Well, it’s that time of year again:  a time when the temperatures rise and some people’s “intelligence quotient” drops into the Arctic like a piece of ice.  In a CNN headline today we see:  “Dozens of kids die in hot cars each year”.  Isn’t this amazing: we, who are supposed to be the most intelligent of all animals upon this earth are so careless as to thoughtlessly leave children in hot vehicles, windows closed, so that the intense heat of the sun can make portable “ovens” on wheels to fry our kids.  Sounds gruesome, doesn’t it?!”  Can you imagine roasting to death in a car, like baking in a sauna or frying in a fire.

We recognize, I hope, that this is the “TIME FOR STUPIDITY AGAIN” as it is every year.  But what about our animals- our furry friends who love us so much, without voices, that put us in charge of making decisions for them.  As with children, can you imagine a more gruesome way to die?  Often the excuse post mortem is “I was only out of the car for a minute” or “I got delayed and forgot ………….”.  And we accept this?  I hope not!

So, this year, let us take care of our animal friends with cooling breezes and plenty of drinking water, NOT with intense heat and continuous dissolution of air masses.                                      brien


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