My Dog is Cool.Com

Riding back home from a nice shopping trip.

Y’all know I love to shop. So, how do I get to and fro?

I can’t ride a bike (but dogs ride in bike baskets in Holland). I can’t walk all the way from Our house to great stores (that’s because the good ‘ole US of A – some parts of it anyway – isn’t very conducive to mixed use urban shopping/living design). And if there was good public transportation where I live, I couldn’t ride it anyway just because I’m a dog!

So, that means that I RIDE IN A CAR.

Repeat after me: do not take your dog along for the ride in a HOT CAR. Get it?

Please check out There’s all kinds of information on this website about helping keep dogs cool in hot weather. You can even download a flyer to put on people’s car windshields.

Thanks to my friends over at Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures for reminding me about this.

What You Learned Today:

  • If it’s 85 degrees outside, your car – even with the windows slightly cracked –  can be 102 degrees in just ten minutes and 120 degrees in 20 minutes.
  • A dog with a body temperature of 107 – 108 degrees can suffer brain damage or death.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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7 Responses to My Dog is Cool.Com

  1. Thank you so much for being so proactive on our behalf. We appreciate the website and Mom is already printing cards. When our puppies go to their forever homes, they get a packed of information to take with them and Mom is adding these cards to that packet.

  2. Our Mom just emailed this to our Vet so that he could use the website too. Thanks again.

  3. scottishdogs says:

    Good advice. We Scotties are hardy little dogs (little??) born to work effectively in cold weather (Scottish Highlands) so heat is bad for us, especially hot cars.


  4. Toby says:

    Stuart! You never said what was in the bag! Whadja get?

  5. Nice dog.

    I really love it. Looking forward to seeing more photos of Scotties.

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