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So, how are your pooches holding up in the heatwave?

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Jas spends a lot of time rolling around in the paddling pool, then running indoors and shaking everywhere. We love that. Stanley is mostly sleeping. I'm walking them both before 9am and then at around 8pm. Neither of them want to be out too long.

mrsjay Tue 09-Jul-13 10:19:35

They look (justifiably!) smug as hell.

clever doggies grin

DalekInAFestiveJumper Mon 08-Jul-13 21:47:35

I left the dogs at it, as I had to do some stuff in another room. When I came back, the sun had moved so that the spot in front of the fan wasn't shaded anymore.

So what did mine do? They shoved the fan off to the side and into the shade! I'm the only one home, there's nobody else who could have given the thing a shove, and it's clearly been moved, because the mat's all scrunched up now.

They look (justifiably!) smug as hell.

mrsjay Mon 08-Jul-13 19:32:15

see a few dogs fanning on facebook today grin

mrsjay Mon 08-Jul-13 19:31:45

jay dog would put his tongue in a fan hmm

SauvignonBlanche Mon 08-Jul-13 19:09:09

We retook him to the river for a nice cool swim.

DalekInAFestiveJumper Mon 08-Jul-13 19:06:15

I set out a box fan for my two goofpups, and they're gleefully sacked out in front of it. I am half tempted to join them, looks awfully relaxing.

mrsjay Mon 08-Jul-13 18:40:42

Jaydog just took his ball to dd2 she threw it for him I am sure i heard a <meh> noise as he lay down and it went past, dd1 is just about to take him out ive packed his water a bowl and put ice in the water then i said to dd have you a drink with you blush

Vibbe Mon 08-Jul-13 18:35:53

She's sleeping far more than usual. Moves from sunshine on the balcony to shade and cold tiles in the hallway.
When we go out, it takes about 3 minutes before she's panting like mad.

When we go out to train/exercise, she's fine - for around 10 minutes, then she gives up and lies down.

Earlier, she was eating the dust/sand and grass, as she was so thirsty (I forgot water and didn't think it would be this bad, as the temperature is lower today than usual).
Now she's sleeping again.

She's not eating much, so I try to give her cold food that isn't too dry.

This is how she's sleeping most of the time:

flatmouse Mon 08-Jul-13 16:00:01

Flatdog had touch of runs (I'm putting it down to the heat), 8pm walk last night, 6:30am walk today (back to normal). He's a little wiser today and generally staying in cool house. Late walk tonight again.

mrsjay Mon 08-Jul-13 15:48:34

think dd1 is taking out in the car later this evening to have a wander through a country park

mrsjay Mon 08-Jul-13 15:46:00

jay dog is beig a bit dramatic and huffing and lying on the laminatein the hall dd took him for a walk at about 11 and he went for a swim , we gave him some ice earlier he didnt move just did feeble licks as he lay sweltering bless him

superlambanana Mon 08-Jul-13 00:25:03

SuperDog doesn't seem to understand the difference between sun and shade. We bought her a paddling pool last year but she dipped a paw in it and backed away. She likes to bake slowly in the sun and I think it'd have to be about fifty degrees to stop her bounding about like a Mexican jumping bean as soon as I get the lead out.

Oh balls. It's cooled down sufficiently to revive the puppy. He's like the duracell bunny on speed.

MrsMeg Sun 07-Jul-13 19:41:52

Panting and moping all all day. Our cockerpoo has discovered that the tiled floor in the downstairs loo is cool and dark.

Feel so sorry for them sad

groovejet Sun 07-Jul-13 19:30:07

Flynn has just been wandering around the house looking for cool spots, he approves of my moving our bed in front of the window so has spent quite a bit of time on there.

Gave him a hose down as he was looking baked, had the opposite effect as he ran around like a loon trying to dry off he is now snoring on the floor.

topbannana Sun 07-Jul-13 17:54:33

GingerDog loves the sun and has to be forcibly dragged into the shade (I cannot convey to you how much he loved the South of France grin)
The LandShark is not as keen so will retire to the shade if it all gets too much, but they both cope so much better than other dogs I know.
On the plus side I did the Tesco exchange thing and got 5 camping chairs for £15 of vouchers. GingerDog has always adored his camping chair (which eventually got so rotten we had to bin it) and today the LandShark has slept on his for the first time. Goodness knows what people think, two adults, one child and two dogs- 5 identical camping chairs hmm grin

HelgatheHairy Sun 07-Jul-13 17:29:43

My Goldie has barely moved from inside today. I took him out earlier and was throwing toys for him but he refused to bring them back which I took as a hint. Don't think he's going to get walked tonight, I'm 36 weeks pregnant and DH has very bad hayfever so there's a chance it would kill us, never mind the dog.

bassetfeet Sun 07-Jul-13 16:34:09

Dog Basset is now in a zen like state under my feet .
No barking for his dinner and counter surfing . Just loud snores .

nice walk later planned when he wakes up and in the cool air .

Your love for your dogs Chickens is so lovely and educational also to read . I am the most wibbly scaredy cat on the planet until I see dogs in hot cars . Fortunately police have arrived very quickly . But still despite it being common knowledge we see dogs left in cars in this heat . Got Morrisons to put call out today for one dog looking unhappy
Opening a window doesnt stop your dog dying mate .

I was supposed to be taking Jas to see a behaviourist at 3.30 today. I cancelled, and she agreed. It involves a thirty minute car trip, and it was 32C in our car in the shade. He doesn't really like the car anyway, so I didn't see the point in stressing him out, half baking him, and then taking him to a new place with other dogs. He'd have exploded with the trauma.

thistlelicker Sun 07-Jul-13 15:38:49

We took dog to a lovely park today where he had half an hour playing with other dogs in a river. We also had a bowl in car with water for him to drink

I won't be taking Jas on a long walk this evening. Fifteen minutes on lead around the block will probably be enough. He has the unfortunate spaniel trait of not knowing when to stop, so if I allow him to charge about like a nutter he'll probably give himself heat stroke. Just doused him under the cold hose because the pool has warmed up shock The pup has been out once today, so I think I'll keep him at home now. He has black curly fur and is feeling it today.

throckenholt Sun 07-Jul-13 15:20:56

Actually one of mine is now sunbathing - he is black and his fur is burning to the touch ! Daft mutt.

bassetfeet Sun 07-Jul-13 15:12:07

Pant pant pant pant ......slurp up water bowl and slosh wet chops around kitchen floor........repeat cycle . A nice hose down shortly methinks.

Floralnomad Sun 07-Jul-13 14:54:24

We are in Kent and I reckon its at least 28C , mad dog is still in the conservatory cooking himself ! I'm in the lounge with a fan watching the Tour de France .

fanoftheinvisibleman Sun 07-Jul-13 14:54:10

We did an evening river walk last night so he could go for a swim.

I had the hosepipe out earlier as had to wash somethingin the garden and he was straight in that. I have walked him to my mums where we are sat in her huge garden but he is mooching in the shade rather than bombing about. I don't think we are going to even do one of our usual 'big' walks today.

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