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No Hot Dogs Please!

Don’t leave your dog in the car when it’s hot!

Normally I’m really nice and rarely do I tell people what to do….unless it’s about this topic…leaving dogs in a hot car.  Then I can get very directive.

I can’t tell you how many time I’ve been out on a hot day and have seen a poor, hot dog panting inside a car.  I tell you it freaks me out!  I’m totally unreasonable about this topic.  Don’t do this!

Imagine wearing a fur coat on a hot day sitting in a car with the sun beating down.  You have no way to open the car door to get out.  How do you feel?  You have no idea how long you’ll be in that hot car.  Your driver (the one who supposedly adores you) got sidetracked by an old friend, stopped for a soda, and remembered another errand s/he had to run. 

Oh my 45 minutes … no, an hour has gone by.  They only meant to run in and out.  Funny how time flies when you’ve left your dog in the hot car unattended and you’re in the air conditioning! 

Depending on the temperature, the situation can get serious in a hurry.  Hey I’ve gotta stop writing about this, the visual is freaking me out.

Leave your dog at home!  If you MUST take your dog in the car on a hot day, do not leave him or her in the car – even in the shade, even with the windows partly rolled down – remember the fur coat!  And forget about parking in the sun – even with the windows rolled down. 

And all of this is doubly true for kids – do not leave them in a hot car!  I wouldn’t think I’d even have to say this….but unfortunately it happens.

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