I don’t like it hot

Hello, Ludo here.

I have decided I don’t like it when it’s hot. I don’t think Mummy does either. She only went out a couple of times last week, and I think she came back with a package both times.

Our routine is odd. Mummy leaves the doors and windows open all night so the cooler air can come in. Some days it was not cool. But it was not as hot as we were, so it did help. And the blowy thing was on quite a lot.

Then she comes in early to pull the curtains to stop the sun heating us up. Then we have cucumber and cuddles, and our runs as usual. Then she shuts the door and makes sure the curtains aren’t letting in any hot light. She does that all round the house, and closes the door to the kicthen and bathroom too, because those rooms face south, which is where the sun is.

From Tuesday on, she would wander around saying numbers beginning with thirty. She put cold things inside fleecy pouches for us to sit on. Well, Locksley sat on his, and Pippin and Victor snuggled theirs. I sat near mine, but it sometimes made funny noises, which I didn’t like. When Mummy started saying numbers like twenty seven she went outside to check if we could go out. It was all shady by then.

On Friday the sun had even set! This was Locksley’s birthday, and it was probably the hottest day of all. But we enjoyed getting onto the grass, or trefoil, as Mummy says it is mainly that with bits of grass around it. Apparently everyone else’s grass is brown and dry. Our front grass is like that. And the back bit before it goes down the hill. But our trefoil is good and has held onto some water which helped the grass among it. And Mummy waters the vegetable patches, and that helps too.

So we all had a bit of Locksley’s birthday cake, although we didn’t actually have a party. But even being out in the fresh air for an hour is better than nothing. We almost met the hedgehogs that night.

I don’t like it hot. It’s supposed to be cooler from today on. With some heavy rain, which won’t sink in properly. And maybe thunderstorms. I don’t like thunderstorms. But maybe it’s better than being too hot.

How are you doing where you are?


4 thoughts on “I don’t like it hot

  1. hilarymb

    Like you Ludo … and hope for some gentle rain – not the hailstorms they’re predicting … so glad you’re all coping with the weather – cheers Hilary

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  2. I hate the heat, too, Ludo. My Mum used to do the same thing with our house when I was growing up. The house stayed bearable until around 4 PM and then she had to open up again. But I was down at the local swimming pool most of the time!~
    Glad to hear you had a birthday party, even if it was a short one!

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  3. Victoria Zigler

    Glad you were able to have a bit of a party for Locksley, even if it was just a short one.

    Even I think it got a bit too hot a few times this past week. Mummy says we’re luckier than some people, because most times our numbers aren’t quite making it to 30. She’s still complaining about it keep being too hot though, even though I personally think the weather has been perfect. Apparently I’m the only one who likes it when it’s hot enough to make the humans say numbers like 28 and 29 though.


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