Tuesday, 25 July 2006

dealing with the hot weather from a dogs point of view

Just wanted you to see how hard Barney and Nin are working in this heat ~ I am sure they put the rest of us to shame ~

The thistle grew so quickly and is covered in blossom and seems to attract the Bees so we are leaving it there for the time being ~

We have company for a few days Anna ~ Rob and Leo have come to stay and Leo has grown so much since we last saw him and is nearly walking on his own ~ just a help in hand from his Daddy ~

I just love this weather we are having at the moment it seems the Sun is here to stay for a few days enjoy it while we can ~

 

Do you remember when it was cold and snowing just thought you would like a reminder ~

 

31 comments:

sdrogerson said...

ah snow now that would be good!!!

yakima127 said...

I'm about to go do my best Barney and Nin impersonation..."!  Jae

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...

enjoy your company...have a good week!

Astra!

bbartle3 said...

Drinking lots of ice water
that part I really like about hot
weather. Vincent, 11, took apart
our big fan, removed the dirt and
grey fluff stuff accumulated, so
now the fan is three times faster.
The airconditioner in the bedroom
we save for even hotter weather.
(Afraid of getting a cold.)
No dogs to cool off yet, ha ha ha ha.
(It's hot in England??!?)

Barry

oddb0dkins said...

Love the pics of Nin and Barney, they've got the right idea, lol. Have a nice few days in the sun with your guests. B. x

msecz said...

we call the white one Queen Annes lace.... some people paint it white after it drys and use it on a Christmas wreath etc... Sandra

jeadie05 said...

Oh its a hard life Ally ,poor Nin Barney and Scooby ,have a lovely few days with Anna and Rob and little Leo ,pictures please .....Jan xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally - awww Barney and Nin look so cute all stretched out - and i love those butterfly lights, did lynn get them from the garden centre?    We are enjoying this weather too, but i have just heard that giant hailstones are on the way - now do you think that you posting that snowy scene had anything to do with that ?   eh?
Luv Jayne x

salonrose123 said...

It's a dog's life right enough......they look so comfortable stretched out like that!!  Enjoy spending time with your visitors.
Hugs,

lsfp1960 said...

Love the snow scene.  The dogs look all wrung out by the heat, like Gabi is.  It's actually cooler here today and supposed to get cooler as the week progresses.  I love those butterfly lights...I want some. But, I've never seen them around here.  Linda in WA

plieck30 said...

No can't say I remember too much cold and certainly not much snow but thanks for telling me what its like. lol Enjoy your company, Paula

stevietwain said...

Awww, that picture is lovely!

I LOVE it when it's like that..all christmasy and stuff..bless!

Love your journal Ally..you're a really lovely person, as is Jan..oh hell, I love ya all! lol!

Lv Ste
xx

kvassilyeva said...

Hi Ally,  

Sandra here!  I`m using Kerry`s PC as mine has crashed with a virus.  It doesn`t look good either.  For the time being I`m using Kerry`s PC, hence the different screenname.  I do wish it would cool down somewhat, I`m melting here and I`m afraid I might just fade away...lol! :o)

Sandra xxxxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally, lovely to see Nin and Barney trying so hard to get comfy,its a dogs world!!
I love the solar lights Lyn gave you for your b/day ,could you ask her where she bought them ,I would like some in our garden.Have fun with little Leo and Rob and Anna.I like this weather but not quite as hot as this ,we shall all start to melt like the tar on the road!!! love the snow scene it cooled me down......Love Jeanxx

dcmeyer420 said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. They're lovely. Love your solar butterflies. Hahaha! Nin and Barney are sure living the dog days of summer. Hugs.

rayne1123 said...

VERY PRETTY PICTURE. I HATE WHEN IT GETS SO HORRIBLE COLD..BUT I DONT LIKE THE HEAT THAT MUCH EITHER...I LIKE THE FALL AND THE SPRING WHEN IT IS JUST WARM ENOUGH FOR YOU TO BA HAPPY AND A NICE BREEZE THAT WORKS WONDERS INDOORS WHEN YOU LEAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN..

astoriasand said...

I'm back Ally.Wow! what a wonderful set of cushions Barney and Nin have scattered around them,they look so pretty.Bet them two dogs are treat like royalty lol!! They both look a lot like I have felt this last week !! I like thistles,and all wild plants,the othe plant looks very much like the wild plant Achilleas,though |I only grew yellow ones,so a little unsure.Maybe you have a rare type.who knows? Lets say with your selection of flowers,in the garden it's possible haa!! I bet it is so nice and a change for you, to have some company around.Children at that age are so cute and cuddly,funny too.The winter scene is beautiful,I love all the 4 seasons.More so the cooler weather,for my skin.Thankyou so much for the get well message.A lovely entry.I so enjoyed it!! OH!! and the sola lights remind me of my sister,I named her the Elusive  Butterfly,as she is always tripping off somewhere,and never in when i ring her.but at 71yrs old ,why not if she is able.I will have to search around for some of those.They would make a brilliant namesake present for her.Thankyou for the idea LOL!!
Take Care.Astoriasand.

helloimkara said...

Unfortunatley the heat is all I know!  But my dog Luke disent seem to mind too much.

Kara :)

onemoretina said...

Hello, Ally !  Sooo glad to get over here again.   Oh, that 'snow' picture looks wonderful to me.  The temps here are soaring.  I've never seen it this hot here before, and no end in sight.  Snow sounds good right about now !  Take care, Tina

zoepaul6968 said...

Im with you there hun I love the sunshine,I hope it lasts this year,all the best to you xxzoexx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/zoepaul6968/DomesticAbuse/

lindachapmanuk said...

Barney and Nin aren't spoilt by any chance are they? lol I also love your solar lights, I think Lyn could have earned commission on them! Enjoy your visitors Linda xx http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindachapmanuk/metamorphing/

faveanti said...

Barney and Nin, you have to hand it to them, puts us all to shame working like that!  Our Sally thinks the coolest way is on her back with her legs in the air.  Would that we could all be so carefree!!! - lol

grahamfarmga said...

I had heard that you were having a heat wave there and they wonted to band men from going shirtless
Terrie

grahamfarmga said...

I had heard that you were having a heat wave there and they wonted to band men from going shirtless
Terrie

mllevl said...

ahhhhhhh  Barney an d NIn look so sweet ....Eve   PS and I LOVE the snowy pic..this heat too hot for me!

patrice21459 said...

Hello Ally,
Pat here ( Steve's Mum ).
Love the photo of the snowman, just what I needed to feel a little cooler. Think I must be an Ice Maid, cos I love snow. Camellia's are lovely flowers, I have two of them in my garden. You have a lovely family there. Love the doggies too.Bless !!!

ora4uk said...

Ally...we or at least I grew up calling that plant with the Thistle...Queen Ann's Lace....and we got rain today...cooled things down a but...but still very heavy outside...but I love it...enjoying my hot weather....brrrr...cold will be here soon...LOL...and my ac is getting a workout...LOL...even if I like hot weather...enjoy my ac toooo LOLOL...Hugs from KY...Ora

fasttrack58 said...

Barney and Nin are too cute!!
A snowman! I love it!
Have a great weekend!
Linda :)

kokoapuffy1 said...

Ally,
Thanks for the snowy reminder, after such hot and humid days....staying cool is a challenge. Love the photo's of Barney and Nin. Thistle is a beautiful 'weed', and they do grow very fast. The other plant is Queen Anne's Lace, ants love them.
~Deborah

mtrib2 said...

Barney and Nin are certainly bachelor's of leisure!    It will be in the mid 90'sF here today and high humidity.    I am ready to try working in the heat again as I took all last week off due to my back pain.    My low lumbar is better and I hope it does not get sharp pain again.  I spoke to my mother and she will be going to Northern Illinois this week and perhaps my nephew and some family members will be coming down to see me.    I will find out when she gets up there which is over 300 miles from me or about a 7 hour drive.    mark

happinessdreams said...

Hi Ally.
Its been a while since I've heard from you. Barney and Nin sure do know how to relax.
Eli