After three months of record low temperatures & rainfall, summer finally came to Seattle. The last few days it has been in the 80's/90's, with yesterday being the hottest day so far at 95F/35C. When mom came home from work it was too hot for our usual three mile walk so I had to stay in & wait until it was cool enough to go outside. It was still around 90F after 8pm so mom gave up on the idea of a walk & we headed for the back yard which was cooler then the house by this time. Mom settled in with a glass of wine while I stared at here with my "play with me!" stare:
C'mon, play with me! Don't just sit there! Get up!
I found my whistling ball and ran around for a bit but it really was too hot for active play so I contented myself with stretching out on the grass to cool my tummy & chew on my ball.
Slinky the cat (whose cancer is still in remission - yay!) stared at us jealously through the window & meowed at us periodically to let us know he was NOT happy.
Then his littermate Shadow the cat shoved him away from the window & glared at us, too. Though both are indoor-only cats, Shadow has been outside a few times lately with mom supervising but he gets scared & runs back toward the house; much preferring to watch the outside world through an open window.
Making a mad dash towards my ball!
Another moment of rest and looking very happy to be playing outside, heat or no heat: