Our furry family member Jack has been along with us on this trip and has been loving it. Faithful readers will know that cold-blooded Jack has trouble tearing herself away from the fireplace, so this trip to some warmer parts of Australia have been right up her alley.
Now we are back in chilly Victoria Jack is not as happy about travelling as she could be. The annex, where her doghouse lives, is not equipped with a fireplace and on a cold morning she puts on a show of being a dogsicle instead of her normal slightly singed self.
When we were recharging our batteries in Wentworth with the solar panels it was easy to see where the best place to put them was. Wherever the dog was lying was clearly the most sunny place, and so the most effective position for the panels to be positioned.
As you can see by the photo below poor Jack was cooked out there in the sun, panting, and almost combusting in the dry grass. No matter what we did to make the shady spot where the rest of us were sitting look enticing to her she would not budge other than to come over for a quick pat until the sun went down.
I am not a ‘dressing your dog in clothes’ kind of person but I can see that Jack might love me a lot more if I got her a warm jumper for these cold mornings. Tough luck dog, you live in Victoria, you’re going to have to get used to it!