The summer heat just wears BnB down! They get up and play for about an hour, then sleep for three. Baxter doesn't even like to go outside when it's hot; he'll go out to go potty but that's it! I think his coat is a bit heavier than Bella's (or he's a wimp, which is probably a more accurate statement).
I spent a good portion of my Saturday in search of a small kiddie pool. Let me tell ya, after a week of hot weather, it's almost impossible to find a pool of any kind! I finally found one at - believe it or not - Ace Hardware.
This video is their maiden voyage into the kiddie pool.
They have gone swimming in a regular in-ground pool and Bella seemed to like it (Baxter acted more like it was a right of passage). While we'd like to take them in the big pool, it's really not a good idea. We don't want them to think they can just go jump in any time - what if they jump in when we're not ready to save them?! So, we're not doing that again; a creek, maybe, but the big pool, nah. It's really more for our fun and not their safety. (Okay, it was more for *my* impulsive fun and have since been corrected as such - Annie.)