She Prefers a Three-Dog Night Over the Dog Days of Summer

@Corbin5 (73848)
United States
August 11, 2017 12:46pm CST
Poor Molly. During the summer months, Molly spends the majority of her time sleeping on the cool stone tiles in the bathroom. Molly is a mutt. A Chow Chow/Shepherd she is. She has a double coat of fur. Her top coat and undercoat of fur actually insulate her from heat and protect her skin from sunburn. Removing as much of the undercoat as possible, which was done last week for Molly by our groomer, does keep her a bit cooler. Molly definitely prefers a three-dog night over the dog days of summer. A three-dog-night is so cold you would need three dogs in bed with you to keep warm.  The dog days of summer are a period marked by inactivity, lethargy or indolence due to heat. Right now, from her bathroom spot, Molly is dreaming of the coming of the three-dog nights we have in our area during the winter months and cursing the dog days of summer. Those three-dog nights are coming soon, dear Molly!!!
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@amadeo (43687)
• United States
11 Aug
are you talking about the rock group there?just saying
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
I do love that rock group. Great songs from those fellas. Molly likes the group too.
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@amadeo (43687)
• United States
11 Aug
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@TheHorse (50017)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Aug
That's what I thought too!
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@Gillygirl (15259)
• Sutton, England
11 Aug
I had never heard of this expression before.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Yes, American ones I presume. Molly delights in winter. She is a different dog in winter, and she is so much happier when the cold temps come.
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@Marty1 (23584)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 Aug
@Corbin5 then I hope it gets colder for her as I only want her happy!
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
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@JudyEv (91810)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Aug
Poor Molly. I can imagine her being a bit too warm for comfort during your summers.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Yes, summer is not Molly's friend. She has a centrally air conditioned home, but that bathroom tile just makes her feel so much better.
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@Juliaacv (20513)
• Canada
12 Aug
I feel like we're going to have an early fall, the weather has really turned cool this past week or so. But the forecast is for a warm autumn. I'm sure that Molly would prefer what I think is going to happen, we'll have to wait and see what we get.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
Yes, Molly comes alive when the cold hits.
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@Juliaacv (20513)
• Canada
12 Aug
@Corbin5 I remember you writing about that last year. I hope that these days, when the heat of the day seems so short-lived, are an indication to her that better days are ahead!
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@TheHorse (50017)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Aug
Same here in CA. But I suspect well have more heatwaves.
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@andriaperry (28042)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Aug
Roscoe has a thick coat but I dont cut his hair, I went him down with the water hose.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Yes, dogs with think coats should not be shaved since doing so removes their insulation. Molly has an air conditioned house too, but she picked the cool stone tiles in the bathroom as the best place in the house in which to stay nice and cool.
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@kobesbuddy (11136)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Aug
@Corbin5 Molly is like the teachers in our community, they reserve those warm months for relaxation!:)
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
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@sueznewz2 (8899)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Aug
poor molly... autumns on it's way ....
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Yes, once the cold weather comes, a happy pup she will be.
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@sueznewz2 (8899)
• Alicante, Spain
12 Aug
@Corbin5 good
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@just4him (85183)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Aug
Yes they are. Her dreams will soon be a reality.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
Yes, Molly lives for winter, and you my friend, love that snow too!! Happy Molly in photo! Well, a bit dizzy Molly from ending up sideways!!
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@just4him (85183)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Aug
@Corbin5 I was just on the weather site and there was an article - I didn't read it - that somewhere in the US is getting an early substantial snowfall this weekend. Now that's crazy. I expect it's in the mountains somewhere.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
@just4him Might have to take Molly there!!
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@TRBRocks420 (58791)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Aug
I agree with Molly lol.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Me too!!! I am not a fan of heat and humidity either.
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@TRBRocks420 (58791)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Aug
@Corbin5 Roof roof Rooger says me too lol.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
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@kepweng (4168)
12 Aug
what a beautiful black dog how i wish i have 5 more dogs doberman rottie and shephered but dog food is so expensive
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
Yes, it costs a lot to care for and feed a dog. We wish we could adopt more dogs too. Here is a photo of Molly and she is a pretty dog for a mutt. She sends a big "Hello!" to you.
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@kobesbuddy (11136)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Aug
@Corbin5 Molly is precious, what a contented little lady!:)
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
@kobesbuddy Kobe is a wonderful pup too!! I have read your posts about wonderful Kobe. We are so fortunate to be able to love a pup so much.
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• Philippines
11 Aug
I feel bad for the dog not liking the warm weather. My dog always sleeps outside because he likes the cold more.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Our house is air conditioned and Molly has a doggy door that allows her to go inside and outside to the fenced yard whenever she wants. In winter, she enjoys being outside a lot more.
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• Philippines
11 Aug
@Corbin5 I never allowed him inside because he tends to poo there
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
@Letranknight2015 Yes, that would be a problem.
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@sallypup (19254)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Aug
Poor dear Molly. Our Sonny James cat has a coat similar to Mollys. I'm not sure how he survives summer.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Yes, I feel so sorry for her since she is in that bathroom all the time. She will go in the backyard for a bit, but inside she goes after a few minutes.
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@sallypup (19254)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Aug
@Corbin5 Set up a little DVD player in the bathroom and put a doggie movie on.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
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@toniganzon (38596)
• Philippines
11 Aug
Oh, Molly! Does she shed a lot during the warm days?
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
No, Molly only sheds twice a year, and she does not shed much at all, probably because the groomer eliminates a lot of the fur she would shed.
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@toniganzon (38596)
• Philippines
12 Aug
@Corbin5 That's good. Dogs with heavy fur or coat usually shed a lot in the summer season.
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@bunnybon7 (31533)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Aug
poor Molly. i always feel so sorry for animals having all that extra coat to deal with. wish i could take all them in the coolness of the air but can't. breaks my heart
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Molly is lucky to have an air conditioned house too, but she does not have much fun in summer.
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@bunnybon7 (31533)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Aug
@Corbin5 poor baby
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
11 Aug
I'm with Molly. Better a three dog night than the dog days of summer. Poor baby.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Yes, she will go out for a while but only stays a few minutes in the backyard and in she goes again.
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@HazySue (15856)
• United States
11 Aug
@Corbin5 I can't say I blame her. It's hot out there.
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@TheHorse (50017)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Aug
Oh, I thought you meant she liked the band! Thanks for the definition--I hadn't heard it before. One is the loneliest number...
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
I like the band. Not sure if Molly does, but she sure does like the idea of a three-dog night.
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@nadisr10 (49)
12 Aug
Really poor molly
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
Yes, heat is not Molly's friend.
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@snowy22315 (31169)
• United States
12 Aug
When it's hot in here the cat will often sprawl out on the floor too. He was laying on the bathroom floor the other day..but I strongly suspect it was because a sunbeam showed up there. They typically make a bee line for sunbeams.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
How cute. Those sunbeams seem to really interest kitty cats.
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@rebelann (29232)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Aug
I'd hate to have a 3 dog night, 1 dog night maybe if it's around Christmas time.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Molly is like me, except I do not have her fur to make me miserable. Dog and master hate the heat.
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@Susan2015 (17956)
• United States
13 Aug
Our Beagle Faye has two coats and we do our best to keep her cool. Our Terrier mix rarely seems to get hot.
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
14 Aug
Yes, we rescued three toy poodles years ago, and the heat never bothered them either. Poor Faye and Molly.
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@Susan2015 (17956)
• United States
14 Aug
@Corbin5 We can Faye down to the cool basement if we need to.
@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
15 Aug
@Susan2015 I wish Molly would go into our delightfully cool basement but she is afraid of the stairs. She is too heavy at 50 pounds for me to carry her down the stairs. She would probably freak out at being carried down too.
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• Preston, England
11 Aug
never realized that phrase was quite so literal - thanks Molly
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
11 Aug
Molly lives for those three-dog nights.
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• Preston, England
12 Aug
@Corbin5 A Three Dog Night song for Molly
Three Dog Night - Mama told me not to come 1970 Want some whiskey in your water Sugar in your tea What's all these crazy questions they askin' me This is the...
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@Corbin5 (73848)
• United States
12 Aug
@arthurchappell Yes, started college when that song came out. I do love all the Three Dog Night songs.
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