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    I think I have to take my Bulldog 101 class again b/c this early evening I did the most irresponsible thing. I took Tate and Finn on a walk when the temp outside was still in the mid-upper 70's and the sun was still bright, w/out bringing water for them, AND, i went a long route that was sloping uphill.

    I knew by the time we were heading back home that Tate was especially spent. He was panting so hard and so fast and when we crossed a park, he just lay there on the grass, not wanting to get up. Finn was panting hard too but he was able to keep walking. Luckily, we were only about 1 block away from home at this point and I was just kicking myself for risking the health of both my boys w/my over-zealous need to get some exercise!

    When we finally got home, i got both of them big bowls of water with crushed ice and put a cold cloth on their necks and backs. I kept apologizing to them for my carelessness.
    I also put their cooling vests in the fridge in preparation for future outings. Thankfully, they are both okay and I now know better and will not make this mistake again.




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    Default Re: I'm just plain dumb

    aww i'm so glad they're ok I know how you feel I wish I could do more outings with my babies but here in Houston it's too humid blah! I don't even go outdoors in summer not until fall and winter....so you know i'm just anxiously waiting.


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    don't be so hard on yourself Henny....70s should be ok...but you just never know! Lucky Boyz...their mommy worries so much for them!

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    I only walk my bulldogs at night and I have to keep a close eye on their panting. BabyGirl can maybe do 3/4 mile and Wilson 1 mile round trip. They just won't drink any water I bring so I just have to be more aware of their body language or tongue language and they can take as many breaks as they wish. My Frenchton is the only one I can probably walk for a minimum of two miles without a sweat. I mean Louie without a sweat of course, me...buckets.
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    Sometimes we all need to go back to Bulldog 101 classes. Glad they're ok Henny! I always always take a bottled water on our walks, even if it's cool outside. They drink it throughout our walk right out of the bottle. Wilson can go about .8 of a mile and by the time we get to the last 5 houses on the way back it's a 20 minute walk just getting home as he moves so everly slow. Emma is much different and will be able to go on quite longer walks than Wilson.
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    Dont be so hard on yourself momma! We all need a refresher course sometimes! I have a water bottle that is like a shoulder bag so your hands are free while walking( I need 2 hands for my 2 rugrats) Lol Glad all is well
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    Oh Henny, dont beat yourself up so much over it. It was an accident and you fixed it. Hugs to you. You take wonderful care of your babies

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    Yes we all need reminding sometimes. 70 should be fine but then you figure the humidity can play a role too, plus if they are already maybe tired that day? You are a great mama!

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    I agree, don't be hard on yourself! We all make mistakes All is well and thats all that matters!

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    So glad it turned out OK, don't be so hard on yourself, your a good bully mama.
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    You guys r too kind! Thanks. When they look at me with those big eyes and squishy faces, trusting their lives with me, I just hate it when I let them down or give them discomfort . With hot weather just around the corner, I'm going to be extra , extra careful.




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    Everyone is ok and you just reminded everyone of the dangers bulldog's face in the outdoor elements. Newbie's beware.
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