Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Heat Wave

We are in the middle of a heat wave. You know Seattle's reputation of being cold and rainy. Well, today was 110 degrees at our house outside and 96 degrees inside. That is the hottest recorded temperature here EVER!!! All together we are supposed to have at least a full week of 90 degrees or more. Very few people here have AC and you couldn't find one in this city if you tried.

We did get to run through the sprinkler. It was so cool and refreshing. Rocky is sleeping on the flagstone hearth since the stones are cooler than the carpet. I sleep where ever the fan is blowing. Mom is not doing very good. The air quality is bad and she has had breathing problems since she had a pulmonary embolism last year. We have no pictures because all they would be is us laying around like a wet dish rag.

20 comments:

jan said...

Down here we don't take off our jackets until it reaches 100 degrees.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Boy, running through the sprinkler! Kinda like doggy flash dance☺

Josh and Jess said...

Oh man, just make sure you drink enough water Diego! Our Mama says that when she visited Seattle some years ago she had a wonderful sunny and hot three days there, too :)

Martha Basset said...

Loved your header picture! Way cool!
Sounds hot - make sure you and your mom keep cool. Although we are having miserable weather in Scotland we appreciate that too hot can be difficult too!
Look after mom.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Prospero said...

Please take care of yourselves.

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh dear, I hopes it cools down soon.

Bell and Kimberly said...

my cousin lives in washington and all she's talked about lately is how hot it is there...

LAY IN THE WATER LIKE I DO..

BELL GIRL

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I've been worried about my pals in the NW...poor Charlie said it was 100 degrees at 6pm...and then woo didn't even post...I was afraid woo had melted!

Please take khare of your mom...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Bijou said...

Hi Diego,

This summer has been freaky weather wise. We have been having a cooler and wetter than normal summer. Then to hear you are baking in the heat,like we usually are this time of year, makes us wonder what the heck is going on!

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Stay cool! Mom filled up our pools outside yesterday so we could get some relief. Luckily our house is well shaded, so it was only 88 inside.

Kat

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hot and muggy? YIKES! Best things to do are find the coolest place possible, drink lots of fluids, move as little as possible, and eat lightly. Sprinkler fun is good, but in the shade. Tell your mom to be careful not to over- exert herself and to use cold compresses at her wrists and back of neck to cool down.

the 4 Bs said...

hey Diego, we feel your pain. we live in this area too (Mill Creek) and it was 91 inside our house last night. none of us are sleeping well. mom even took us out in the back yard and hosed us down yesterday. she said we were panting too much. she hosed herself down with a cool shower inside the house. too hot!

woofs

Chris said...

I know we often complain about the weather here in Scotland, but 110 degrees, phew! I glad we don't get that heat, you all look after yourselves

The OP Pack said...

We have heat like that a lot but we do have a/c. We feel so badly for you, our friends Steve and Kat are sweating it out too. We hope your mom will be OK, tell her to hang out at the mall. We even saw on the news that some of your restaurants have had to close because it is too hot for the cooks. We will hope for a break for you soon.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Diego!
We have the same temps here! Not funny!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

well then--i think we need to see some pictures of you playing in the sprinkler????? hehehe

Bailey said...

You look so handsome in your tuxedo!

It was 101 here today, but we have terrific A/C, and ceiling fans, and are very comfy - wanna come visit?

Diego Dog said...

Bailey....I'll be right over!!

Diego Dog

Lily and Benson said...

Diego
Jump in the nearest pool! We heard on the radio it was hot there!
Benny & Lily

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Diego Dog,

We feel your pain buddy, cause we live in Texas where it's hot all the time! Hang in there friend, and drink lots of water!

Riley and Star.