Greetings everyone from the blistering hot Midwest. It’s been a tad on the bake side as of late – not so much the actual temps since those have been ranging in the high 80’s to low 90’s, but the feels like temperature has been a test for the internal thermostat. Ever since my heat stroke episode (link here), my body has had the nasty habit of panicking whenever it thinks it is going to overheat. It is kind of intriguing in the sense I’ll be running along in one of my training runs and all of a sudden I’ll go from expected levels of sweat to totally soaked. The doctors warned me about this happening and I’ve been trying hard to get it reset. The only way to do that is to keep at it – it is definitely better in the sense it is taking longer at higher temps now before the panic sets in (for the last couple of runs the feels like temp has been tipping the hundred mark). The Bix 7 race is always a good test of your cooling mechanics since that is traditionally as hot as it gets for the running circuit. A week to go before that race so fingers are crossed. In the meantime, I’m sitting here in the air conditioning at a dog show getting a few posts out of the way.
Today’s featured critter falls under the category of “Cute as hell!”
This ball of fur was just hanging out under some trees enjoying a hot Nevada day at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Taking it all in, clearly too young and carefree to realize the dangers it will face in the coming years from all the predators that lurk about the area. In case you do not know your bunnies (and not talking about the ones on the top shelf of your local magazine store), this is a young Jackrabbit. They have actually been featured previously on the blog because… say it with me – they are just too damn cute to ignore (link here). Pretty sure it is the long ears, or fluffy tail or maybe the large round eyes or that button nose … or more likely the fact that all those characteristics reside on a single creature that make them irresistible. Unlike most animals, these Jackrabbits are not just adorable when they are babies – they still tug at the hearts as the years add up.
Hit the jump to see a couple more shots of the adorable Hare