Considering the hot, muggy, sticky, unbearable, err... lovely warm weather that has hit Boston recently, I figured it was a little unfair that our sweet little four-pawed companions had to suffer in the heat. Think about it: we feel like walking heatstroke, and we don't even have fur.
Photo courtesy of Posh Puppy Boutique
What can I do? I wondered. And then it came to me: search for ways to promote canine equality! Everything we have, they can have access to also. Below, some basics.
The Cool Puppy Summer List
1. Ice cream!
Solution: Frosty Paws Frosty Treats for Dogs, available at select Shaw's and Stop & Shop stores around the Boston area. Visit Frosty Paws for more info.
Solution: The Posh Puppy Boutique has all the supplies you need for your dog to make a splash, including doggie goggles ("doggles"), life vests, sunscreen and more. They even have bikinis and swim trunks for your fluffiest friend. For more info, check out their website.
3. Refreshing Beverages
Solution: The Drinkwell Pet Fountain, a self-refilling water fountain for your pooch. Give the gift of cool so you know your slobberball isn't dehydrated when you can't be home with him. Bonus: big, wet, sloppy kisses when you do get home! Available at Five Star Fido (click the link above).
4. Air Conditioning
Solution: a Dogloo. This doggie igloo keeps your dog cool in the summer, warm in the winter. Bingo, Bingo. Available at Amazon, Petmate, and other websites.
If you have questions about any of these products, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.