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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sporting Breed Dogs and 106 Degree Weather
For those of you who don't know, sporting breed dogs (particularly pointing breeds) need a lot of exercise. When they don't get it, they can be pretty pesky. So when it is over 100 degrees, it is hard to get them the exercise they need without risking heat stroke for the dog and the human. My dogs are really needy this way and if they don't get out, I don't get a good night sleep. Because of that, it is always a challenge this time of the year because of the heat. I know, you are probably thinking, "but you live in the bay area, land of the fog". Well not so fast my friends. Forty-five miles northeast of SF is usually at least twenty degrees hotter than in the city. Fortunately, I live about 35 miles from an island surrounded by water. So that is where we went. The dogs ran, and then swam to cool off. No heat stroke for them. I, on the other hand, was another story but the things we do for our dogs and a good night sleep.