We’ve had triple digit weather for the past few days. With the severe drought and water rationing much of my typically lush backyard is dry, dying, or dead. I’m a hot weather person who prefers 95 degrees over 75. So, other than the drought and dead or dying trees and plants it’s all good. Kali seems to enjoy the hot weather too. In fact she chooses to sleep in the hot sun versus the cool shade even when it’s 90 as it is now while I sit outside writing this blog. There’s plenty of shade all around her and Kali chooses to sleep in the spot getting the sun.
Recently we went to the park and did some long leash training. With the 30 foot leash I was able to move far away from Kali and she was just great at staying engaged and following commands as I moved around within about a 30 foot perimeter. After a while I began to run – back and forth – Kali followed so nicely by my side consistently checking with my eyes to see if she was doing well (and if she would get a treat). She got a pretty good workout and when we returned home, this time she chose the cool flowers to sleep in and not the sun.
Since Kali arrived in May it’s been very warm and dry almost every day. With a little luck California will get plenty of rain this fall and winter. As much as I dislike the cold and wet we need the rain. Kali and I will have to adjust our routine to account for wet trails, cold days, and not much hot sun to sleep in.
When Winter arrives I’ll be complaining as I do every year longing for summer once again. But knowing Kalas Marie she will take everything in stride – wet coat, cold ground, muddy paws and all.