The ambient temperature is quite high for this time of year. In centigrade, we're at 20 C instead of the normal 10 C, and in F it was 68 instead of a normal 50 F. I have started to bring along cold water as Willow ends up panting on walks now. After about twenty minutes Willow will look for a cold drink and then about every twenty minutes thereafter. I think that both Wilow and I had forgotten how hot sunny days can be for a heavy coated Sheltie. On the plus side, Willow and I have enjoyed sitting outside in the garden in the morning. I read, she gets up on the loveseat beside me and just cuddles for an hour or so. Last night when she went out for her bathroom before bed, she hopped up on the loveseat and stared at me trying to coax me to go sit with her. It was a near thing as a Sheltie stare is hard to resist.