021 there was a small forest fire very close and we watched the water plans on our lake. 

We kept cool enough by going to the lake, going on shorter walks/outings and learning to drink from the bucket Lady was filling to water her flowers.

Ice cold hose water, may be the best

Temperatures look seasonal for the next week, so you don't have to worry about us melting!


  1. we saw it in tv and we pray for all the peeps and pets and the wildlife...

  2. Yikes - that is way too hot for man or pup!

  3. we have been at 90 a few days but that is normal for us and we have AC in cars/homes. I prefer 68 myself. my comfort level is 65 to 76 and would choose that for year round if i could. the strange thing about Beau is he will not drink water in the yard, not in a bucket or a bowl or any container. at the park, I tried pouring bottled water into a dog bowl and he would not drink until we got home. he has a few odd habits. prayers for fire safety for you and hope you get rain to help with the dry that causes fires.

  4. Hari OM
    Yeah, it's been a bit 'unseasonal' here in the Bonny Land too (and we have even had a raging scrub fire that lasted days). Not that I am complaining, given the work to be done... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Good gracious...that 90 is hot x 100 for Dixie and we have central a/c. I cannot imagine how your Lady and Man can sleep
    Stay hydrated for sure

  6. It's good to have a lake nearby. Here in Torridon it's not too hot, just pleasantly warm. But it is (and we never ever thought we'd say this) TOO DRY!!!

  7. We've been hearing about the fires up in Canada. The smoke has actually traveled to our area in WNY. The weather reporters say it's why our sky seems hazy, but it gives us some spectacular sunsets. We hope you pups and your family and neighbors stay safe.

  8. Wow, we have yet to get up to 90F here in NM....Glad to hear things are cooling off for you!
    Rosy & Sunny

  9. We're sorry to hear about the high temps and the fires in your country. Hose water is a great way to cool off as long as they don't spray it on you. BOL!

  10. It was unusually warm here last week too. Today is much cooler. I hope it cools down for you too.


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