It doesn’t matter if it is summer or winter, with the chance of your electricity going out. You need to have a kit for yourself and your family just in case.
All you need to do is have a tote with a lid to store some items in there to protect them and keep them located where you can get to them if you need them.
I remember a friend in Florida telling me that she kept 3 totes of stuff handy for hurricane weather. One tote was emergency clothes and their ID and any important papers. The other tote was food and water and the last tote was for their dogs. They often left the area before a hurricane came in, so they were prepared because they needed to travel. I think it is a great idea.
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These are some of my fur babies 🙂
Under the law they are considered property 🙁 They are living, breathing creatures that have feelings and feel pain.
With Summer coming here are some tips to keep your pet safe.
- Do not leave your pet in a vehicle, even with the windows down a bit. It’s like leaving them in a roasted oven. ~ Do a test ` sit in the car with the windows rolled completely up~ Sit there for 5 minutes ~ Ask yourself how do you feel? Now imagine a dog has fur or hair on top of that ~ Leave your pet at home if you cannot keep them with you~
- Keep your pet trimmed and combed well to ensure they do not have matts of hair or excess hair that will make it much warmer for them.
- Pets need lots of Fresh Water ! I often put a few ice cubes in it to keep it cooler longer.
- Do not let your pet sit on your lap while driving ~ please tell me what happens to your pet if you need to slam on your breaks? Exactly!
- Do not let your pet hang out the window ~ again what happens if you need to slam on your breaks?
- Invest in a proper harness to clip to the seat belt to properly keep your dog safe so in th even of an accident; he or she will be much safer!
- In hotter weather, try feeding your dog earlier in the morning or later in the evening when it’s cooler; just like you when it’s hotter sometimes you don’t feel like eating; neither does your pet.
- I often keep pieces of water melon with me in the car.