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Monday, July 18, 2011

The Heat is On

Today has been another scorching day. We're well into the 90's and the prediction is for the temps to grow increasingly hotter throughout the week. Staying inside seems to be the option of choice for most people and pets. I venture out after work to put fresh water in the bird bath because the wildlife definitely suffers in such extreme temperatures, too. I'm sure the birds are amazed at how quickly this old lady can fill up the community watering trough before beating a path back into the house.

My Indy-Boy is looking shaggy and uncomfortable, so it's about time to schedule another visit for him at the groomer. His summer buzz cut is not only fashionable, but a must in heat.

Bogey is not allowed outside. Therefore he simply doesn't get what all the fuss is about as he lounges in his splendiforous new bed.


On another note (pun intended), I bought this vintage sheet music (circa 1939) from an antique shop.

I thought I knew the music by heart, but was surprised to learn that "Over the Rainbow" had a short introduction with lyrics I'd never heard before. It definitely did not appear in the movie. Any "Wizard of Oz" buffs know the story on this?

From heat to rainbows to wishes...hope all of you have a great evening! Stay cool!


Ryker said...

Maybe we will get some of that residual heat up here soon?
Bogey looks so relaxed, does he really sleep on the dinning table?

We will be waiting to see your summer cut Indy!

Oskar said...

Oh it's SO very hot here in Michigan, I can only go out & patrol my yard in breif spurts!

Nubbin wiggles,

Two French Bulldogs said...

Hope you guys stay cool. The sheet music is so awesome
Benny & Lily

Fireblossom said...

Bogey's new bed is da bomb, and he looks quite comfy in it!

The sheet music is very cool. I've noticed that a lot of those old standards have oddball intro's that one usually doesn't hear.

Sorry, got to go! Bosco just brought me his stuffed ostrich and wants to play!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

as Oskar said here in Michigan we are having the same heat wave. Aren't we all the same people who in the winter kept complaining that winter wouldn't end???

I can't believe I am going to say this, but I actually PREFER the COLD and (cough) SNOW!!!

Stay cool!

Donna Volkenannt said...

Love the sheet music, and Bogey has the prefect spot to avoid this heat.

Jessica said...

Stay cool & beat the heat! We look forward to following your adventures!

Mack & Murph

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I know this is not a very PUPular viewpoint right now... butt I LOVE the Hot.. and Hate the cold dark wet miserable winter. I'm just sayin.
Bogey looks like he is NOT suffering much. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Mom went coocoobonkers over your sheet music! She luvs the wizard of oz! What are the hidden lyrics? Come on do tell! :)

Sending cool summer breezes your way :D

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

It is so hot in Jersey! I know what you mean. Mommy usually doesn't close the door all the way when I go out. Usually I just would wait until she pushed the door open so I can go back in the house. But it has been so hot lately, I figured out how to push the door open just so I can get inside first and soak up the air conditioning. I hope you get your haircut soon!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Bogey appears to have perfected cool!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Lynn said...

Hot, blah. Makes me tired. I can't keep up with the flowers but thankfully we have two small ponds/waterfalls that keep the critters happy.

Tammy said...

That splendiferously lounging kitty is one cool cat!

Pup Fan said...

Very cool about the Wizard of Oz sheet music... I had no idea there was an intro not in the movie!

The Word Place said...

Bogey definitely has the right idea! His new birthday bed is very fine indeed. My canine beast needs to be shaved yet again, even though she stays inside except for 'business meetings'. She came close to losing her scalp yet again when I discovered her in the utility room with a half-empty box of doggie treats! Of course, after the fact a 'bad dog!' means little to her and doesn't do much for me either!