This blurred photo is of Galileo on the top step in the swimming pool.
He dips himself several times a day in this heat but somehow I never have the camera handy to catch him doing it.
Till now, that is, when dusk was falling and I was some distance away.
He really is the picture of a water-loving dog – mouth open, tongue hanging out, eyes closed in ecstasy.
When he gets out he ships a load of water with him like a scruffy sponge.