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 mydogiscool.com. 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.
- Stuart says: LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME WHEN IT’S HOT.