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How many heart attacks can we have?

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:


6 thoughts on “How many heart attacks can we have?”

  1. You crack me up Patches!! You are one strong and determined pupper! Nothing can separate you from your couch!!! Vut with those long legsmof yours I’m sure it didn’t take much effort.
    Bummer about the a/c being out.
    Your hoomans are doing everything possible to keep you comfy mand cool. Frozen banana coconut yogurt…yummy!!
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Oh my dog I’m cracking up at Patches’ photo, like he’s saying “ENUF, PEOPLES! LET ME DO MY THANG!”

    I’m really sorry about the A/C. What chaos in the middle of other chaos! EEEK!

    Holy moly that’s hot weather, you guys must be in California? Geez when it rains, blah blah blah. Perhaps through all of the madness you can just focus on Patches Baby Dog, take a deep breath, and go “THIS is what really matters….he’s rockin life!” Dogs have such a way of showing us how to live.

    P.S. I used to call our Jerry “Baby Dog” all the time!

    1. Hi! We are in Las Vegas – and this summer has been one of record heat, just like so much of the US.

  3. This quote just came up on my phone right now, from the Headspace app. It’s so timely for you guys:

    “Clarity comes from stillness in the same way that confusion comes from chaos. Find your peace and quiet today.”

    Sure looks like Patches has this down!

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