G.K. Talks to Rinze

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

On Wednesday’s Daily Wag, the Frenchies explained about some of the ways that we dogs manage to stay cool during hot weather.  I, G.K., decided to leave the coolness of the kitchen’s marble floor and venture outdoors to see what I could see.

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When it's so hot outside, the marble floor in the kitchen keeps me nice and cool, but I'm getting a bit restless.  I think I'll go outside for a little adventure.

1 When it's so hot outside, the marble floor in the kitchen keeps me nice and cool, but I'm getting a bit restless. I think I'll go outside for a little adventure.

Ah-ha!!!  Someone left the keys in the Kawasaki!  I'll just take it for a quick spin around the farm!

2 Ah-ha!!! Someone left the keys in the Kawasaki! I'll just take it for a quick spin around the farm!

Oh look, there's Betsy riding Rinze!  I wonder what they're up to today?  I'll just drive and catch up.

3 Oh look, there's Betsy riding Rinze! I wonder what they're up to today? I'll just drive and catch up.

Hi there, Betsy!  How are you doing, buddy Rinze?  Can you believe how hot it's been lately?

4 Hi there, Betsy! How are you doing, buddy Rinze? Can you believe how hot it's been lately?

Hey there, G.K.!  Yes, it has been quite hot, but don't worry, the other horses and I have our ways of keeping cool.

5 Hey there, G.K.! Yes, it has been quite hot, but don't worry, the other horses and I have our ways of keeping cool.

What a coincidence!  The Frenchies and I were just discussing how dogs stay cool in the summer heat.  Why don't you share some tips about how horses manage?

6 What a coincidence! The Frenchies and I were just discussing how dogs stay cool in the summer heat. Why don't you share some tips about how horses manage?

Well, we spend the cool mornings outdoors, grazing on the lush and tasty paddocks.  For comfort sake, Betsy makes sure we wear our fly masks to keep those annoying critters out of our eyes and ears.  By mid-day, we're taken back to the stable.

7 Well, we spend the cool mornings outdoors, grazing on the lush and tasty paddocks. For comfort sake, Betsy makes sure we wear our fly masks to keep those annoying critters out of our eyes and ears. By mid-day, we're taken back to the stable.

While we are outside, we like to roll around in the mud as a way of cooling off.  The mud also protects our skin from flies and the harmful rays of the sun.

8 While we are outside, we like to roll around in the mud as a way of cooling off. The mud also protects our skin from flies and the harmful rays of the sun.

So you see, we horses get pretty dirty being outside, so we have a regular shower schedule and daily grooming, which has a cooling effect.

9 So you see, we horses get pretty dirty being outside, so we have a regular shower schedule and daily grooming, which has a cooling effect.

Thanks for sharing all that information with me, Rinze!  However, I don't know about rolling in mud.  I don't think Martha would appreciate if I did that.  I'll just go back to my cool marble floor.

10 Thanks for sharing all that information with me, Rinze! However, I don't know about rolling in mud. I don't think Martha would appreciate if I did that. I'll just go back to my cool marble floor.

Comments (14)

  • Hello G.K. and Ladies,
    Glad to see you have your driver's license G.K. and putting it to such good use to talk to Rinze. I know those horse flies can be a nasty bunch, so it is good to learn about them rolling in dirt/mud to get cool. I bet though, Will would through me out if I went and rolled in our backyard muddy ditch to cool off. I am happy you are feeling well enough to be out and about G.K., but don't sneek back in without getting your tick inspection---no more Lymne Disease at your house. Abby, I meant to have you tell Tracie that for my dog legacy wall, she motivated me with the shadow box idea, and I am doing one with all the dog's collars and tags, and a photo bedside each one. Well Zoe and Chloe try to be good this weekend, and Cora Belle, bark and rest, and Dudley, Rebel, Kirby, Missy Chow, Delia and Kitty and Sonya, Poco and of course our Champion Professor Maddox--all have a fun and happy weekend.
    Hugs and smiles,
    Lynn

  • Hi G.K. are you feeling better these day? I hope your Lyme has finally gone away. Nice of you and Rinze to trade Summer cooling tips with each other. It was in the upper 90's for the holidays but now it's not even 50 outside! I hope the three of you are healing nicely.

    Posting very early so I hope everyone has a lovely, fun weekend. :smile:

  • Good morning son.
    Those horses sure seem to like you. But then again, what is there not to like? You are a very handsome boy. Wonder where you get those good looks from. hehehehehe I guess you can tell it is nice and cool this morning cause I am full of myself. I hope it is not too warm for Kirby this morning either. Do the donks get groomed the way the horses do?
    Cora-Belle, when it is humid it just takes everything out of you so try to stay indoors when it is humid. I know, you like to go bark at the critters and stir things up a bit on your ranch but just do it less often when it is humid. What the heck, I just realized that today is Friday. Already!!! Here we go again, a whole weekend wondering what everyone will be doing and waiting to hear back for all of you on Monday. Well, we know Chloe will be chasing moles. Zoe hasn't gotten into the TP lately, (hint hint Zoe) hehehehe and I guess we will just have to wait to hear from all the rest of you. The suspense.........
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Morning G.K.
    You do know how to drive! Cool! You best stay out of the mud! What a giant mess that would be! I hear it really hurts when those horseflys bite. Glad to see you up and around, big boy. How does one find a tick hidden deep in that beautiful coat of yours?
    Well, our weather is like Sonya's. I had to curl up on the couch yesterday for my afternoon nap and with a blanket to boot! Since I haven't used the dining room table legs as trees lately, my Martha bed is back upstairs in Mimi & Papa's bedroom. I slept in it all night long, all curled up. We're having a quiet weekend. I'll be duckling watching. Boy, are those little guys/gals getting big!
    Have a great weekend all.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

    Rolling around in the mud looks pretty cool I might have to try that ;) When it's warm outside
    T-Bone lays on top of the Hostas plants under the big trees he said they keep him cool but I have to say mom is never happy he squashes everything.

    No plans for me this weekend I think I'll just relax. Mom has Nicole's dance recital but I'm not allowed to go and I even promised to behave oh well.

    Hey Glue Squad I found something new to chew DRYER SHEETS Bounce - YUMMY!! Well not so yummy but after they come out of the dryer you can tear them to shreds - oh what fun. Still doesn't replace TP but it's close - a must try ;)

    Have a great weekend everyone be safe!!!

    Zoe

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Well GK it seems that you do get around the farm a little before it gets too hot. The early morning is when I go out and get things done I need to do. That would be going to the fence and talking to the girls next door. I say a few words and they start barking at me. I then go back inside and let them catch it from their Mommy. When things settle down, I do it again and again until my Mommy stops me. With the fun over, I take a nap and then check out the DW. I haven’t tried the mud bath thing as of yet. If I did, I would get another bath from Mommy in the tub for sure. Had one yesterday and that wasn’t too much fun; I don’t like getting wet. Have a good and safe weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi F,S,&GK+Glue Squad, Handsome GK, you sure look like you are feeling a lot better and F&S looked better in the last few blogs, too!!! How fun it must have been to drive the Kawasaki and to see handsome Rinze and lovely Betsy on that hot day! Sure was nice to hear how you and Rinze learned how to stay cool! I sure love reading all of our Glue Squad comments and everyone of you buddies always do something special, fun, and sometimes kind of naughty! Life sure is fun, isn't it?! Sure hope everyone of you has a great weekend and stays happy, healthy, and safe! It's a bit rainy here and could be all weekend, but we have been getting some dry periods which I love! Take care everyone! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • G.K. I hope that you can cool off when needed, it must be hard with all that fur.
    Rinzes' mud-bath reminds me of when my White horses use to roll in the mud during Spring time and I would clean them off, only for them to return to the mud...so then I started to leave it on, and what a great way that was to shed a horse, they would roll and get off the hair with the caked on mud.
    Hope everyone here on the Glue Squad has a great weekend!!! :-)

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Hello G.K., Lynn, Maddox, Rebel and all my glue squad friends,
    It was great to see G.K. out exploring the farm with the kawasaki. Wow I wish i could drive too. Maybe you can drive Franny and sharkey around next time to look for ice cream? Rinze is a beautiful horse, looks clean and mud free to me.
    Lynn, it was so nice to hear about your shadow boxes and the dog legacy wall. Mom was smiling and said that really touched her heart.
    Maddox, we think you must be very handsome since your son takes after you. Rebel, hope you have a lot of fun watching baby ducklings this weekend. Wonder how many moles Chloe will chase this weekend? Zoe be careful with those drier sheets, some dog had surgery to remove them once at the hospital. Kirby, maybe you need a massage with your bath. I really like it when mom gives me the spa treatment.
    My tummy is better today, may have been the heat yesterday. Mom is getting ready for next Thursday's roadtrip to Springfield College's reunion! They don't allow dogs there so I will stay with my gran and granpapa.
    Hugs and special wishes to Cora Belle, Dudley, Rebel, Zoe, Sonya, Professor Maddox, Kirby, Missy Chow,Delia and Kitty, Chloe, Nicky and Kris, Liam,Little Lola, Poco and my friend Lynn to all have a wonderful weekend! Love, Abby and Tracie

  • Hi GK ;)

    I like to keep cool by playing in my new pool :) Mom just bought it for me and I love it. Then I lay on the cool grass in the shade. I have been shedding like crazy. Mom has been brushing me all the time. She said I look skinny now. LOL
    Things around the house have been pretty quite. I have been doing pretty good. Only 3 moles this week. LOL The last one Abbie saw me with it and she came running out. I had to drop it and the darn thing got away. I'll get it though.
    Well can't blog too long. Mom has to get back to the office so I have to go in my crate for my nap.

    Have a good weekend everyone!!!

    Chloe xx

  • Cora-Belle,
    Where are you? You are very late in reporting in today. Please let us know that you are alright girlfriend...
    Zoe, next time the SN comes tie the dryer sheets to your butt. That might help to soften the blow. Get it? hehehehehehehehe You are too funny Zoe.
    Have fun this weekend you maniacs.
    Maddox

  • ..Hi everybody...G.k., you are such a pretty boy, you would be fun to go adventuring with..the two of us could act really naughty together..not sure about horses..the ones I ever knew tried to kick me..and just because I tried to bite them on the ankles..just doing my herding thing...but that is why cattledogs have thick skull plates..which really help when being kicked by a cow..and I have been kicked once or twice in the head...no heat here..just wet and humid..hardly the normal for Washington state this time of the year..I dislike it...oh guess what, in the truck I found a paper towel on the seat and tried to eat it..first time and it was rather good..Lucinda was horrified...well. all my glue squad buddies, I must rest and then we are making Warrior Prince cookies, I love those things..can't eat just one!!!and the chiweenies said they might stop by..and they are always good for a laugh..city dogs!!bet they wear their raincoats!..over and out, love, Cora-Belle

  • thank you ms. corabelle
    now I can relax
    you know me, I worry and wonder
    till tomorrow,
    Maddox

  • Back again..there is talk of going beach combing (you can drive on the beach, we go where we don't bug the tourist) and later maybe some KFC ( another favorite of mine...right up there with maple bars..but I only get nibbles)...the chiweenies came to visit..now they are silly..like two sausages running around the yard and jumping and leaping..they hogged down a bunch of my Warrior Prince cookies..those giuys can eat for being little!..Remember the old Gunsmoke show?..Lucinda is hobbling around like Chester.. did something to her knee chasing the chiweenies..everybody have a good Sunday..over and out, Cora-Belle

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