The Dog (or Cat) Days of Summer on the Amalfi Coast

  Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Puffy on Couch


We have definitely entered into the dog days of summer here on the Amalfi Coast. Or, around my house I should perhaps say the cat days of summer:


Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Puffy Passed Out



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Regal Puffy in Window



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Puffy Close


Puffy doesn’t seem to be able to do much at all during these giorno afosi, literally  “sultry days,” which is what I found in my Italian dictionary for “dog days.” He comes into the house and collapses in one long, stretched out pile in the coolest spot he can find, often near a fan or on the marble windowsill. I have to admit he pretty much captures the effect this weather seems to have on me, too. I wish I could say that my recent absence from blogging here on Ciao Amalfi was the result of time spent relaxing like my fortunate little cat Puffy. While I have been enjoying a bit of time away from the computer, it has also been a very busy month so far for me. Busy is great news with respect to my travel writing, and I am pleased to be adjusting to a full schedule. With the heat and the summer crowds, most days the most peaceful spot is right at home. Just ask Puffy – he’s the expert!


What are you doing to stay cool this summer?