One Way to Beat the Texas Heat!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


JIm & Bear After a Long Run


There is one way to beat the heat ... no I'm not doing a post to rub in the fact that our Dallas Mavericks took the NBA Title. 

Each morning my husband Jim takes our Black Lab, Bear (a female .. my husband named her and I thought it sounded like a boy name but I digress) for a job.  We live in a beautiful community in McKinney, Texas know as Eldorado, which is a master planned community known for its trees, golf courses and pretty terrain. 

Eldorado Golf Course

Now I know you members that live in parts of the country that these would look like shrub trees must understand, this is a rare sight for thie geographic area so it is a wll sought after premium ... trees!

Bear enjoys her after run treat of a good hose soaking and bites of water as she enjoys the cool down!

Bear getting water


This time of year in Texas we have been reaching 100 degrees and promises of even higher temperature to come.  It is during these times that we reflect on those special moments in the winter and wish we could average the temperatures to get a cool crisp enjoyable day.  During her runs I imagine Bear is fantasizing on the past ...

Bear Dancing in the Snow


Of course we all know how the Dallas area beats the Heat!


Dallas Maverick


OK, so I'm proud of our TEAM!


Comments (12)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

What a great looking dog. Just be careful please dogs can get oveheated even when soaked and in excess heat collapse and die. I volunteer with an animal rescue group and have seen this.

Jun 16, 2011 02:54 AM
David Krichmar - Legend Lending - Sugar Land, TX

lol, the Heat joke was very funny.  yep, it sure is hot for us here in Texas!

Jun 16, 2011 02:58 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good morning Connie....Beats the family in Miami are so sad.  Great picture of her.  She is like my male Boxer named BABE.  My mother calls him a she all of the time.  Your house and gardens are beautiful.  Have a great day!

Jun 16, 2011 03:01 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Connie,  Bear looks great.  What a great looking golf course, I think I may have to check that one out sometime.  Love it that Dallas beat the Heat.  Have a good one!

Jun 16, 2011 03:03 AM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

How cute! Water the dog. I think I already used up all my Mavericks blog rights but yeah! for everyone who went to the parade today.

Jun 16, 2011 08:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


This heat got to me today. I felt faint...

Stay good and cool in McKinney,

Your friend in Flower Mound


Jun 16, 2011 02:46 PM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Glad you all stopped by to visit and share in the FUN!  Appreciate your time to comment!


Shelia - Oh not to worry, Bear is a very pampered dog and as it get hotter she is more taken on short walks than a run.  We even have her own private little pool to hop in and out when she is not in the house.  We are very careful as all animal owners should be in the Texas weather - hot and cold. 

Dave - just a little local humor and a little jab at the HEAT fans as well.  Another hot one today, felt like I was melting!

Judith - I love your Babe as well, darling boxer beauty!  Sorry about your family's disappointment but I have a strong feeling that next year will be another great HEAT team showdown.

Will - Eldorado is a good golf course but the best in our area are - Pete Dye in Stonebridge Ranch which is used as a warm up for the Byron Nelson and the newer one - TPC at Craig Ranch.  You would love McKinney - 7 golf courses just in our town.  Lots of greens and lots of smiles!

Teral - She is a mess and just is a typical lab - dives for all water.  Stayed away from the parade - felt that we have already beat the Heat and I would too by staying out of it. 

Have a Great Day!

Jun 16, 2011 02:48 PM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Patricia - Drink that water and stay in when you can.  Hard to do that while showing homes .. I take a cooler of iced water for all and tell all to dress in shorts or for comfort!  Thanks for the visit!

Jun 16, 2011 02:50 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


I know that a lot of folks in Cleveland were sure pulling for the Mavericks! And now the Heat can just go away!

Jun 16, 2011 03:20 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I saw that Lebron said he didn’t win the title because God decided it was time for him to do that yet. Does God really root for sports teams and sports figures? Aren’t there more important things for her to do, like feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless. Little things like that. I kind of rooted for him while he was with Cleveland, but after that ESPN show where he announced that he was taking his talents to Miami, I’m just as much a naysayer on him as the rest of the non-Mimi world.

Jun 23, 2011 04:11 PM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Connie - Bear looks like she enjoys her "watering down".  We haven't had any 100+ days yet but I taking my fur babies for their walks either early in the morning or early evening when its cooler.  During the days, the love laying around inside on the cool tile floors.

Jun 26, 2011 03:27 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Connie - it seems like Bear leads a pretty good life!  I love the pictures and, of course, your mention of our beloved Mavs!  enjoy a great July 4th weekend. 

Jun 29, 2011 08:55 PM