Welcome Relief

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9:09 PM. 94-degrees.

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Today is supposed to mark the end of a seven-day stretch of 100+ temperatures in the Sacramento Valley. By some miracle, we are supposed to get to a high of only 95 tomorrow. Someone, please grab my parka!

The flowers in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden are more than ready for some relief.

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Pups too. This is Bailey. She’s hot.

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This lucky dog has found his relief; not just a shady spot, but a long-awaited home.

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Tom came all the way from Taiwan and has been with us awhile. He’s another dog with sight impairments,

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but he has no problem following his ball, does he?

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He is going home with Kevin next week. A former adopter, a veteran, a man with an obvious passion for this well-deserving dog.

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Kevin says he knew the minute he saw Tom that he was the one. He has visited with him constantly while waiting for a family commitment to conclude before Tom can go home.

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They both obviously look forward to that day. We look forward to a breeze,

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and a much-needed break from this sweltering heat!

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Here’s hoping for our promised 95-degrees and a 12 mph breeze. Wind chill of 92 anyone? We’ll take it!

Heat Wave

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In case you missed the news, we’re having a heat wave out west. No wait…a heat storm. A solid week (at least) of triple digit temperatures is more than a wave.

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The Dahlias are loving it…and now outpacing Maria’s sunflowers (ha!)

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And while everything else in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden has survived so far, everybody is looking as tired of this as we are!

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The doggies get regular runs in the sprinklers or splashes in the pool…including this little boy that you may have seen on my post yesterday.

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His “best” name is still being determined; in the meantime, we call him “Monster”.

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What I didn’t mention is that he is blind. We’re hoping that his sight is fixable. We’ll certainly do our best to change it. But he has adapted very well so far as you can see…

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and he certainly has no problem finding the treat pocket!

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Think good thoughts for our power grid, and more importantly, prayers for our firefighter heroes please. It’s too hot for man or beast.

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Stay cool.