The Sun Is Hot And So Is Concrete

While I was in town yesterday doing our weekly shopping we stopped at an auto parts place downtown.

There was a guy there on a bike and he had his dog with him. It was just about noon and the sun had been shining pretty bright all morning. The temperature got up into the mid 90’s.

Maybe the fella lived close to the place and didn’t have far to go. I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter….it doesn’t take long to burn your feet if you step on hot concrete or asphalt.

And dogs paws can burn too. It probably does take them longer to burn than human feet since they are not running around in shoes all the time.

People used to go barefoot a lot but I haven’t seen anyone out and about without shoes in ages. Not even kids. So people tend to forget what the actual ground feels like.

If you are wondering…go walk in the road without your shoes this afternoon…or on any sunny day. See how it feels.

And be careful when you take your fur babies out for walks or rides.

And if they are outside make sure they have some shade and plenty of water available.

That goes for all animals not just dogs. My chickens were having a hard time yesterday. I put some fresh cool water out during the middle of the day and they went wading.

I wouldn’t mind going wading myself. I’m thinking about getting me a kiddie pool…just for wading.

What do you think?

Don’t Burn Your Pets Paws!

Don’t Burn Your Pets Paws!

Dogs paws with burns from hot asphalt.Even though the heat has eased up in some areas it is still important to keep your pets off the sidewalks and roads during the heat of the day.

Especially if the road or sidewalk is in full sun.

Some roads get hot enough you can actually fry an egg on them and they WILL burn your pets paws.

If you don’t believe this then go out there and take your shoes off and try it for yourself.

If it burns your feet it will burn theirs! And they don’t have any way to tell you so you so you have to be watching out for it.

I have also seen a few stories in the news lately of people leaving dogs and even babies in their cars at the store. Don’t do that!

Even if it isn’t really hot outside it will get hot in a vehicle faster than you think.


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