Hot dogs

It seems as if only a few short weeks ago, we still had snow on the ground.

Wait a minute, it was only a few weeks ago!

The heat came on suddenly, hardly giving spring a chance to do its thing.

Oscar feeling the heat...

When I say it’s hot, I mean it’s hot for here.

29 C for us is probably someone else’s winter – I do realize that.

However, it’s been much hotter indoors as our boiler went haywire and decided to pump out as much heat as possible — 24 hours a day.

Our house is designed to keep in the heat so it was like living and sleeping in a sauna.

A hot dog we met out on a walk...

Ah well, there is only one solution to the problem… if you’re a dog called Oscar.

(As for us humans, a nice man came and fixed the boiler.)

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63 responses

  1. We had a similar weather shift: snow and then two weeks later it was 35 C (and do NOT think for one minute that I know how to do that conversion in my head!) Glad your boiler is fixed and that you have a beautiful lake and water-loving dog.


    June 11, 2011 at 16:11

  2. those poor tongues do hang out nicely!


    June 11, 2011 at 16:18

  3. Our weather has been odd here- we had unseasonable rains (it’s semi-arid here and rarely rains as it did last month) then suddenly got hot. Now it’s been raining again. It seems like it will be a very hot summer though- something in the air…


    June 11, 2011 at 16:43

  4. Riet

    Also in this country the weather has been strange. Easter was the hottest in a hundred years or so , now 6 weeks further it is a lot colder and it should be the other way around. WE re not used to this sudden heat and our animals aren’t either.
    I love your photo’s of the dogs, the one swimming is gorgeous.
    Have a nice weekend


    June 11, 2011 at 17:04

  5. What a great photos of beautiful dogs.


    June 11, 2011 at 17:10

  6. One

    29C is perfect for me. Our weather is hotter. My poor furry dogs. I’m sure they feel very hot. They don’t have the opportunity to swim like yours do.


    June 11, 2011 at 17:18

  7. Oscar is cute and it slooks like he has been able to escape the heat with a nice swim. love the cute hot dog too.


    June 11, 2011 at 17:29

  8. Oscar’s a beauty.
    Pity you cant bottle the heat until winter,lol.


    June 11, 2011 at 17:48

  9. ha…they look like me…its been over 100 the last 4 days…and now 6 out of the last 11 days…i walk around with my tongue out…lol…a dip in the lake sounds nice…


    June 11, 2011 at 18:00

  10. love that photo of the “hot dog”. too bad about your boiler, but that lake looks pretty darn refreshing. have a great weekend Lady Fi.


    June 11, 2011 at 18:13

  11. The heat is unbearable here also. Spring lasted but three days. I can’t imagine being a long haired dog going through this- my goodness! As far as Oscar- he is the COOLEST dog in the world, and smart too!


    June 11, 2011 at 18:13

  12. That dramatic change from snow to sauna is so backward. Isn’t it supposed to work the other way–sweat it all out in the sauna and then go roll in the snow, right? Either way it is a shock to the system. Glad you got the boiler fixed.


    June 11, 2011 at 18:22

  13. Coming from southern California, 84 deg (39 C) is just about right…Up here in our new mountain locale, 84 F is really warm!!! Getting acclimated to the snow up here I think means the heat feels hotter than it used to!!! (It’s early in the morning here and I haven’t had coffee yet…did that make any sense at all???)


    June 11, 2011 at 18:32

    • It makes perfect sense. Heat and cold are relative…


      June 11, 2011 at 18:33

  14. You would neveer get Boomer in that water wiilingly!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


    June 11, 2011 at 18:33

  15. Poor Oscar does look pretty warm, doesn’t he!


    June 11, 2011 at 18:35

  16. This year I con’t think Spring visited any one, but here we’re still waiting for some heat.
    I am glad Oscar found the way to cool himself. Have a great week-end 🙂


    June 11, 2011 at 19:04

  17. My sympathies, over here 29 C is hot. And then to have a house that keeps in the heat, well that isn’t good is it?

    At least you have the lake, poor Oscar. Hope that it breaks soon, and gives you a repreave.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


    June 11, 2011 at 19:18

  18. Soooooooooooooooo Beautiful. luv this.


    June 11, 2011 at 19:27

  19. They are a dorable!!!!!!! Thank you for visiting my cottage country !


    June 11, 2011 at 19:31

  20. Oscar is such a pretty doggie!
    Mr . Shaggy needs a little hair trimming. 🙂
    Wonderful shots!


    June 11, 2011 at 19:36

  21. Such a beautiful shot of the first one!

    Camera Critters at my page. Have a great weekend!


    June 11, 2011 at 19:48

  22. lovely dogs

    My camera Critters


    June 11, 2011 at 19:49

  23. Glad your boiler’s fixed. I wish we could all be like dogs and jump in the lake to cool off . . . well, I suppose there’s nothing stopping us;-)


    June 11, 2011 at 19:55

  24. Oscar is wonderful, Fi. Whenever I see photos of him swimming, I remind my husband we haven’t taken Lindy to any swimming holes yet. Fortunately, our back yard is very shady, but I think a golden retriever should have a lake, pond or pool to swim in.
    The dog you met certainly looks hot with all that hair.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel


    June 11, 2011 at 20:27

  25. Yeah, you´re right. 29° is our winter. We are having a mild winter this year and enjoying it. Not looking forward to the 44° of summer.


    June 11, 2011 at 20:46

  26. Oscar has the right idea of a way to cool off in this inferno!!!

    Do stop by if you have time to view my:


    Hope your weekend is treating you well!!


    June 11, 2011 at 22:03

  27. I’ve got a couple of hot dogs here at my house, too! I’m sure they’d be right next to Oscar if they could!


    June 11, 2011 at 22:08

  28. Love it. Particularly the swimming solution. Thank you.


    June 11, 2011 at 23:08

  29. Yes, it’s hot here, but our air-conditioning is working fine, so far. 🙂 I like the dogs idea, too.


    June 11, 2011 at 23:13

  30. We have been having a heat wave here too! Great dog shots and your blog is lovely.


    June 11, 2011 at 23:29

  31. 29° is HOT for me too. When it’s that warm I look like the two dogs…sort of. 🙂


    June 12, 2011 at 01:19

  32. That poor black dog needs a shave and a hair cut (cute, though). Oscar is a great problem-solver.


    June 12, 2011 at 01:47

  33. My Golden Jake would love to jump in that water with Oscar!
    Oscar is beautiful!
    Love the pictures!

    Margie 🙂


    June 12, 2011 at 02:02

  34. we always seem to have wonky weather… try to roll with it , but it’s bizarre.


    June 12, 2011 at 02:07

  35. Oscar does know how to cool down! And I love the photo of the other hot dog!! Too funny!


    June 12, 2011 at 02:33

  36. I can never get enough of wonderful Oscar. Damn, that dog knows how to live!


    June 12, 2011 at 02:47

  37. You are having a similar climate to us last year. We had hardly any spring and went almost totally from winter to summer. Now we should be into winter but our temperatures have been very mild. Its cooler but not ‘winter – cold’ yet. Sorry about your boiler. Looks like your dogs know how to get cool! – Dave


    June 12, 2011 at 10:59

  38. We had two extremely hot days here and I was longing for winter again. Now, it’s like fall and absolutely beautiful. I love your beautiful pictures and if I were to have another hot day, I’d love to spend it swimming with Oscar. Gorgeous pictures as always.


    June 12, 2011 at 13:08

  39. heya oscar its nice and cool now in the rains in mumbai! come over!!

    Woof woof
    from Bozo
    Pets forever


    June 12, 2011 at 14:18

  40. I like those dogs with a cool tongue. Have a good Sunday.


    June 12, 2011 at 14:33

  41. so cute they are…hugs to them


    June 12, 2011 at 16:19

  42. Oscar knows he better take advantage of these days as much as possible! We never know when that snow will return!


    June 12, 2011 at 17:25

  43. that truly is a perfect solution! I have not gone swimming yet this year. I wonder when our water will be warm enough for me. ;-}
    Lovely Sunday to you.


    June 12, 2011 at 17:33

  44. Oscar has his heart and mind in the risght place.


    June 12, 2011 at 18:49

  45. I’ll bet he didn’t hesitate for one second before jumping in.


    June 12, 2011 at 19:51

  46. Oscar had the right idea, that’s for sure!


    June 12, 2011 at 23:11

  47. I had to pull out my calculator and translate to Fahrenheit. Even knowing the difference, 29 degrees just can’t sound warm, let alone hot, to me. But 85F in a house with a hyperactive boiler, now that’s hot ! Glad it’s fixed, though I think I would have been in the lake with Oscar pretty quick. Smart dog!


    June 13, 2011 at 00:56

  48. Last week, we knew this heat . Then a crazy storm came, and now we are chilly.

    These are wonderful photos.


    June 13, 2011 at 03:50

  49. anya

    Love your hot dogs shots hahahaha……
    We have also a hot spring
    we had weeks with 30C ( not normal for our country 😛

    Enjoy from the sun !!


    June 13, 2011 at 07:42

  50. I love Oscar and want to pet him after he’s dried off from his swim!


    June 13, 2011 at 09:06

  51. Glad to hear Oscar has a way of cooling off and that you got your boiler sorted!

    Enjoy the sunshine – winter has returned here – yesterday we had hail, thunder and lighting, high winds, lashing rain and yes and a bit of sunshine! A real ‘Irish’ summers day with a bit of football thrown in for good measure!


    June 13, 2011 at 10:27

  52. Amy

    Yeah it is crazy warm here also and my dogs are panting constantly. You just have to give them chances to cool down either in a lake or kiddy pool and lots of water and shade…hope the summer is a classic short scandinavian summer as usual!! 😉


    June 13, 2011 at 11:02

  53. Ash

    Such lovely photos….beautiful!


    June 13, 2011 at 13:20

  54. They are so gorgeous! Great shots.


    June 13, 2011 at 14:33

  55. absolutely terrific set of shots!

    what adorable dogs! i just want to jump in ….truly!



    June 13, 2011 at 14:40

  56. i can’t see the eyes of the black one : ) Cute….


    June 13, 2011 at 19:02

  57. Jim

    I can feel Oscar’s relief from here!


    June 13, 2011 at 20:16

  58. Thank goodness for the boiler repair guy — he was a hero! I would have been right in that water with the dog.


    June 13, 2011 at 20:55

  59. Wow, only a few weeks ago – winter is certainly long in Northern Scandinavia. Luckily we here in the southern part have enjoyed a very long spring this year.;)
    Gorgeous (and cute) captures – enjoy 29C – that is hot in my book too.;))


    June 15, 2011 at 14:10

  60. JM

    Great shots of the dogs, both are beautiful! Although temperatures can reach 40ºC in the peak of our summer (thankfully not for long periods!), 29 is hot but OK. 🙂


    June 15, 2011 at 23:26

  61. 29C is 84 F I agree that is warm. Oscar has the right idea, when I used to work in the greenhouse I would hose myself down to stay worked:)


    June 16, 2011 at 03:12

  62. Beautiful Oscar pictures. He loves the water, doesn’t he?


    June 17, 2011 at 03:58

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