Whew doggies!


It was a hot one today, wasn’t it? Those Dog Days of Summer officially kicked in on July 3rd and will end on August 11th, so that means there will be a whole lotta sweatin’ going on in the next month.

I guess I’m just a malcontent because I enjoyed the mild Winter thanks to El Nino, but we’ve sure paid the price with this hot and dry El Nina Summer.

I laughed out loud when I heard a weatherman describe the return of the muggies as “air you could wear” … he got that right. I wore the barest minimum to keep cool and sought out a shady pathway to the railroad tracks and back, and, it was quite sticky out by the time I finished up my four miles.

Tonight is the All-Star game, so that means we are halfway through baseball for 2016. The Boys of Summer are on a brief hiatus, except for the superstars who were in the Home Run Derby or will participate in the big game tonight.

Summer, just like the baseball season, is slipping by all too quickly. You wouldn’t know it from the temps outside today, but sure enough, Mr. Sun is lazier in the morning and sleepier at night.  I have been watching the sun rise later and depart earlier since the Summer Solstice.  Yup, the times they are a’changin’.

I wanted to share this picture of Pam and her pooches, two English Bulldogs who routinely walk with her on the Boulevard. I’ve mentioned this trio in previous blog posts.  Pam and I are like two ships passing in the night – sometimes on the same side of the street and sometimes the opposite side.  We always wave or call out “Good Morning” when we pass.  Sometimes, depending on how early I begin my journey, I may see Pam running up and down Emmons Boulevard because she is training for a marathon right now, but, most of the time I see her walking her two fur babies Chessie (top) and Sophie (bottom).  On hot days, she stops every so often to give them a big swig from their water bottles, then they mosey on.

Whew! Dog days indeed – we’re not even to August yet!

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to Whew doggies!

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    It’s to hot to walk even for the doggies. They are very cute.
    I have noticed the late arrival of the sun and early arrival of the moon.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………………………yesiree it is hot and humid and I love the warmer weather………………I never heard of a dog owner giving their dogs some water from a water bottle to drink on their walk……………………………no I don’t want to notice the sun’s shortening path…………no


  3. lindasschaub says:

    I never heard of that either, but they have regular water bottles – maybe has the plug you pull up?) and they take big drinks. It is horribly hot and humid and I hear next week we’re getting a big heat wave … worse than this. I don’t want to think about Fall or Winter either … not yet.


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