Decided not to attend my support group this morning. Three of the ladies that I go to lunch with after the session emailed me that they were not going to group for various reasons and I mostly go for the camaraderie with them when we go to lunch after group, so since there would be no lunch today, I thought I'd just stay home and spend the time with Hiker. We got out for a 2 mile walk this morning around 9 am before it got too hot. It was a little windy but not too bad. When we got back home, we sat on the patio for awhile enjoying the nice weather but when it started getting too hot, we went into the house. After lunch, I took Hiker up to PetSmart and bought her a new collar and as if she doesn't already have enough toys, I bought her a little plush elephant. So she's been playing with “Ellie” every since we got back home. I was thinking about getting her a new harness also for when we go walking but didn't see any I liked. I don't hook her leash to her collar when we walk because I don't like her choking if she pulls a little. I prefer to hook the leash to a harness, plus the harness she has now also has a strap that hooks her to the seat belt when she is riding in the car. We got up to about 88° here today. It was hotter at the beach. Heard it was 90° there.