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    Default Re: What are your strategies for keeping your bully cool in the summer?

    @desertskybulldogs - Great tip about the fans. I was thinking about the same scenario.

    Also, to the bullies that go to daycare, make sure you ask them what their routine is for our sensitive babies. Stig is able to roam free and goes in and out of the building whenever he chooses for now, so I'm going to ask the owner to not let him out except to do his business during the hot summer months. I'm crossing my fingers she'll understand and follow my request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    @desertskybulldogs - Great tip about the fans. I was thinking about the same scenario.

    Also, to the bullies that go to daycare, make sure you ask them what their routine is for our sensitive babies. Stig is able to roam free and goes in and out of the building whenever he chooses for now, so I'm going to ask the owner to not let him out except to do his business during the hot summer months. I'm crossing my fingers she'll understand and follow my request.
    I'm going to have to ask Biggie's daycare as well. They have had Bullies before, so I'm sure they'll understand. As it stands currently they are very good about watching him for breaks already, to the point where they'll tell us whether or not he needed a rest break today and how many when we pick him up. Hopefully your daycare is keeping a close look as well.
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    Default Re: What are your strategies for keeping your bully cool in the summer?

    Where can one purchase a Kool Collar? I have never heard of them before....we kept our Brutus mostly inside all last summer when temps were up in the high 90s. He also likes to chill out in a cold bath instead of going out in the hot air to the kiddy pool lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJBullyMommy View Post
    Where can one purchase a Kool Collar? I have never heard of them before....we kept our Brutus mostly inside all last summer when temps were up in the high 90s. He also likes to chill out in a cold bath instead of going out in the hot air to the kiddy pool lol.
    Carolina pet pantry has them..I ordered wrong size..boo..and just returned them. Need larger for sure. They are nice tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Carolina pet pantry has them..I ordered wrong size..boo..and just returned them. Need larger for sure. They are nice tho!
    What size did you order and what size do you think you need? I was trying to figure it out so I could get a few myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    It has reached 94 degrees here already a couple weeks ago..then into 60s..cloudy..drizzly..now this week Thursday and Friday back to 90s !! Spring!! We will have to walk early in the morning..but do worry about coyotes and worse mountain lions. Have had 3 dogs killed by mountain lions in the last few weeks on our street. And 2 were German shepards. They like to come out early ..before sunrise and at night. Yuck. We also have lots of black bears..but they just really want to swim in everyones pools and eat avocados. I do know they sell beds you fill with water and stays cool..imagine they are for outside but I will have to investigate them more seriously.
    Holy cow! Real mountain lions! That's crazy! Have you ever actually seen one? Do they just come into peoples yards? That is so scary! I can not imagine looking out my back door and seeing a MOUNTAIN LION! Those poor dogs Are the mountain lions protected or are people allowed to shoot them? How big are they? Sorry for all the questions, I've just never heard of such a problem! All I have to worry about here is maybe an angry squirrel or the neighbors cat in heat.
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    My babies (who I only just got this year) both love being outside! So I plan on getting them Kool Collars from CPP, and a kiddie pool, and just limiting their time outside. They can come and cool off on the cold ceramic tile in the ac, then go back out to play. My hubby likes to keep it cold in our house, I'm always wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts because I'm too chilly.

    We do get pretty humid summers here in Iowa, but I don't want to keep them inside all the time since they love it so much outdoors. I think a big outdoor fan will help as well, they can stay cool and out of the sun under the patio roof. And I plan to keep them inside during the hottest parts of the day of course. Poor Molly has a little bit of a breathing issues, she's a noisy breather, so the vet said I would really have to watch her in the heat.
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    We had another hot one today! It was suppose to be in the 60's and raining. Not only did it not rain, but it was around 86. We had to have another cooling down session where Tubs was put into his kennel with an entire tray of ice and the fan. I also put his water bowl in there with him. After he cooled down there was a mess, but he was able to cool down really fast. I got a virus on my computer yesterday and had by cousin clean it up for me today, so I wasn't able to get the Kool collar yesterday, but I will be ordering one tonight before heading to bed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosiesmom View Post
    Holy cow! Real mountain lions! That's crazy! Have you ever actually seen one? Do they just come into peoples yards? That is so scary! I can not imagine looking out my back door and seeing a MOUNTAIN LION! Those poor dogs Are the mountain lions protected or are people allowed to shoot them? How big are they? Sorry for all the questions, I've just never heard of such a problem! All I have to worry about here is maybe an angry squirrel or the neighbors cat in heat.
    Hi @Rosiesmom..no problem with questions at all. Yes. Real mountain lions. I have seen one at 4 in the morning when I was tossing and turning because I had been unable to get my cat in that night. I heard him screaming and I tore outside in our back yard..I grabbed him as he ran along a block wall between us and the neighbors. I totally thought it was a fox chasing him..that had happened before, and out of the corner of my eye I saw something jump over that wall into our front yard. I told myself...myself that is NO fox. I ran into the house carrying my poor cat and ran to look out the front. There was a HUGE mountain lion, just sauntering across my lawn. I about crapped my pants and couldn't sleep the rest of the night. I thought about how he could've had me and my cat for a snack. The next morning I showed my husband his tracks in the dirt and he was verrrry angry with me. And that cat didn't care to go outside for weeks. We have bears every day and they don't scare me at all..those mountain lions do! Yes..they come into peoples yards and get their pets when they are let out to go potty late at night or early am. We have to be very careful. They are not protected but no shooting them in city limits. Fish and game do a great job of tracking and moving if they can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorRay View Post
    What size did you order and what size do you think you need? I was trying to figure it out so I could get a few myself.
    @gator Ray..I stupidly ordered small..I called and the people at carolinas pet ..thought it would fit..no way..I am getting a large..Jake is almost 5 months and weighs 27 lbs..not huge and it didn't come close. I've come to the conclusion it's just always large with these guys. If you measure his neck..you can call them and they will help. Very nice people. Hope this helps. They are cool.no pun intended! The cool packs are like baby teething rings..you freeze and slip into color. They will melt and get wet..but it's a good idea. They suggest for outside only..I say what's a little water after living with these guys?

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    Default Re: What are your strategies for keeping your bully cool in the summer?

    Thanks for the tips! A fan would be a great idea too.

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