Sunday, June 24, 2012

In the Summertime, when the weather is fine...

What's a dog to do?

Yup, lets go swimming!  And it is even more fun with a new friend!

Gotta shake it like you mean it!

Even though it doesn't look like it, I did share my ball with her, some of the time  : )

The weather was great today, in the high 70's.   Mama took me to cool off in Jewel Lake.
Mama says the water has not warmed up enough for her to swim yet but she will soon.  She swims like a fish.  She told me she swam just like me in this lake when she was a puppy.

Important Information

Pets in vehicles
Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles. We've heard the excuses: "Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store," or "But I cracked the windows..." These excuses don't amount to much if your pet becomes seriously ill or dies from being left in a vehicle.
The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30º F...and the longer you wait, the higher it goes. At 60 minutes, the temperature in your vehicle can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Even on a 70-degree day, that's 110 degrees inside your vehicle!
Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts your pet at risk of serious illness and even death, even on a day that doesn't seem hot to you. And cracking the windows makes no difference.
Want numbers? An independent study showed that the interior temperature of vehicles parked in outside temperatures ranging from 72 to 96º F rose steadily as time increased.
Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature v. Elapsed Time
Elapsed time Outside Air Temperature (F)
70 75 80 85 90 95
0 minutes 70 75 80 85 90 95
10 minutes 89 94 99 104 109 114
20 minutes 99 104 109 114 119 124
30 minutes 104 109 114 119 124 129
40 minutes 108 113 118 123 128 133
50 minutes 111 116 121 126 131 136
60 minutes 113 118 123 128 133 138
> 1 hour 115 120 125 130 135 140
Courtesy Jan Null, CCM; Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University


  1. Jewel Lake? We had a friend that lived near Jewel Lake and I also talked to a friend today in Anchorage (she lives around the Anchorage Baptist Temple) that I've not heard from in a long time--It made me miss your neck of the woods!! I'm glad you enjoyed your day--Does the water ever get warm for people to swim? :-)

  2. WE are so jelous. you have wonderful temps. we are already experiencing 100% temps and that is not normal for us.

    Enjoy your cool lake for me.

  3. I love your header!

    You live in such a beautiful place with lots of snow in winter and a beautiful lake to swim in summer. We are so jealous! We have neither snow nor lake : ((

  4. RYKER....
    "Gotta shake it like you mean it!" I love that picture!! Both you and your new friend were caught in the act shaking!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  5. Oh, Ryker! That looks like the bestest lake ever. There's nothing like a good ball and a swim. Well, maybe a friend too.

  6. You swim like a fish too, BOL. Mom is so tired of seeing dogs in cars are people really that ignorant!!
    Benny & Lily

  7. Looks like you were having a great time swimming. I bet you and my brother Bokeh would love each other. Too bad we are so far away. :(

  8. What a perfectly lovely day! Looks like you had a blast in the water with your friend.

    Critter Alley

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