Saturday, June 27, 2009


We thought we might have lost Slinky last night. We put him out in 90 degree weather while we went to Independence to take Leslie to lunch and Cyndi in for her therapy. On the way home, we had car trouble and limped in at 20 miles per hour. When we finally got home after taking the car to Gary's Automotive, Slinky was struggling to breathe...panting horribly. It had got up to 102 and he couldn't handle the heat.

As I said earlier, he lay on the kitchen floor for an hour panting deeply. Finally Bob suggested we put a fan on him. In ten minutes he was not panting anymore. But when we put him out to pee, he staggered around. We left him in last night. I woke him up at 5:30 this morning to let him out on the patio where it was 70 degrees.

He was no longer staggering but he did not want to go out. I ordered him out and then went out with him and fed him his cinnamon toast.

Bob is going to go to the physical therapist for exercise therapy for his legs and feet and he will take Cyndi for her therapy Monday. I will stay here with Slinky.

I will take her on Wednesday so I can get my hair done and Bob will stay with Slinky.

Then on Friday, I will stay here and Bob can take Cyndi and meet Leslie for lunch before going on for their therapy.

As long as this heat wave lasts, Slinky will need to stay in the kitchen..

Bob dad took him for his walk this morning and he was delighted to usual. It was 80 degrees then. I need to bring him in when it reaches 90 degrees.


Linda said...

Take good care of Slinky, I enjoy looking at him. I have a fondness for wrinkles these days. We share something in common.

Margie's Musings said...

Me too.

Balisha said...

Poor Slinky. I'll bet he gets some pampering now.Have a nice weekend, Margie.

Margie's Musings said...

He has had some pampering ever since he came to live with us, Balisha. He is spoiled rotten.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Lots of rest and LOTS of cool fresh water for Slinky in that weather!