🚨DOG MOM RANT WARNING🚨: it’s currently 96*F outside. What’s wrong with this picture?
This photo was taken less than 5 minutes after I let the dogs out for a midday potty break. Copper loves to bask on our back patio, so it’s the first thing she did when I let her out, but within 5 minutes, she was panting. Folks, summer is approaching and it is just too hot to leave your dogs outside unless you take adequate and extreme measures to ensure their safety.
We went to lunch today with two good friends and left Copper & Chief home because we planned to eat outside. Imagine our surprise when we got to our restaurant, and there were two old, sugarfaced Labradors tied up to a tree next to our table. When we sat down, I asked our friends who the dogs belonged to, and they said that the owners had gone inside to eat, leaving two small styrofoam bowls of water out for the dogs. 🤯 We ate lunch for an hour and a half next to these dogs, who sat by us the whole time. Together with another table, we gave them water and tried to keep them cool but they were clearly too hot.
I know I shouldn’t be surprised that there are less than ideal dog owners in the world. And my faith in humanity is slightly restored by the fact that we weren’t the only table shocked that two dogs had been tied to a tree while their owners enjoyed a cold meal inside, but please help us spread the word that dogs cannot be left in cars or outside in extreme heat. As loving dog owners, it’s our job to encourage the masses to make good decisions for our canine family members, so please, help us spread the word 🧡💛