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Monday, June 21, 2010

Hot Summer Days

Picture courtesy My Dog is Cool website

It's a heat wave! Days of 90+ degrees with more to come. Factor in high humidity, and it's even harder to think about going outside.

Remember your critters in these toasty days! Fun as it as to take your dog places, he'll be much more comfortable at home (inside, please). And plenty of cool water to drink is a must.

Saturday morning I saw a dog locked in a car while his people were in an air conditioned restaurant enjoying breakfast. Thankfully, they returned before the dog overheated. Lucky, too, because if they didn't come out within a few more minutes, they'd have been paged by me...or the police.

For more hot weather tips, check out My Dog is Cool .

P.S. We were out of town over the weekend. I plan to catch up on blogs over the next few days!


Tammy said...

What a great resource! Thanks for posting this!

Bandit's Pack said...

Thank you, Pat! What a great reminder for all of us. I posted one of their links on Bandit's blog's sidebar.

Judy said...

Lady watches longingly as I go out the door, ever hopeful that she will be invited along...but the weather is so hot and humid that even 10 minutes in the car while I run in somewhere is 9 minutes too long. So she stays behind, looking sad...

Benny and Lily said...

Mom nose about this since we have flat noses. Thank you for reminding every buddy
Benny & Lily

Cozy in Texas said...

Great reminder. I don't take my dogs for walks either. The pavement is much too hot by the end of the day. What does make me cringe is seeing a dog in the back of a truck.
Cozy In Texas

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Our dogs love to ride with us, but here in Georgia it has been 95+ degrees--too hot to leave them even with the windows half down. They look so sad when we head off without them! I wish they understood we leave them behind because we love them. When winter returns they'll be our riding buddies again.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That is very good advice for hot weather. Some people must be mad to leave a dog in a car in Summer. There have been a few instances here where people have had to break car windows because the dogs inside were dying, terrible.

Deborah said...

AWWW,I hate it when I see a dog in a car in the summer when the owners are gone..It makes me so mad.
Thanks for the information!

irishoma said...

Great advice, Pat.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Thanks for the heat tips!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Life With Dogs said...

I haven't had to call the police for a dog in a hot car in years. Let's hope that's a good sign!

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

That is a very important resource! Can't believe those humans who locked their poor woofie in the car! Is it illegal over there? It is illegal in our Mummy's homestate, but not all over Australia yet.

the booker man said...

super grrreat reminder, miss pat! if me 'n asa get to go on car rides during the summer, either mama or daddy always stays in the car with us with the AC on!!
the booker man

RMKK said...

It's so nice to live in a place now without all of the humidity. It can be so exhausting. It's sad when people leave animals and babies in cars to die while they are keeping cool someplace in the a/c.


Jenny said...

I can't believe that people would actually leave their pet or worse their child in the car in such extremely hot weather - it is really sad and concerning!

I am glad that you noticed and were going to get the poor puppy help if he needed it - Good Job!!!

Hang in there - I know we are baking out here in AZ and we don't have the humidity so I can't imagine.

little princess Luna~ said...

awww poor puppers....mum usually knows she can take me in with her or if she's iffy--she'll sneak me in.
thanks for sharing miss pat~!! :)