We have, with most of the country, been experiencing severe heat this past week. While both the Princess and myself have at times triumphed over the heat without an air conditioner, the PM finds herself using it more and more often as we both ripen into a lovely maturity. In fact, I have been leaving it on during the day when I am at fundraising so that the Princess does not become stressed by the heat.
She still insists on going out, but luckily we limit that mostly to the relatively cool AMs and the occasional late evenings after the sun has started setting. So far, we haven't had any problems. We keep our fingers and paws crossed for everyone else to handle the heat successfully. And kitties, humans can also get really sick and die from the heat, so keep an eye on them!