Yesterday was very hot but we spent all day in the garden eating the grass. That was good as it needed eating! It had grown quite a lot and I wasnt quite able to get all mine down to a nice even length, but mummy said I’d done a very good job. I was pleased but I thought hector and Humphrey had done a very much better job and Hugo & Victor’s was pretty good too, although lumpy in places and they’d missed a few clover flowers. They had a large patch to do though.
Mummy gave us some air-conditioning during the afternoon, as well as leaving the side gate open during the morning so we had a through breeze (that was nice). But in the afternoon she put a cold bottle of water in our cage area (it has a towel or fleece over it to give us lots of shade) and then a little later I heard her watering the towel to make it wet. That was good – it didnt drip but it certainly made the shady part nice and cool. I was able to go out into the sun and eat more grass then come back and lie in the cool shade 🙂 Hugo spent most of the day lying in the cool shade and drinking water. And eating grass of course. And talking to me and Hector. I couldnt reach Hector, he was the other side of the cabbage bed netting.
I thought we might go out today as well but Mummy has done something different. She says its already as hot as it got yesterday and it’s only 9.30 (well it was when she said it). So we arent going out on the grass (which is still wet, she checked it as early as 8 am for us) until evening she says, when she hopes it will have cooled down a bit. She says its 29 in the garden already and it could go up to 32 as it gets hotter than the surrounding area in our garden and she’s trying to keep the house much cooler than that so she’s closed the windows and shaded the south facing ones to keep the cool in and the heat out. It’s very clever but she says she learnt it from her daddy who learnt it in Africa. So our room is about 22 and here at the computer its 24 and they shouldnt get much hotter than that, we hope. It’s very relaxing 🙂
I’m looking forward to the evening though.