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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Made in The Shade

Me and heat don't mix.

But I do realize it is now summer, so I try to be "humbly grateful".


This arrangement, (above)

and 2 beautiful others were compliments of my young "golfer son", 



Mark, 

when he visited this past week.

When he left to head back to California,
the heat rolled into our place in the Mitten State.

And I went searching for any place cool.

Surprisingly,

I headed to our 

DOG YARD.


The coolest place on our 40 acres.

Where the dogs enjoy some down time in the summer months.

Hawk, who hit the decade mark, having been born in our kennel.


Knik, aka "Wooten" a young Siberian, from "Iditarod racing stock".


Awatchy,
an Alaskan Husky, 
one of our several 
"going on 14-year olds"...
He's seen a lot of summers,
and has been here since he was a young puppy.

Note, his coat isn't quite "blown out", even with daily brushing.


Little Feet, an 8-year old Siberian.


Doug, one of the blue-eyed Siberians, also born here, comfy in his dirt hollow.


And Malakai,
our young Siberian
showing his coat,
which has a way to go before being totally free from thick fur,
even with the daily brushing,
which he thoroughly enjoys.

Side bar:  We have found with dog's coats, and with most everything else in life, God knows best.
Please resist the urge to shave your dog.
It may give your vacuum a break, but your dog may suffer.

Please read this for more information...(click on "this")




And little Skunk, who is now our house dog, learning her boundaries.

She's out of the kennel, but will be confined until we can be sure she will stay put.


But until then, she loves her daily walks on the trails, and nights in the cabin.

Until tomorrow, dear friends.  God willing.
Hopefully you are staying cool also.

Sherry


7 comments:

jean@pilgrimscottage said...

It makes me happy to see how you care for your dogs. I see too many dogs harshly treated on our island because it goes against the culture that dogs are worth treating well.

Beth of Red Barn Farm said...

Such gorgeous dogs! Thanks for joining my blog, I've added you to my blog roll as well.

Beth

kare said...

You think You're Hot ...@ 109 degrees we're doing well...next week is supposed to get hotter!

The Pups are Sure relaxed; All sprawled out in thier nests:>

Those flowers are lovely..
& a sweet son...of course.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You're right about shaving dogs--We do clip our Wheaten in the summer because his coat is very thick and non-shedding so it needs to be and he feels better too, but the Goldens, never and when people do, I just don't get it.

I hope you're staying cool and enjoying your weekend!!

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Thank you everyone...we've been having my favorite type of weather lately...what I call "sweatshirt weather". Nice and cool. Dogs are happy! And so am I. Hope you are enjoying summer at your beautiful homes. And welcome Beth! Kare...109 is crazy!

Rose said...

I'm enjoying cool, wet weather in my neck of the woods. Sure would love some heat.

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

I would gladly give you our heat, Rose! :)