Feel Good Friday

Summer is in full swing and I am loving it! Especially after the awful winter we had! Nala had a visit with her former owner the other weekend. We met in a local dog park and the two had a joyful reunion! Nala's prior mommy had to surrender Nala because she worked and went to school which left little time for a bulldog. Realizing this, she made the painful decision to surrender her to the rescue for which I really admire her for! She did something that a lot of people might not do, putting what was best for her dog first! A very selfless act of love! When we met she gave Nala a great gift, a cooling pad for the summer. Knowing how bulldogs easily over heat this cooling pad for her to chill on is a great idea!  It's cooling feature is in the material itself and does not require putting it in the frig to keep it cool. Now I only have to get her to use it. Nala seems to artfully dodge it where ever I put it down!

So speaking of summer and chilling out keep in mind how the heat can be dangerous for your dog. Especially bulldogs and other short snout or flat face breeds. Walking in mid day heat or the ultimate no-no leaving them in your car are all potentially life threatening. Keeping them cool indoors with the AC on is where they need to be. We walk Nala only very early morning or late evening and even then if it's humid we keep the walks short.

Also folks if you see a dog in a hot car in a parking lot or on the street and cannot locate the owner please do not hesitate to call the police. Inside a car on a 85 F degree day the temperature can easily reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit inside a vehicle, which of course is deadly. In several states it s against the law to leave your pet in the car, though I don't know why its not illegal everywhere!

So I leave you with this bit of wisdom for the weekend:

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler,Notebooks, 1912

Stay cool, stay safe!

Nala with her first mommy enjoying the dog park together!

"I am staying inside and watching Animal Planet"


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