Murdo Girl…Waiting for a three dog night

“Three dog night,” is a phrase used by Australian Aborigines, meaning a night so cold you will need to take three dogs to bed with you to stay warm.

I have the three dogs, but there’s no three dog night in sight.

I feel like I’m on fire. It’s been 100 degrees outside

For days and days and days, relief has been denied

At three a.m. in the morning, there’s a 3% chance of rain

If we get a drop or two, it will feel like a hurricane

In the early hours of the morning, we take the dogs for a walk

They stay out until it’s 99, and inside they all flock

Once a day I wonder, what they did in the olden days

They didn’t get relief until 1902. That’s what Google says.

Air conditioning was invented. It surely was life changing

God decided if we cooled off, we might be more engaging

Took this on our 2017 RV trip

I guess I should stop complaining as I work on my laptop.

In my cooled down tiny home, where 3 dog naps don’t stop.


Before and after rain photos taken near Ft. Pierre, SD… by Dianna Kenobbie Diehm

Last time I saw rain clouds here

4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Waiting for a three dog night

  1. sanjuan831 August 16, 2019 / 8:46 am

    Yes. Poor pets with fur coats must truly lie very still. They are good at finding cool spots though.


  2. countrygirl57 August 15, 2019 / 10:13 pm

    Love this!

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. scoper07 August 15, 2019 / 5:41 pm

    I cannot imagine how uncomfortable pets are when it gets hot outside. I know how it is for me. We didn’t have air conditioning when I grew up. At least it cooled down a bit at night.


    • Mary Francis McNinch August 15, 2019 / 6:11 pm

      It doesn’t cool down here at night 07…maybe a few degrees. We haven’t had much of a breeze here. We had window air conditioners in Murdo, everywhere but in the basement house.


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