There used to be a Looney Tunes cartoon that Ben and I liked called “The Abominable Snow Rabbit”. It started Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the Abominable Snowman. The was a time in the cartoon when the snowman picks up Daffy and says “I will hug him and squeeze him and call him George”. Ben and I used to tell each other “I will hug you and kiss you and call you George” and then we would hug, kiss and call each other “George”. It was just a silly little thing we'd do. This morning I was watching the local CBS News and one of their reporters was at some place with some penguins. She said “I was told not to touch them but they are so cute I just want to hug them and squeeze them and call the George”. Suddenly I felt this tug at my heart that brought tears to my eyes because I have not heard anyone say that in over a year and I immediately thought of Ben. In our grief group, we always talk about things that will trigger a memory and this morning, that was what triggered mine. I had to go over to Wal-Mart this morning to do my grocery shopping. When I got back home, I started to take hiker out for a walk. The thermometer on my patio read 75° when we started out around 9:30 am. We went about a half mile from home and it was just so hot already. I was sweating and Hiker was panting, so we came back home only completing a mile walk. At 10:00 am it was already 80° and by noon it was 90° on my patio. Stayed in the house and watched TV most of the day.