Hi Ina, all my grandfurkids are in Spain, so I fly over to visit them a couple of times a year. When they were puppies I took care of them when my daughter was working but she moved to Spain when the eldest was just 3 years old..so I have to go and visit them now because they can't come here any more. They get sooo excited when they hear my car pulling up when I go over there. One of them (the middle one) gets so sick with excitement while I'm there he won't eat his breakfast which is his favourite meal of the day until he's seen me first. he comes and sits outside my door at my daughters' guest cottage where we stay until I get up and then he will eat. I'll find a photo of him....in a minute.. The summers here are quite hot..not as hot as yours of course, but here the humidity is high. This week it's been around the high 80's touching 90 a couple of days this week. I did the mowing of all the lawns today... and I was exhausted by the humidity, but unlike Spain where it's dry heat and temps of over 100 degrees sometimes and we have to have the gardens done early in the morning...we can usually do the gardening here during the day.