Because You Love Your “Best Friend”

“A dog’s age and health can also be a factor in how well he handles extreme temps. When the outside temperature is 70 degrees, a car can heat up to 89 degrees in just 10 minutes, and to 104 in 30 minutes. At 80 degrees outside, you’re looking at 99 degrees inside a vehicle in 10 minutes and 114 in 30 minutes.Aug 15, 2016” Google Search

Today’s post inspired by a recent true event I witnessed:

Thursday, June 26, 5 pm, the temperature was 25 C. A couple parked their SUV in the sun, facing the sun, as I was looking at outdoor displays of merchandise. Concerned because of their lack of consideration for their dog, I set my phone’s timer. After 5 minutes I went into the store and requested to speak with the manager, hoping he would announce on the PA that there was a dog in distress in the car. By this time, I was back outside and the dog’s distress level was escalating. I went back in and discovered the store manager had not made an announcement. So I watched and fretted and grew angrier. Finally, 11 minutes later the owners returned to their vehicle … the temperature I now know would have been about 100 degrees, so next time I won’t wait so long. Next time I will call the police just before I intervene on the animal’s behalf.

Show your furry friends how much you love and value them by leaving them in a safe place rather than take them with you when you do errands. If you’re travelling with your furry friend, until you get to your destination, here are some suggestions:

  1. Park in the shade
  2. Pour a bowl of water for them
  3. Leave the windows open several inches
  4. Rather than eat in a restaurant, take out your food and picnic with furry friends inside or outside of the car
  5. Leave someone in the car with the animals when shopping needs to be done or take the animals to your destination such as the cottage and go shopping afterwards
  6. Be respectfully innovative about how you take care of your “best friend”

P.S. Unlike humans, dogs can’t sweat to cool down their bodies, so imagine how it would feel to you if you couldn’t escape the heat, experienced heat stroke, or even died because the one who loves you didn’t take enough care.

https://qz.com/1329685/what-to-do-if-you-see-a-dog-in-a-hot-car/?fbclid=IwAR37wKtDYyd_lvv_VplMeNFGCx8tPXSsEjY_4O_7Xxo7gUiKfQb_ZU9jQs0

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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June 29, 2019

 

 

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“Caring for a Loved One is Hard Work – 6 Ways You Can Fight Burnout”

https://ideas.ted.com/caring-for-a-loved-one-is-hard-work-6-ways-you-can-fight-burnout/?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_content=ideas-blog&utm_term=humanities

My own experience revealed burnout happens because there are no other options, so be sure to give yourself time to restore before trying to live as you did before. But then again, we can’t live as we did before because the experience changes us forever.
 
All I can say at this point is I’m glad I don’t have to do the same for mom because her needs are being taken care of by several other people, so now I can finally focus on my work and company that was stalled by parental care and my burnout recovery.

 

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June 25, 2019

 

“How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health”

“What you eat changes how you feel. These foods are the best for your brain.”

… says Ramsey. “The big take home for individuals and for our mental health care systems is that food matters.” The study itself concludes that “adhering to a healthy diet, in particular a traditional Mediterranean diet, or avoiding a pro-inflammatory diet appears to confer some protection against depression.”

by Michael Easter for Pocket Worthy

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-your-diet-affects-your-mental-health?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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June 24, 2019

 

“Being Different Beats Being Better”

“Standing out among competitors is all about offering something they can’t.”

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/being-different-beats-being-better?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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June 22, 2019

 

Innovative thinking needed to solve the housing and homeless crisis

“These garage flats could represent a lot more than the opportunity for an extra stream of income for homeowners. Proponents say they could help remedy cities’ housing problems, and even fight homelessness.”

By Bryan Lufkin, 17 June 2019

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June 21, 2019

“How to Be Resilient in the Face of Harsh Criticism”

“What I’ve learned from the TOSA students is that we need to build our resilience in the face of criticism. Here are four steps you can try the next time harsh feedback catches you off-guard. I’ve organized them into an easy-to-remember acronym — CURE — to help you put these lessons in practice even when you’re under stress.”

Click on the following link:

https://hbr.org/2019/06/how-to-be-resilient-in-the-face-of-harsh-criticism?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Joseph Grenny is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for business performance. His work has been translated into 28 languages, is available in 36 countries, and has generated results for 300 of the Fortune 500. He is the cofounder of VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and leadership development.

Harvard Business Review, June 17, 2019

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June 20, 2019

 

“Be resilient and good things will come.”

Quote from InkWell Management’s tips on submitting your writing @

http://inkwellmanagement.com/news/part-three-five-final-tips-on-submission-tips-and-tricks

“You’re a writer, which means you have gumption and guts and you have to be okay with rejection. We know it’s hard and no one likes it, but it comes with the territory. If an agency reads your manuscript and it doesn’t strike a chord with them, that’s okay.Don’t give up on your writing. Be resilient and good things will come.”

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June 18, 2019