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Rocket-Hot and Cold

Rocket has been begging me to let him do another blog post.  With him, it’s all about “me, me, me”! Since he types SO slow, and proofing is a nightmare, I compromised and told him that I would write a blog post about him.  This pleased his majesty. 🙂

As you can see, Rocket is ready for football season and for the cooler weather!  On average, the Texas DFW area has 18 days of 100+ degree days.  We’ve had 12, I think, so far this year.

BUT, starting today it’s gonna be “cooler”!  Hooray!  How much cooler, you ask?  Why today it’s only going to be 98 degrees!  Whew!  What a relief!  The next several days will be “cooler” too.  97, 95, 99.  ….yippee.   The Heat index has been around 106, 108 lately, so this really IS better, believe it or not.

Although Rocket’s ancestors are from Chihuahua, Mexico, this little boy likes his Air Conditioning.  🙂

But my little Rocketman also loves the sun!  He has tried for years to even out his tan, but he never seems to get it right.  Because his coloring is mostly black, he gets Very hot.  There are times when I have to make him get out of the sun before he cooks his brain!

In the winter, I am constantly covering Rocket up because he’s cold.  I make sure I always have a blanket or his favorite sweater available. I keep a blanket in the car, I pack a sweater in my bag before going to work, etc.

He will also take over my favorite fluffy robe when I let him.

Even in the summertime, if the A/C is set too cold for Rocket’s liking, he wants a blanket.  I always have a blanket on the couch for him.  So don’t sit on that pile of blankets without seeing if my furbaby might be under it!!

I want you to know that Rocket is NOT spoiled. He is simply well-loved.  ❤

What extra concessions do you make for your pet?  Do you consider your pet spoiled?

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

11 thoughts on “Rocket-Hot and Cold

  1. Rocket is adorable and looks to be very, very well-loved! I love the scarf! My Lexie (a bullmastiff) is 150% spoiled, and she deserves every single concession and consideration. A long time back, she even did her own blog post, too at As with your Rocket, I don’t quite know what life would be like without her! Please give Rocket a belly rub from me and a rear sniff from Lexie!


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