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?