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Old 05-14-2013, 05:59 PM
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So with all those fun pictures and things floating around Facebook lately (since it is that time of year again) saying things like:

"If you leave your dog in the car for five seconds on a hot day it's blood will boil, it's brain will fry and it will combust into flames and DIE."

Along with:

"If your dog goes outside when it's over 80 degrees and isn't immediately exposed to shade and water it will suddenly get heat stroke and DIE."

Paired with:

"If you even think about taking your dog on a walk when it's warm out it's feet will blister, bake and then your dog will DIE."

Got me thinking about what "rules" us crazy DOG people people break like that during summer. So share, what is going to get you screamed at by the picture reposting FB crowd
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:24 PM
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"If your dog goes outside when it's over 80 degrees and isn't immediately exposed to shade and water it will suddenly get heat stroke and DIE."
We can't break any rules because Wesley feels this is very true, he is a wuss. Except it's if he goes outside in over 75f for more than 10 minutes, he'll perish. He's fragile.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:30 PM
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I go biking with my Boxer when it is more than 50 degrees out.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:33 PM
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My dogs go places with me in the car in the summer. God forbid. Obviously if it is really hot and I'm running errands, they stay home, but I know how to manage the temp in my car. If we are headed out hiking or swimming or something, and I do to run in a store, I do. I'm waiting for the day someone calls the cops on me. I do have a remote starter, so if it is really warm, I'll just hit the starter as I leave the car and let the AC blast. That goes over great here in the land of Idle Free Vermont

We don't walk much on the pavement in the summer because it's more fun to go in the woods.

My dogs run agility in the hot summer sun (while being kept cool using water/cool coats/fans and being catered to far more than I cater to myself in the heat).

The one summer rule I don't break is letting them stick their heads out the windows while I drive. Meg has no interest in it anyway, although I can see Gusto enjoying it. Scares the bejeesus out of me.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:35 PM
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:47 PM
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We mostly swim all summer long...are there rules about swimming?
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Water intoxication. I have seen hyperbole saying swimming is going to cause it.

I wonder sometimes how some people get by without any fun in their lives.
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I'm actually kind of irrationally paranoid about heat stress and heat stroke, so I probably follow rules you haven't even seen FB posts about.
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I take my dogs swimming AND let them drink the water
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