"ART SHOW DOG 2," 10115, daily painter original © Carol Nelson Fine Art
Here's another happy fellow who passed by my booth at my fourth of July art show. I think he was dressed for the occasion.
As you will see in this, and future dog paintings, all the dogs were panting to some degree. It was a beautiful sunny day, but it was not hot - low 70's I would say. I guess when you're wearing a fur coat, it feels warmer.
It's something of which all dog owners should be mindful when they're out and about with their mutts. I still remember a summer day years ago when I was working at a hospital and we were taking our lunch break in an employee outdoor lunch area.
We noticed a dog in a locked car with the windows rolled up. He was frantically jumping around and barking. Realizing it was way too hot for him, we had the owner of the vehicle paged - no response.
Then we got security to use a lock opener to open the door. The dog jumped out and spread his body on the cool, shaded grass, panting profusely. He drank a ton of water. Since the car was parked in the emergency room parking lot, I'm sure the owner had other critical issues to deal with. That was a close call for that poor dog.
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