Thursday, June 2, 2011
Remember the winter we just had-- where we had snow and more snow. We had freezing days (I know, Melinda, you are about to go into winter in Australia), but those days are over! Carey reminded me that we need to have a reminder blog about the heat. (Hope the pictures makes you feel a little cooler!)
Mr. Bitsy was visiting here while his foster mom was out of town. Can you see his hair blowing? That's because.......
He's laying right in front of the fan. Pekingese, with their flat faces, cannot cool off on their own. I keep floor fans going in my home (which is air-conditioned) just in case the dogs want to have a cool spot.
I keep water bowls in four rooms of the house. With all the dogs here, we can go through some water. Once my grandson is getting around more, this could be a problem! :-)
I keep one on the deck, too. They aren't out there without me, but if I'm working outside, they like to come out. So, water is available.
Sweet Portia is wandering through the border grass. With her black coat, she can absorb the heat even faster. And remember, to NEVER leave a dog in the car, even for a moment, during the summer. It's amazing how fast a car can heat up! And dogs cannot tolerate the temperatures in a closed up car-- neither can we!
They can easily get heat stroke, and are known to lie in the hot sun and not even realize they are getting overheated. This is sweet Daisy, on one of my yard chairs. Isn't she cute!!
This is a spot of sunshine, but it's inside. Mr. Bitsy is hanging out with Kai Kai (Kyden) in the cool kitchen.
They love the wood and tile floors and the area carpets downstairs are all rolled up for the summer.
Please, please, watch your pets during the "dog days" of summer. It's up to us to protect them. P.S. If your Peke has a summer cut, please send me pics! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org )