Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dealing with the Heat at The Lazy Vegan

Boulder cools off on the path!
Another hot one at The Lazy Vegan today...I ran around adding ice cubes to all the various water bowls in the morning and again at noon. Boulder is pretty good about taking care of himself on hot days- he finds a cool and dark spot under the cabin deck (I finally figured out that's where he stays and I put a bowl of water under there, too...of course I then go around emptying all these water bowls at dusk so as not to attract thirsty predators...I'm not exactly conserving water, unfortunately!). The donkeys don't seem to mind the heat but I do see them hitting the salt lick more frequently. I feel most sorry for the dogs, who lounge around panting in the house with no A/C (still cooler than being outdoors, though)...tomorrow evening I plan on giving them all baths with a special peppermint dog shampoo- REFRESHING!

The boys stare at the photographer...who has promised them their sweet grain!
My little Paco.
Luigi in the lead...the boys come trudging into the corral for their bedtime sweet grain!
Paco sings his praise of the pitchfork.
Oh, what fun...playing with the empty sweet grain pan- it actually has become their toy!
"Uh, Weegie- if you can just pick up your end maybe we can toss it around..."
Or roll it...
Figuring out how to pick it up together!

They just have no idea how cute they are during all of this.

A great way to end a hot day...playing with the empty sweet grain pan!