Monday, July 4, 2011

Speaking of Pets

Here in Southern California this holiday weekend is a pretty hot one.  As it works out, Basset Hounds are susceptible to heat stroke.  No good tossing a Basset Hound in the pool to cool off because they also tend to sink to the bottom of any body of water deep enough to cover their tails.
Not Bradford-Name Not Known
Besides, we don't have a body of water that deep so even with water wings that heat stroke avoidance tactic would be useless.  And even if we did have such a body of water we would never toss a Basset Hound into it on account of, you know, Basset bone density.
What we do have, however, is a Basset Hound and a hot holiday weekend.  Luckily the evenings and the mornings are cool so Bradford Bartholomew Bratwurst I is able to get his twice daily constitutional and hunker down on his futon for naps during the heat of the day.
Now if only his skin allergies would clear up.
That's the news from here in Bassetville.
We'll keep you posted.


Tom Walker said...

Sounds like a classic situation for a wading pool and ice cubes.

Anonymous said...

Tom--your idea sounds delightful for Mary but what will Bradford do while Mary's in the wading pool sucking ice cubes?

Tom Walker said...

I had not thought of that angle. Sorry, Bradford. Looks like you're out of luck again.