Too hot to chase rabbits
Our Sassy is a very hot dog these days. Even though summer hasn't come crashing down in full, she refused to go out all day until our afternoon walk. I made it a short one. She finally wanted to go out as the evening started, and things got cooler.
She's spent most of today lying around the fan. Once the A/C gets inspected and turned on for the year, I imagine she'll be an even bigger couch potato. Poor dog. All that fur, and asthmatic to boot. We've upped her Prednisone already.
(When she was younger, our vet told us her heart was malformed and that she wouldn't live long. We took her to a specialist, who did an ultrasound and said her heart was fine. Her gasping after exercise was an effect of bronchial inflammation -- in effect, asthma. So she's been on Prednisone and a bronchodilator ever since. We take very good care of our pets: when you've been adopted by us, you've hit the gravy train for life. that_guy_zach
even asked if he could be adopted as a pet.)