Phew, we’re having a very rare heatwave
After months and months of cold, miserable weather and a summer last year that was terrible, we are now enjoying a rare spell of hot sunny weather here in Surrey. It’s come as a bit of a shock to Susie-Belle, she isn’t very good at coping with hot weather so I bought her a cool pad which works well, if she will stay put on it. I’ve found she’ll sit on it if it sits on her favourite bed. She won’t use it on the floor. Doesn’t matter, she has learned to embrace her comforts and we love to see it, support her in it and do all we can to make her even more comfy.
I moved her Orvis comfy bed into the garden in the shade and put her cool pad on top and there, she was happy and for a while cool. The cool mats are a bit expensive, but work by little gel beads swelling up when I soak in cold water and then releasing their coolness over a number of hours, days in fact according the manufacturers. So far, so good, worth the money if it makes Susie-Belle happy. We’ll be taking it to France plus the one we got Twinkle, who appears to love boiling herself in the conservatory, only I don’t think it’s at all good for her to boil herself, and keep trying to move her onto her cool pad. But she keeps having other ideas and moving off it. It’s keeping me occupied and hopefully keeping her from making herself ill. A friend maybe right, she may just enjoy feeling hot and I should stop worrying about it. I’ll try. But will keep moving the cool pads under her bottom.