I hope everyone heeded her advice.
I was wearing pants, boots, a sweatshirt, fleece jacket, coat with hood, scarf, sock hat and gloves Monday and still froze in less than 10 minutes when I sank into the snow.
What about a dog with no clothes? Sure they have their fur, but vets say that isn’t enough to protect them when the temperatures fall below zero.
I just have this vision of a dog, its sad eyes looking up at me, barking for help as it’s buried in snow with icicles hanging from its fur.
Maybe that’s an extreme vision, but it couldn’t have been fun to be stuck outside for hours on end in sub-zero temperatures.
Quite frankly, I don’t know how anything – including deer, squirrels and birds – survived in the extreme weather we had this week. But at least the deer and squirrels and birds have survival instincts.
We’ve domesticated cats and dogs. They trust us to take care of them.
So if you left your pet outside and they survived, I’m glad. But maybe you should pamper them a little now. Give them a few extra treats or let them warm up inside for a few minutes to let them know that yes, you do still love them.
I know if someone locked me outside in this weather, I’d never wag my tail for them or give them sloppy kisses again.
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