Sunday, June 28, 2009

suds and scoops and tips for you!

hello every bloggie!

Yesterday I had good dog 201 class!  Yadda yadda that's not news but the newsworthy part was afterwards!  We headed to the Suds & Scoops party. 

I felt I should help out other rescue dogs today and made a tough decision.  I paid and volunteered to take a BATH to raise money for Save a Dog rescue! I must say they knew how to promote this event. I got a frosty paw sundae too.  
Yummers! I got to eat my sundae first!

My fellow good dog 201 classmate Mulligan showed up with his mom too!  They were selecting sundae toppings: mini zukes, jerky, and cookies please!
But Mulligan gets nervous and doesn't feel like eating his sundae.  I offered to take it off his hands.  Oh no... my number is 58!  Look! It's getting close to Bath Time!
Okay! I'm up!  Here is the proof!
Oh don't believe me! Here's another shot!

And time for classic norwood dry off! Please don't towel dry me! I got this part!

Here are some squeaky clean do gooders like me.  

It was a fun event! Who knew getting a bath can help other dogs!

Now onto one more thing.. the tips for you!  

Bruce the Cat asked me to post information about dogs and the heat.  He knows about many dogs who have died recently due to heat stroke.  No matter what the temperature, your dog may not be able to handle the summer heat. Here's some helpful tips that you may know but never hurts to have a refresher:
(click to view full article)
Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body's temperature in a safe range. Animals do not have efficient cooling systems (like humans who sweat) and get overheated easily. A dog with moderate heatstroke (body temperature from 104º to 106ºF) can recover within an hour if given prompt first aid and veterinary care (normal body temperature is 100-102.5°F). Severe heatstroke (body temperature over 106ºF) can be deadly and immediate veterinary assistance is needed.


A dog suffering from heatstroke will display several signs:

  • Rapid panting
  • Bright red tongue
  • Red or pale gums
  • Thick, sticky saliva
  • Depression
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting - sometimes with blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Shock
  • Coma
I posted some new gadgets on my sidebar. You will see these two gadgets related to dogs and the heat.  Click to visit and get the daily dog walking forecast and other "it's too hot" dog information.  You can post to your blog too and share with others!

My Dog Is Cool

It's hard to keep exercised and have fun in the summer but you can. Just play it safe! Don't over do it and prepare for the heat! I have to remember this too!  
This is the only hot dog you should have in the summer.
 It's Pet Pride Day! Visit the other pets with pride!


  1. I love you Norwood...this is the BEST post ever! I feel so good that we're getting this important message out there. Jesea said another dog came in with heat stroke yesterday & died too:( It is all so sad because it is preventable! The owner had NO idea that dogs could get heat stroke so easily! Sharon emailed her local news station this morning to try to get them to do a story...hopefully they will. Looks like you had a FUN day at the charity dog wash! You're the GREATEST Norwood!
    love ya,
    p.s. you should post this with Pet Pride too so more people will see it!

  2. oh Norwood you are a real sport to take a bath for the team.. The 3H's are so proud of you. Mom always is careful when we are out since it is so hot here in Texas...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  3. Ilove all the activiies you get to go too We don't have any here..darnnsandy

  4. WE GOT A BATH YESTERDAY TOO!! but we didn't get a frosty paws......geesh.....we saw the sun for 12 nano seconds....did you?? I can not get Archie to stop laughing about the hot dog picture.....Love and kisses A+A

  5. Fantastic post !!
    Lovely pictures,
    and very much information we need that about dogs ....... LOL
    Thanks :)

    Kareltje =^.^=

  6. Hi Norwood - we've come here via Bruce's page as we wanted to learn a bit more about heatstroke. We suffer from the heat, even in the UK, which isn't exactly known for its tropical climate! But we have dark coats so really feel it when it gets hot. Our human always takes a big bottle of water for us when she takes us out on walks and we're actually shortening our walks at the moment because it's so hot, but it's great to read more about this subject. Great post - thanks! And well done on the bath - wow, we were immpressed. We would have been wiggling so much it would have been impossible to take a picture - you're very brave! Tail wags - JD and Max.

  7. Great post, Norwood! I got bath yesterday too, but wasn't as much fun as yours looks.

    Mojo and Sam

  8. goofball-- what kind of toppings did you choose? you were like a hoover vaccuum we couldn't see! the shampoo? froggie scented? or bananas?

    thanks for the summah safety tips!
    we don't want to have actual hot doggies out there.


  9. goofball-- what kind of toppings did you choose? you were like a hoover vaccuum we couldn't see! the shampoo? froggie scented? or bananas?

    thanks for the summah safety tips!
    we don't want to have actual hot doggies out there.


  10. hi Norwood, that was very generous for you to take a bath to help other dogs. your drying technique is pawsome.

    one time Baxter got too hot at the dog park and had trouble walking. mom got him in the water right away and he was okay. it was scary though. our humans really need to be careful with us precious dogs. we're glad you posted about that.


  11. hello norwood its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow yoo tuk a bath for this kawz??? yoo must reely beleev in it 150%!!! ok bye

  12. Norwood you sure did your part getting a bath!

    We will check out your new gadgets. The one for Texas probably always says it's too hot! BOL!

    Chasing my tale...
    Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

  13. Love your drying tecnique! BabyRD has a similar one. Drives Mom nuts!! hehe. That is a really good idea for fund raising, except Baby hates bathes---even for a good cause. I personally can take 'em or leave 'em.
    WelshieHugs, Hootie

    I'm naturally clean, so I loath bathes. XX-BabyRocketDog

  14. Hi ya, Norwood! Wow! What a good way to raise some $$$. And you got a frosty paw too! Whoohoo!

    Thanks for reminding everybuddy about heatstroke in dogs! Seems like this time of year, we hear about too many dogs that die from this...all so unnecessary!

    Have a great day!

  15. Wow how awesome that you took a bath to help other dogs. I probably would do that too...

  16. Wow! How nice that you volunteered to take a bath for a good cause, Norwood! We think we'd rather have the bath first and the sundae second! We would have to be rewarded BIGTIME for that yucky bath!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. Wow, good for you for doing the bath thing... not sure we would've done the same. But it does look like a great way to cool off! Thanks for the attention to hot weather tips!


  18. That was very charitable of you. I hate baths. But the drying part is fun. Thanks for the info about doggies and cars.


  19. Norwood-how cool that you took a bath to help other doggies!! That's really super of you! I don't like baths at all, but I'd do it to help doggies!!



  20. hey norwood! great to see that your having a bath could help our brothers and sisters..
    and thank you for all that important information! am sure all at Pet Pride will read it with great interest


  21. Hey there Norwood,

    Great idea for raising money, well done to you and all the other doggies for taking your baths to help other doggies.

    Holly & Zac...XX

  22. wow Norwood, what a fun day! Id take a bath for an ice cream treat any day! and I love your dry off method- I do the same!!

    we all also appreciate your PSA on heat stroke. one of our good dog friends suffered some of the effects one summer when he was a youngster. his humans, our mom & Brock were at a picnic with lots of other doggies when he stated acting funny. we quickly got him indoors, poured some gatorade in his mouth as recommended by the vet, cooled him off in the tub with water, and then let him lay on the cool tiles in the kitchen. it took him a little while but he finally came back around. it was sooo scary!!

    stay cool everypup!!



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