Happy Canada Day Weekend!!! 150 Years Proud! Paw crossed and hoping that the weather man is totally out to lunch with his prediction of rain and that we get for plenty of sunshine!!! Nicholas and I have lots of plans for running the beach, swimming, family barbeque, trail walks etc. so we won’t be happy campers if it’s raining. All we can do if it’s raining is stay in the cottage and drive our poor Papa crazy! He says we’re very good at that (chuckle, chuckle). Nicholas and I are sporting our Canada Day scarves and special thanks to our Auntie Blue who took two and sewed them together so the Budster could have one that fits too!
Hot Dogs Aren’t Cool! Mama picked up a flyer at the vets yesterday with details of the repercussions of leaving your dog in a car in summer time. Nicholas and I really love to drive in the SUV, it’s one of our favourite things to do but when it’s warm we have to stay home in the air conditioning where it’s cool. Some of our friends do travel a bit in summer but there Mamas have two sets of keys and leave the air conditioning on for them to remain comfortable. Here are some tips to keep in mind; do you know that dogs can only cool themselves by painting and by sweating through their paw pads? Therefore they need cool air to regulate their body temperature so cracking the windows or parking in the shade isn’t enough. Car temperatures can be deadly within a matter of minutes and if the dogs body temperature rises only 5 degrees above normal it’s in serious trouble resulting in comatose, permanent impairment and even death! Rule of thumb is that dogs shouldn’t be left in the car when the heat is above 21 degrees or 70F. If you see a dog left in a vehicle first check to see if the vehicle is running, if the dog looks happy, the air conditioning has been left on. If it’s not running call the local police immediately at 1-877-722-1522. Remember if it’s 24C/ 75F it only takes 10 min to reach 38C /100.4F in your car and in 30 min its 49C /120F. So Buddy asks that you keep your furry friends safe and comfortable at home this summer!
Hope you have lots of fun with family, friends and furies this weekend as we celebrate the 150th birthday of our great nation of Canada!
Big Buddy Bacon