Last week in Ottawa, the temperature hit a sweltering 36.3˚ which was almost a record.
Forests were spontaneously igniting, asphalt was melting, people were diving indoors to hide in air conditioned comfort and kids were splashing around in pools or running through sprinklers.
To cope with the heat, Auntie was making Popsicles as fast as I could eat them and as fast as the freezer could freeze them. Uncle Jim was eating ice cream with chocolate sauce and washing it all down with iced espresso.
One furry critter just couldn't take it any more and passed out on our deck after gulping down some water from a dish that I leave out for visiting kitties.
I guess her den wasn't air conditioned, poor thing!