June 21st!- Summer solstice has arrived!
I don’t know about you and the area you live in, but I’m guessing that this may be a much welcome break from all the abnormal extended winter most have experienced around the country.
Now that it’s summer-that’s sure to mean more time enjoying the great outdoors and hopefully that will include your canine companion.
Planning short excursions/ day trips on a local level?
Maybe head out to the wild blue yonder?
or chillaxing around the home front?
While you figure out what plans to make that includes the four legger, you may want to consider a few things to keep them cool in this hot weather.
One thing I’d like to touch briefly on is: there have been many messages, PSA’s, or items in the news lately of dogs left in cars in hot weather. I highly urge you to consider alternatives than to leave your best pal in your car during hot temperatures. Please leave them at home or visit dog friendly establishments. It may be hard to resist that ” I’m not going with you?” look but in the long run, it’d be for their best interest.
The nice peeps over at www.TheUnCommonDog.com put together this paw-some infographic:
As you can see in the picture above, Cherie is exhibiting no signs of being overheated.
On this particular day,we were returning from the photoshoot with Kira Stackhouse/Project Dog AKA Nuena Photography (http://nuenaphotography.com/) at UC Berkeley, CA. I was thrilled that Cherie was invited to represent the ‘rescued’ side of the breed, and flabbergasted that Kira included her on the front of the book as well. This was the first (and only) longer-than-normal road trip for her as she was not used to riding in cars before she came into my life.
I hope you would be mindful of these signs of overheating in your woofing pal
to ensure a good and fun time this summer!