You’re Hot? How About Us Furry Hounds?

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Summer is with us and along with it has come the scorching heat. And some days have been very smoky – Meg says it is a fire.

Meg and I have a machine that blows out cool air. She said it was an Eggnitioner. I haven’t seen any eggs yet.

We went to visit my friend Leeroy and his human Anne. They don’t have an eggnitioner but they have a fan. That helps make wind, which is a bit cooling. Leeroy has a special mat to lie on that is cool and if he goes out he has a cool coat and a cool bandana that he sometimes wears. He is an older boy and feels the heat more than I do. Meg said she is going to get me a cool mat for in the car.

Leeroy likes frozen fruit to eat. I tried it but was not very keen. He also likes his meat frozen in Kongs like I do. We had one each. His was a big black one and mine was a smaller blue one. We agreed they were delicious.

Meg and Anne are going to take us out for a walk in the morning before it gets hot. Then we can come home and have a big sleep.

Meg has got a new gate built for the back of the car. When we go anywhere in the car, like nosework, we can park under the trees and she can open the back of the car and I am safe inside the car with my water bowl, cool mat, cool treat and shiny cover over the roof, till it is my turn to ‘go sniffing’. She hops in the back with me and reads sometimes. It is very pleasant.

She never leaves me in a hot car.

Keep cool and enjoy the rest of summer with your human. I know I will!