Panting. That's it.
Hot weather is hard on a Newfoundland. Really, I'm not sure we could have found a dog more ill-suited for East Tennessee. A St. Bernard, maybe.
On Friday, the Spouse finally took pity on Posy and had her shaved. She looks like a totally new dog. Check it out:
I call this her Nancy Reagan look: enormous head, teeny-tiny body. There's just not all that much to Posy under all those layers of fur. Rather than the big, bulky bear-like creature we suspected, Posy is built like a hound-dog, leggy and lean.
Unfortunately, she still lays around panting most of the day.
I'm thinking a kiddie pool may be the answer.