Friday, August 15, 2008
Well, I am certainly learning a lot about heat and Professor Jiggs.
We are about to enter a series of days with temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s. When I got home today, the air conditioning was on, but Jiggs was upstairs where the air conditioning does not reach.
When I let him out, he stayed out for about three minutes and came back into the house. Obviously, it was just too hot.
But when I went out to sit in the shade of the back yard, he was willing to stay out -- and has been out there all evening. I thought when I came in to work on the computer, he would follow. Instead, he has been barking at me to get back outside.
As long as I provide water for him (and he is ready to drink his fill), he is happy to be out on the lawn -- even if it is still 85 degrees.
I thought about camping out on the grass with him tonight, but the mosquitoes appear to be doing squadron maneuvers in force. I will see if I can cajole him back into the house.
If he survives until I leave, he just may be able to withstand the heat of Melaque.