:( I am so sorry to hear that! Our dogs have been out in 100+ heat and do fine, but they are in a horse trailer under a shed so it's shaded all the time and they have a fan on them. I was worried last week when we were without power, but no place had it and it always felt 10 - 15d cooler under there than out in the sun. I just kept a close eye on them.
I was in really rough shape Friday night, because I do about 6-8 hours outside work a day here on the farm and had so many days without power/cooling and hot outside. I was having cramps all over my body, it was a new agony! I got some electrolyte drinks down, forced some bananas down and drank water until I thought I would puke and finally was able to fall asleep. But yeah depending on what you are doing and your health state, the heat can be really dangerous!
Our cat came in last night after a handful of hours out fine, but this morning looked like he was dead. We made sure he had water close, coaxed him and stayed with him and he finally started drinking and then came back like a plant you water on a hot day. Not sure why he (apparently) didn't drink out of his water bowl. Anyway. I think he had something similar.
Keep a close eye on your critters and you friends and especially old and sick people that live near you, especially during these heat waves!
Oi, glad you're okay! This heat wave has blown my mind with how dangerous it is, just a few minutes outside in what feels like an oven, I can feel the effects for hours, that would be really tough to be without electricity, I think we would have to go camp out by a spring fed river. Reminds me of when I was little and there was no AC, we would shower and then go to bed wet with a fan blowing over us, wake up sweating and go shower again. In the really old days people would take their blankets and go sleep outside on the ground in such hot weather.
Great advice about the animals. I have had to coax our dog to drink too at times as well as my kids, just like I do with myself when I know I need water but I don't feel thirsty. I became dehydrated a few times in my young life and now know what the symptoms are and not to let it get to that point.
I am soooo sorry to hear this. Was she a small dog? :o(
May your dog rest in peace.
May your parents and others who caused this not rest in peace for there ignorance.
I am so sorry to hear that!
I know the feeling, like loosing a family member.
Oh KGG, I'm so sorry to hear that. That's awful.
I will remind others with dogs and other animals to be very careful in the hot weather.
Peace and love to you and your dog. Thank you for sharing your story to help others.
:(( I'm so sorry for to hear that!! May he/she rest in peace!
Condolences to you and your family!
i'm so sorry. what a terrible story. thanks for sharing it to help us all be a little bit more mindful. love to you.
So sorry to hear. I'm sure your parents feel terribly. My best to you all, Caryn
So sorry for your loss! Wow, only 2 hours and dogs are so tough, just heart breaking. Thank you for reminding us of how important it is too keep them cool. Just a few days ago I was debating whether to leave our dog outside while I ran an errand. It had been 105 to 110 for a week or so and had cooled down to only 90 so it felt pretty cool to me and he walked outside with me to the car so I was going to open the gate to the backyard but I thought maybe it would be too hot even though he did have plenty of water so I put him back inside.
Sending you hugs!