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  Dog Days II
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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Inspired by a Snack Run to the Grocery Store,

For All The Dogs Trying To Cool Off in My Pool

The Dog Days:

ďAn evil time when the seas boil, wine turns sour,

Quinto rages in anger, dogs grow mad,

And all creatures become languid.Ē

John Brady

Music: Ring of Fire

The Dog Days are Now Here Again

And, Cruelty is Perpetrated by Man

Do Not Leave your Dog in Your Car

Itís as Hot as an Oven or a Frying Pan

We never do our best friends any favors

By leaving them, for Ďonly a few secondsí

Those seconds can quickly turn into minutes

And, in only a few minutes, they can be dead

Each and Every Year, during these Hellish Dog Days

I come across canines left inside someoneís broiling car

And, when I chastise their owners for leaving them there

Almost all of them, always say, ďOh, I didnít go very far.Ē

It really doesnít matter how close, or how far, you may be

Every year, during the Dog Days, too many canines perish

Despite all of the warnings, people still leave them in cars

Please donít be as cruel, to these friends, we should cherish

When itís 85 Degrees Outside,

A Carís Interior May Reach 135

©The Hellish Dog Days of 2011, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/21/2011
Thank you for warning everyone again Ed
Reviewed by George Dominguez 7/20/2011
This is very sad how people can leave their pets in a locked hot car and not even think about how hot it gets. Leave the dog or cat at home. Thank you for the awareness message on this one Ed. God Bless. George AKA THE WISE OLD OWL.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/20/2011
I actually put my remote outdoor electronic temperature sensor in my car one summer day to test what I already suspected and it crapped out at about 130 degrees. People are idiots. Patrick
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/19/2011
A timely write, Ed,
considering the weather you're experiencing right now.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/19/2011
That picture says volumes! Beat the heat, check the back seat, as they say! Happens far too often to animal OR kids, but one question is this? HOW can one forget their animal OR their child?? Doesn't make any sense whatsoever!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/19/2011 horrible, I just want to break those windows!!!
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/19/2011
Such a sad state when days for
dogs aren't headed in the heat
~Mr. Ed~
A resounding thank you for your
so true poem

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/19/2011
A hot topic here as well, Ed. Sadly those stories which seem to hit the headlines usually have to do with professional police dog handlers - which compounds the agony even more. One such accused tried to commit suicide as a result. Mad dogs and Englishmen seems a world-wide tragedy. :(( xx
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 7/19/2011

I keep a thermometer in the vent on my dashboard. While driving, the A/C puts out 40 degrees! BUT - after making a quick delivery of only 5-8 minutes - that sucker CLIMBS to 120 Degrees - WITH driver's window OPEN about 3 inches AND Sun-Roof OPEN also about 3 inches!

People who leave pets in cars like that are simply ... ASSHOLES!

Police should put THEM inside car and force to sit 10 minutes! AND ...

write Ticket for at least $100.00 !!! Tom.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/19/2011
I used to leave the A/C on for Rufuz...who was going to steal the car with him in it...? But have seen MANY dogs left in cars that were super hot, and the owners say, " I left the windows cracked"...don't know who was cracked worse, the windows, or the owners...Jerseeeeeeeey
Reviewed by Joy Hale 7/19/2011
Some people don't treat "mans best friend" well at all. These precious animals do nothing but love and appreciate their owners; animals should be taken away from owners who are this careless! I feel strongly about this subject! Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/19/2011
a very good reminder--i have a friend who rescued a dog from a car she stayed with the dog, got it water (the car was unlocked) when the owners finally showed up they threatened to sue
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/19/2011
Wise and timely advice, Ed! It's so sad...poor little things depend upon us to protect them....and yet some don't realize how fragile they are.....

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