Friday, June 17, 2016

Hotter Than A . . . (You Fill In)

Folks, it is gonna be a HOT one almost everywhere this weekend. Even chilly San Francisco is supposed to hit 80. Now that may not seem like too hot to some of you central valley types - but in a city of concrete it can be excruciating.

The folks are going to Sacramento to do some kayaking. It is supposed to EXCEED 100 degrees so even though they are staying in a DOG FRIENDLY hotel, they are opting to leave us in our much cooler town with the AC running when and if the temps get TOO HOT. I'll miss them and the family they are visiting. But I won't miss that oppressive heat.

NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT. . . heat is very dangerous to doggies. SO take care to

  1. Have plenty of water on hand
  2. Avoid taking your dog on car trips other than short ones, if possible
  3. NEVER leave your dog in a hot car, even with a window cracked
  4. Test the sidewalk before going on walkies. If it burns your hand it will burn their pads
  5. If you do go out, provide plenty of shade for your pet - even at the beach. Even dogs get sunburn
  6. Keep your pet from overheating indoors or out with a cooling body wrap, vest, or mat (such as the Keep Cool Mat). Soak these products in cool water, and they'll stay cool (but usually dry) for up to three days
  7. Keep a small kiddie pool filled with cool water so your dog can cool off now and then
  8. If your dog begins to pant uncontrollably, has glazed eyes, dizziness or becomes listless, it could be a sign of overheating or even heatstroke. Immediately get your dog to shade and try to bring down their temperature by applying cool rags and ice packs. Get your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible

Just for the fun of it - here are some HOW HOT IS IT-

  • the cows are giving evaporated milk. 
  • the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs 
  • farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs. 
  • I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walkin'
  •  hot water now comes out of both taps. 
  • you actually burn your hand opening the car door. 
  • you realize that asphalt has a liquid state. 
  • the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
  •  the potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper. 
  • the cows are giving evaporated milk. 
  • you start buying stock in Gatorade.
  •  the trees are whistling for the dogs. 
  • you start putting ice cubes in your water bed. 
  • you no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water. 
  • you can say 113 degrees without fainting. 
  • Satan decided to take the day off.
  •  the four seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot and ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! 
  • you eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off. 
  • your dream house is any house in Alaska. 
  • you can make instant sun tea.  
  • your car overheats before you drive it. 
  • you learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron. 
  • the temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly. 



The Devil Dog said...

Oh, those are cute. And we thank goodness Mom would NEVER leave us in a car alone for any reason and she would never expect us to go for a walk in that kind of weather either.


PS Mom is not sure if "funny" is how she feels about some people justifying their actions. Scary as all get out and wtf are more like it.

MilitaryPugWife said...

It is SO hot outside!!

LBJ said...

Thanks for the smiles. Mom was based near you all during her days as a pilot and remembers MANY overly hot days. She said her airplane was like crawling into an easy-bake oven.

Stay safe and cool.

Abby Lab

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

LOVE those Jokes... butt not THAT much Heat.

We have Cooling Pads in our Jessie Jeep... THOSE really HELP...

Julie said...

Phew!!! That a serious hotness you've got going there Noodles….very unlike here where we haf just put the heating on in the house!!!! Brrrrr
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are warming up to the high 90's by mid week - ugh
stay cool
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Too hot!!

Robin Whiskers said...

That's pretty hot!