SEBRING -Lake Placid golden retrievers, Duke Wayne and Daisy, live a charmed life.
During the "dog days of summers," the two beloved pets of Michael Simon have their own air-conditioned dog house to loll around in.
Michael Simon's parents got him the golden retrievers about two years ago.
That breed is very special to the family said Michael's dad, Wayne.
"They are very protective," Wayne Simon said. "All my life we've had golden retrievers. Golden retrievers will guard babies. They will growl but not bite."
Michael built the 5-foot wide, 8-foot long and 6-foot high dog house on his own. It's all insulated and comes with a 1,000 btu air-conditioning window unit and a doggie bed.
There is a doggie door for Duke Wayne and Daisy, and Duke Wayne likes to stick out his head out of the doggie door, Wayne Simon said.
The one-story dog house also has a mail box for treats.
"It's very nicely built," said Wayne Simon, who said he had never seen or heard of an air-conditioned dog house until his son built one.