In follow up to Adrian’s post about the amazing work of Bonaparte’s Retreat, we wanted to share information about other animal issues and products that our caught our attention this week.
As the summer days encroach on the lovely spring weather, it is important to make sure your dog stays cool too. Woof Report, an informative daily newsletter, just sent out information about the dangers of leaving dogs in cars. “When it’s 85° outside, the temperature inside a car – even with the windows left slightly open – can soar to 102° in 10 minutes, and reach 120° in just a half an hour.” And dogs can not withstand these temperatures, even for more than a minute. The United Animal Nations has a great website, My Dog Is Cool, with additional information and safety posters you can download and print to post in your community.
For fun, here are a few doggie products that we couldn’t resist sharing!
If you’re not into doggie doors or don’t have one, check into the Ultimate Dog Door, an instant screen door that works for people and dogs! This easy-to-install screen has a magnetic closure that hooks at the bottom to stay in place.
It might take some time to get used to wearing a ring with “spay” or “neuter” engraved on it, but it shouldn’t be too difficult knowing that the ring carries a strong message. The artist, Metalsmitten, creates these rings to encourage people to spay and neuter their pets and adopt from animal shelters. “Spaying and neutering are important steps in ending the cycle of companion animal overpopulation that results in the euthanasia of millions of unwanted pets.” Thank you Metalsmitten for your creativity and dedication to such an important cause!
If you haven’t checked out Mod-Dog, you are missing out on some fabulous modern dog art. There are prints, cards, jewelry and much more. We were particularly drawn to the French Bulldog print below…which is also a hint for Adrian’s upcoming dog post. Enjoy!
Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography