It’s time for a weather warning reminder for dog owners.
As America is suffering through freezing weather with snow and ice and below 0 temperatures, pet owners have to remember the animals. Especially greyhounds, who have such light fur and thin skin. At minimum, a coat is definitely the order of the day.
However…Rassilon has a weather problem of a different kind. I am running up a massive electricity bill, and I am not getting much benefit for my money. I have 2 portable air conditioners and a fan running, I also have the kitchen exhaust fan running to TRY to suck hot air out and COOL DOWN.
32.5c is the temperature…in the kitchen. The air conditioners are only doing a little bit, you have to be standing about 12 inches away from them to get any real benefit, but I have certainly been more comfortable.
The sad thing is, I got a rubbish bin delivered for the weekend so I could empty the house of everything I don’t want. But there is NO WAY I am going to be filling it today. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler, but with the weather bureau’s forecast history, cooler could mean just another hot day, but 1 degree lower, or it could be freezing and pouring with rain.
But the reason I am not filling the trailer, and Rassilon is having only 1-2 minute toilet breaks (I am concentrating so I don’t leave him out too long), is…
In the back yard, IN THE SHADE.
I can’t even leave the back door open for Rassilon to come and go as he want’s because it is like opening an oven door, the hot air just blasts through the open door.
If you are cursing the cold, STOP. When it is cold you can always warm up. You can put of another jumper or go to bed with an electric blanket. But when it is how for a few days, as we have had (high 30s since Wednesday), the house bricks heat up and hold the heat, so if it cools down at night, the house stays hot, and unless you have a really good air conditioner, you ain’t cooling down too quick. (Really good is shop code for really expensive).
And poor greyhounds get stuck inside trying to find the coolest place to sleep.