Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

How hot has it been here????????

How hot has it been here?  116, 117, 114 degrees.  I don't even know what it was yesterday.  And, how do my outdoor cats cope with the heat?  Loki, my oldest one, goes out and plops down in the MUD next to the bird bath!  He learned to do that all by himself and now he spends afternoons taking a siesta in the mud.  Wynonna, want to join him?  He's now a MUD CAT!  And, the gray one saunters over and joins him!  We are all TIRED of this extreme heat.  Two tourists from Germany died up at Joshua Tree National Park when their car got stuck in the sand and they attempted to hike out without proper water.  So tragic.  I take 2 bottles of water with me to school every day and yesterday ...DUH...the administration finally figured out that the students could go into empty classrooms (with supervision) during lunch recess and get out of the heat.  We now have "extreme heat" days.


Lucy aka Roeann said...

Move over, Loki! I'm comin' over to share some of that shade and mud.

Cheryl Ann said...

Come on, in! I'll save 'ya a spot!

Barb said...

Yeah, this heat is really something. It doesn't even cool down in the evenings, and what's totally depressing is opening the door at 6am and still getting hit by a blast from nature's furnace.