What a hot summer it has been! Dogs are not able to get enough exercise as it is plainly too hot during the day. Last evening I took Gilda and her two pups, Remy and Rilla, to the pond. Gilda needs to lose a lot of weight, and I can see that she is out of shape. We should be taking her to the pond more often if the weather stays this hot. She likes to swim so this is a good exercise for her. Pups, just over 7 weeks old, were exploring but did not get into the water.