Bradi Bear here, just blogging away as usual.

So people, what cha think about my wink?? Pretty cute, huh? I've been perfecting that tongue out, side ways look for quite awhile now. I was surfing the web and came across these "wink" idioms and was APPALLED that none involved pups!

  • Tip somebody the wink (secretly give someone helpful information)
  • Catch forty winks (just a quick cat nap)
  • Didn't sleep a wink (no sleep at all)
  • A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse (I are gonna give a blind horse a shout out, but no love for the pups? Who comes up with these things anyways?)

Well, one thing is for sure. Summer is over. I was shocked when I saw the huge yellow school buses rolling by my dog park the other day. Don't get me wrong, it makes my day when all the kids run by the park before class and give me a wave. My park is near a school zone which means LOTS of traffic. So I think this is a good time to remind everyone about some simple safety tips! We have to remember we are sharing the rode with school buses, walkers, bikers, and car riders! And there are laws in place to protect everyone!

  • You MUST stop and wait if a bus is stopped unloading/loading children. It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus. That goes for both ways of traffic.
  • When approaching a crosswalk make sure to not have any part of your car crossing the pedestrian walkway! Be alert and fully out of the crossing in the case of unpredictable children. They have the legal right of way!
  • Always watch your speed limit when going through a school zone; normal speeds change depending on the time of day! 

Those are my top 3 tips, but you can find SO many more with the links below! Until next time!

Back to School Safety Tips 

Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road 

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