For the fifth time this month I have seen an all too familiar sight:
1. A dog
2. An absent owner (possibly shopping)
3. A leash fastening the dog to a pole
4. The dog shivering uncontrollably
Why? Because it's COLD!
Dog owners please note: A dog isn't able to dress itself in the morning the way that we do. So, to compensate for this canine inadequacy, us dog owners need to dress the dog in appropriate clothing for the weather. In Melbourne, for example, it has been 2 banshee shrieks close to freezing in Melbourne for the last few weeks.
Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. Since we don't really get snow or anything. But... some dogs (especially small dogs) have a low tolerance to cold. So if it is 14 degrees outside and you are wearing a scarf, please make sure your dog is dressed too.
It is easy to keep your dog warm and if your dog could speak (yes, I know some do - at least they do on YouTube), it would thank you from the bottom of its shivering heart.
Monday, July 19, 2010