Ok, well summer may not be here for another 3 1/2 weeks, but with record breaking temperatures here in southwest Florida, it feels like summer made a grand entrance - and an early one at that! I’m still in the mindset of life in PA - looking forward to the temperatures finally warming up - going for a swim in a lake, hiking a mountain, BBQ dinners and relaxing evenings on the backyard deck. I’ve got a feeling I’ll be riding my bike less, spending more time indoors in the air conditioning and cooling off in the evenings swimming in the pool instead!
With average temps between 90 - 92, figuring in the humidity, the real feel in the sunshine state can be around 100! Yikes! I’m certainly used to this. However, we might only experience temps that high in PA for 2 weeks out of the entire summer. Which got me to thinking about my dogs and the heat. Here are a few things I’ve already discovered:
Take longer walks in the mornings and evenings
Avoid walking on the hot pavement if possible. Even better if you can walk on the grass
Take water with you - it’s so easy to get dehydrated
Cool off with a swim in the pool or playing in the water from a hose
If I’m hot, my dogs who have a fur coat are even hotter!
Here’s to a fun and safe summer!
Thanks for reading!