I took these photos yesterday afternoon of blind Hank trying to get as close as he could to the fan. It was, in fact, running at full speed — but the camera shutter speed is so fast that it “freezes” the fan blades in motion.
Not only was that fan running, we had three others going in the house at the same moment. Like many people across the USA (and Europe!) this week, we’re dealing with ridiculously hot temperatures.
Northern New Hampshire is not a region where you typically have or need air conditioning, and we don’t — so fans are what we rely on. Just two weeks ago on two different occasions, we had frost warnings and had to throw row covers over many of the garden beds. That seems like a distant memory today, where we’re headed for 92? (33?C). We hit 90? yesterday.
Once Hank was satisfied that one side of his body was cooled down, he turned around to get the other side:
It’s going to be a long, hot week!
Barb Ribinski says
Smart little dog that Hank. (And he’s cute, too!) And he must be popular having the blog about him two months in a row! The weather is crazy. Summer is nice but no one needs 100 degrees. The dogs might enjoy a few kiddie pools outside in the shade. I’ve had many dogs who would stroll through it or even lie down for a bit. have you ever tried that? The cats and I are looking forward to a cooler weekend. Stay cool!
Christy F Roberts says
The pools are great in the heat. I’m in the extreme south and we get above 100 several times during the summer. A/C is a requirement more so than anything else. 🙂 Praying y’all get some relief soon. It’s horrible even when your use to it so I can’t imagine when your not.
Yes, Hank is a very cute and smart boy to find the coolest spot in front of the fan!
Here’s hoping saner temperatures return very soon!
Tonya Allen says
Great shot of that almost perfect circle on Hank’s side, not to mention the frozen fan blades. I remember many hot summers in un-air-conditioned houses in northern states. I very much appreciate the almost universal AC here in the south. If you’re desperate, try filling a cooler with ice water and sitting with your feet in it. That’s particularly helpful when dogs insist on draping themselves over you and making everyone even hotter.