Sunday, June 12, 2016

Summertime Sunday Selfies

It's Sunday, which means it's time for one of our most favorite things, and that's the Sunday Selfie blog hop hosted by our fun furiends over at The Cat on My Head!


Over here in our corner of the world, it's hot and humid and perfectly unbearable outside. So, for today's selfies, my furbabies decided to show off their mad skills at enjoying the sun from the comfort of their beloved air conditioning.





We hope all of our furiends are staying cool and getting their Easy on today!

Happy Sunday!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Today seems like the perfect day to reemphasize the importance of protecting our furbabies from excessive heat and thereby preventing heat stroke. Dogs and cats do not perspire in the same way that humans do, and they can only combat heat through means such as panting or through their paw pads. It is crucial, therefore, to expose our furbabies to as little excessive heat as possible. For example, try to keep walks and trips outdoors to early morning or late evening hours. And keep in mind that when the temperature outside reaches or exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature inside a car can reach or exceed 120 degrees within 30 minutes. In other words, never leave your furbaby in the car on a hot day (not even if you crack a window, as the temperature inside can still rise dangerously high)! If your furbaby is outside for any amount of time on a hot day, be sure that there is water and shade available, and be sure to closely monitor his or her status. If you have any concern that your furbaby is becoming heat exhausted, immediately get him or her somewhere cool, wet him or her (especially the paw pads) with cool water (not cold water, as this can constrict blood vessels and thereby make cooling difficult or impossible), and offer water or ice cubes. In the case of an emergency, never hesitate to seek out veterinary help.

19 comments:

  1. You guys look so cool, great selfies! Wish we had air con, but sadly as really hot stuff is seldom here it would be a waste of money, peeps says. purrs ERin

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  2. OhMy Dog 'n' Cats, what totally beautiful photos ...

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  3. Those are some mighty good pictures. You are all looking good. You all stay as cool as you can. It is mighty hot here too.

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  4. Great selfies! It was unbearably hot here yesterday. Thank cod for air conditioning! But today it's much cooler and nicer. Hopefully, this weather will make it's way to you guys.

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  5. Y'all look super cute this morning enjoying your sunny day and bird TV. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  6. Great selfie ! Air conditioning seems to be helpful during the hot season. We don't have it here (but the hots last only a few weeks...). Purrs

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  7. You all look nice and comfortable enjoying your air conditioning.

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  8. Very nice sunny selfies. Sorry it is so hot, we had that last week and it was awful. Air conditioning is the best invention ever.That is an excellent tip, it amazes me how many people still leave dogs in hot cars.

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  9. That's a lovely bunch of Selfies and Astrid, have you noticed that the kitties looking up to you ;) Pawkisses for a Sunny Day :) <3

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  10. It's hot and humid here, too.

    You cuties sure do have some mad staying-inside-where-it's-cool skillz! We love all of your selfies. :)

    Hugs and headbonks to you all, and Mom, too!

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  11. Looking good! Have a great weekend.

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  12. I'm with you! Summer is much more enjoyable from the comfort of an air conditioned home!

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  13. São selfies maravilhosos!
    Gostei das dicas que você deu.

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  14. Great fotos. Have a blest day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  15. Air conditioning is a necessity around these parts. Snub-nosed Popoki, Liam and Sinead just can't handle the heat. They flock to the vents when I crank up the AC!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  16. It's lovely to see you all looking so fine and enjoying your summer weather!

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