After wondering if summer was ever going to bless us with her presence, she has shown up. And she is yelling loudly that she is here! I am happy because this is finally making my garden grow. I was starting to get a little bummed about planting so much food, and counting on it to feed us!
With the hot weather comes good things, but also bad. Our animals need to stay cooled down. Rabbits are especially susceptible to heat stroke. So I have been concerned about Eliza most as she seems to be most affected by the heat. Peter Pan the Rabbit (yes, that's his name) seems to do better, but we still watch him carefully.
We have frozen gallon jugs that we put in their cages. They like this because it's cold and they can lick the water off it.
Eliza cooling off
Fresh mint is also great for cooling them down. We also have a circulating fan on them, Eliza would sit on it if she could. Silly rabbit.
Peter Pan the Rabbit enjoying his newly cleaned cage
I found this really great article on heat stroke-- prevention, signs and how to deal with it on ehow.com. If you have rabbits, it's a great read!