The weather has been unbearably hot here in D.C. — though not yet topping out the thermostat for the region in August. I’ve often wondered how an animal with a fur coat permanently affixed to his back copes with this heat. It’s never seemed to pose a problem for kitty. I guess that he has a much smaller mass-surface area ratio than me. But this year even he seems to be feeling it. He has been doing a lot of flopping, laying around and generally looking miserable.