Last night our AC went out – in the middle of recordbreaking heat. And, after drinking about 10 bowls of water, Patches finally decided to pee – and went charging off of the “designated path” we have laid out for him of gym tiles, yoga mats and a doormat, strategically placed over the landscaping rocks. Hopping on his 3 legs, he charged off the path, out onto the red rocks, and settled in for the world’s longest pee. I tried not to hover, but did manage to throw a yoga mat in his path, and he promptly laid down. We all stood in the 100-degree night and took a breather, before making his way back indoors.
This AM, we learned our AC unit is from 1989, and can’t even be serviced. So, why not. With record heat forecasted, we are scheduled for some unforeseeable home repairs, and Baby Dog is trying to stay cool. I fed him some bone-shaped frozen treats I made him pre-amputation – banana and coconut yogurt. Baby dog likes coconut water and ate three frozen bones this AM, along with about 1/2 of his breakfast, so his appetite is a little better than yesterday.
We have been trying to keep him off the couch – under the “no jumping, no running, no walks” post surgery instructions. I swear my back was turned for 30 seconds, and this happened – and he is snoozing now directly under a ceiling fan: