It has been a busy summer. I took a trip to Missouri to see some of Michael and Georgia’s friends. Then I traveled to Spearfish, South Dakota to see more of their friends. It was a fun trip but tiring. I don’t eat well when I am traveling and I lost some weight. Now that we are all back where we are supposed to be, I am putting back on some of the weight I lost. I am back to the mid 160’s again. Another thing that is keeping my appetite down is the heat. Man is it ever summer. After spending the early summer in cooler climates, returning to temperatures in the upper 90’s and lower 100’s was quite a shock to my system. I find that most of the time my favorite past time is laying under one of the ceiling fans in the nice cool air conditioned house. Michael keeps the temperature lower on my side of the house so I don’t venture onto their side of the house as often. We had to replace one of the two central air conditioning units this summer. Naturally it was my side of the house. Air conditioning is a necessity in Texas during the summer.
I have grown a little. I am now 35-3/4″ at the shoulder. I suspect that after we get through the next 6 weeks, the temperature will cool down and I can start thinking about weight gain again. Now it is too hot to be outside for more than a few minutes. I have been getting to take a couple of walks a day but we are doing those early in the morning and late in the evening. My friend Alex has been taking me for walks before he goes off to college.