Hiya everyone! So the other day, I was scrolling through my newsfeed and came across a video of cookies in a car. I have quite a sweet tooth so I clicked on the video to watch. I sat and watched as a pan of cookie dough baked into cookies just from being left in the car for a couple of hours! You've probably seen similiar videos where people fry an egg or even a steak on the sidewalk during the summer. Isn't it scary to think that the inside of your car can get as hot as an oven!

Earlier this month, Taylor King sent out an email blast about child safety with overheated cars; but that applies to us animals too! While I like to think I'm a very advanced pup, I do have a few things in common with babies: it's hard for me to stay cool because of my fur, and I can't tell Momma when I start to get hot, so she has to pay close attention.

There's some great information in our blog Child Safety: Avoiding Heatstroke in Cars as Temperatures Soar. But I wanted to follow up and remind you how important this is. I don't know about you, but putting something to a tune always helps me remember!

'Under the Tree Shade' to the tune of "Under the Boardwalk" by: The Drifters

Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar out of your paws

and when you get in your car it's broken heat index laws

Under the tr-ee shade, brings down the temp degree

As you soon as you buckle up, crank the AC

(Under the tree shade) out of the sun

(Under the tree shade) it cools the car down a ton

Under the tree shade, tree shade

 

'Hot in here: stuck in the car' to the tune of "Hot in herre" by: Nelly

Hot in...so hot in here...So hot in...

I was like, good gracious heat is outrageous 

Dehydration, sweat on all faces

Lookin' outside you can see the steam

I was left in the car without any keys

Temps risin', cars a heatin' 

I'm panting hard and got heavy breathin' 

Check it, the car's locked for no good reason

too hot, heat stroke, it's not a good feelin

It's getting hot in here - so hot 

so roll down the windows.


The good news is that there are lots of ways you can help keep your children and pups safe this summer! Heatstroke is scary and life-threatening, but it's 100% preventable if we all work together! 

 

                                                                                                                    paw print transparent Bradi Bear King