It has been so hot lately
that at the end of our afternoon walks,
the hounds and I
have ourselves a rest
before getting in the van for the short drive home.
They have a drink of water
and settle themselves down.
It's a nice way to finish a walk while it is so hot.
In the photo,
Arthur is sitting at the back.
It's very unusual to see any of our hounds sitting,
except for Rufus sometimes,
and then only briefly.
But I think that's the first time I've ever seen Arthur sit.
Clockwise from Arthur is Jewel
our only lady hound.
Rufus is at the front.
He's been upset by the thunder tonight
but fortunately it's stopped now,
so I can go to bed.
Paddy is the white one.
He's big for a greyhound
and he finds the weather too hot at the moment.
He will often have a lie down part way round.
It used to be difficult to get him to relax
and settle anytime we wanted to have a sit down and admire the views.
Now it's him deciding to take a break.
I'm quite pleased with this photo.
At least none of them ran off while I was taking the photos.
Maybe next time,
I can work on them looking towards the camera.