So the weather around here has been…typical Midwest: 60 degrees one day, 80 and humid the next. So Maizie and I took advantage of the warmth and went to the playground near our neighborhood on Sunday. She certainly didn’t last very long. It’s about a ten minute walk from the apartment to the playground, and by the time we got there, she had already slowed down a bit. We played fetch for perhaps ten minutes, and then she retreated to the shade. I can’t say that I blame her — it was the first warm day we’ve had in a long time, and it was actually pretty hot. We rested for a bit, and then I dragged her home. She spent the rest of the day panting, pooped out, and trying to cool down. Sadly, the exhaustion did not last into today.