The heat might have us a bit beat.
Cats are well know for spending the day lounging in a window, sneaking off under a couch or simply passing the hours with a cat-nap. Summertime doesn't change up this agenda too much; if anything it reinforces the schedule.
As much as I like Salt Lake for all the excellent outdoor recreation opportunities, summer can be difficult. Daytime highs land close to 100 degrees and the cement jungle can feel oppressively hot. The 2 nearest canyons to beat the heat (Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood) provide occasional shade and climbing opportunities, but because they are in the Salt Lake City watershed, domesticated pets are not allowed.
We still try to get out. Walks get shorter and water is very mandatory. Location and time of day must work together in order to make sure that we have shade available. It might be hard, but it is not impossible.