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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

 

On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.

This Weekend: Poker Run

A Poker Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at the Jones County Fairgrounds in Gray. This will benefit FURever Friends.

Registration is from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

The $15 fee includes 1 meal ticket and your 1st poker hand. Additional poker hands  and meal tickets are $5 each. Live music, door prizes, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing will also take place.

For more information, call Halie White at 478-952-4535.

All the Fun We Can Stand

All the Fun We Can Stand

I think we've had all the fun we can stand with the cicadas. I'm glad I was "stationed" in Michigan the last time they came to visit 13 years ago. I'll be planning my 6 weeks vacation 13 years from now. One of my favorite times at the bookstore is early morning - sitting outside in front of the store - eating my fresh banana nut muffin from Ingles, drinking my coffee & reading my Telegraph.

Unfortunately, I've missed those good times for the past two weeks, because I'm afraid a cicada will fly in my hair & cause me to upset the entire table with all my good stuff on it. Or that one of the cute little creatures will dip down & take a bite from my muffin - I know they're not supposed to eat muffins, but they may have heard how good the muffins are, and make an exception. 

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Many viewers are telling us that they're hearing the cicadas.

Have you seen any of these noise-making culprits? Some viewers are telling us they are louder this week than they were when they first emerged.

Send us your photos or video to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Black Lab Has Been Found

The black lab who had been missing has now been found, according to AC Pup's Facebook page.

To post photos of your pet, click on the community photo gallery on the left hand side of this page.

 

Black Lab Missing

Black Lab Missing
Trigger, a black lab went missing from Lite-n-Tie Rd. in Gray.

That's according to AC Pup's facebook page.

Please call 478-501-0073 if you see him.