It was 95 degrees yesterday, which, as we say in our house, is “too hot for pugs.” I waited until the early evening to take Murphy for his afternoon walk, but it was still too hot for him.
When we returned from our walk, Murphy was panting like crazy and sort of pacing around our back porch where Mal and I were hanging out. I could tell Murphy was uncomfortable, so I immediately started to think about how we could cool him off and help him relax. I’ve heard if you put a dog’s feet in cold water, it will help them cool down. Murphy loves going in the water at the dog park on hot days, so I knew this is exactly what we needed to do.
A kiddie pool would have been perfect for this, but a cooler worked just as well. We filled it up with about 6 inches of cold water and then put Murphy inside.
And he loved it. Murphy immediately sat down and got comfortable. And then he stayed there for a good 5 minutes, just chillin’ and cooling off in the cooler.
See, we don’t need AC. Just put the dog in the cooler! Mal and I will laugh ourselves cool… or something? Ha!
Question of the Day
What’s the craziest/funniest thing you’ve ever done to cool off?