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6/5/12 3:44 P

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Speaking of hot - have any of you tried any of the cooling pads/cushions for your dogs? When our dog is very warm after walks on a very warm/hot day, he will lie down on the floor (instead of the area rug). I was thinking one of those cooling cushions might be nice for him - help him cool down more quickly. If yes, what are your thoughts - are they effective?

Sometimes I'll have doggy come down to the basement with me and lie down on the floor, which is nice and cool. :)



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6/5/12 10:00 A

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Hi everyone, It has been much cooler here. I feel great and Patrick is smiling, he even wanted to go on a long walk. It would be great to move somewhere with a cooler climate. I am thinking of selling this 2 story house for a 1 story and moving. Maybe Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear. Anyway hope you and your pets are doing good. Jackie emoticon

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6/4/12 9:12 P

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We had to come back to No. Fl. for the funeral of a dear friend tomorrow and got hit with 100 degree heat after having several days in the mountains with the cooler days/nights. Will be glad to get back up there!

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My hubby and I have just celebrated our 51th wedding anniversary, can't believe we've been married that long! We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and live in Tallahassee, Florida.

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6/4/12 4:21 P

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Soon after our place here in the Pacific Northwest sells, my pups and I are moving to Tucson. We'll definitely have to adjust our routine to deal with hot weather. I picture us following a routine similar to PANFRIED TROUT's of early morning and late evening walks.

Stay cool everybody! emoticon

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6/4/12 1:51 P

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here in cincinnati, oh it has been in the low 80's-upper 70's during the day. i LOVE it. at night, it has been in the mid 50's. the fur kids LOVE that, but i forgot to cover Kirby with a blanket most of the night. i remembered this morning and i will remember tonight. i know he has fur, but he still likes to have a light blanket over him.

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6/4/12 9:17 A

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Yeah! It has finally cooled off, this morning anyway. Paddy wants to go for a walk. I really need a cooler climate. Maybe Lake Arrowhead. Hope all of you are doing well today. Jackie emoticon

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6/3/12 8:52 P

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Our cabin is in the No. Georgia Mountains and yesterday and today it was really chilly for this time of the year. It felt good! Our 100 degree heat was at our house in Tallahassee, Fl. Too hot for this time of year!

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6/3/12 11:45 A

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My collie hates the heat but loves the snow. My Lab prefers the warm days over the cold.
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6/2/12 4:05 A

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We used to have a Samoyed. He hated the heat as well, but loved the snow.

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6/2/12 12:09 A

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i used to take our Great Pyrenees Bismarck on walks that ended by 8am or started after 10pm here in Arizona. it was 108 degrees today so if he were still with us, he'd have spent the entire day in the house,, only going out to pee or poop.

sometimes, we'd go on 2 very short (like 1/8th of a mile) walks in a day if he was up to it

If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat. (auth unk)

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6/2/12 12:08 A

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It is supposed to start cooling down a bit. Hang in there. emoticon

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6/1/12 10:33 P

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Hi. I live in Yucaipa, Ca. My husband said it would be cooler here but I don't agree, however it is much colder in winter than in San Bernardino. Very hot today in the 90's. Jackie

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6/1/12 10:02 P

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I know what you mean. We were 100 here today. Are you in the desert?

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6/1/12 4:40 P

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It was sure hot when we left Tallahassee but we are at our No. Ga. mtn cabin and have had the a/c off since we've been here. My little Jack Russell, Zoey really likes to snuggle in this weather.

So sorry to hear about the neighbors Shephard Mix being left outside in that heat. That is a shame.

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6/1/12 11:14 A

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Weather is definitely warmer in Virgina. As a result, I don't take my dog on as many walks (she is missing them) for I don't want her to get hurt. Heck, I am trying to run and it is screwing me up so I won't put her through that. I need to find some alternatives though because she likes to play.

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6/1/12 10:28 A

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It was 90 degrees here yesterday. We took Jenny with us shopping, but she got to go into all of the stores with us so, no problem. (She wouldn't have gone otherwise) Today it will be 85 but getting cooler as the weekend goes on, then rain on Monday.

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6/1/12 10:18 A

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We had 90* degree temps last weekend. And sadly, on Monday, Our friends 14 yr. old , Shepard Mix dog, succumbed to the heat and died in her yard.

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6/1/12 10:05 A

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It's cool and raining here now.
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6/1/12 9:58 A

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Still pretty cold here but bearable. Hobo curls up pretty tight in his bed at night to keep warm.

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6/1/12 9:53 A

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It's very hot here too =/

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6/1/12 9:24 A

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Hi everyone. It's so hot here now even my dog Patrick hates it. Hard to keep going. I will though, but not my dog I guess I would'nt want to walk around in a fur coat when it's hot either. I guess I'll go for a walk alone today. Jackie

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