Looking For A Way To Stay Cool

https://pixabay.com/en/dog-garden-terrier-fun-1310545/
@HazySue (22529)
United States
July 18, 2016 9:04am CST
It has been so unbearably hot lately that the weather is leading us to look for ways to stay cool without breaking the bank paying high air conditioning bills. Right now I am using air conditioning and fans both to keep the temperature inside bearable. It all leads me to wonder about the people and animals who are without these conveniences. I wonder how they can tolerate this heat. As for the people I think they can hopefully find a spot to go to that won't have them wilting from heat. The animals like the dogs and cats that are outdoor pets must be having it hard. They have a harder time finding cool spots. They are at the mercy, sometimes, of owners who think that their pet doesn't get bothered by the heat. I am hoping that there are provisions made for these outdoor pets to help keep them comfortable. On a lighter note, I was perusing Pixabay and found this photo of a dog playing in the water and though it was a perfect photo for a post about beating the heat. Here's hoping you all are having a cooler and great day.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 16
You're right - that's the perfect photo. It's hot in England today, though probably not by your standards.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
jaboUK I thought so. How hot is it?
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
18 Jul 16
@HazySue I'm guessing late 70s - I don't have a temperature gauge.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@jaboUK I wish it was in the 70's here
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@LadyDuck (170265)
• Switzerland
18 Jul 16
We have only a few very hot days during the year, so nobody here have the A/C. We built the houses so that they can stay warm in winter and cool in summer. We all have shutters, to keep the house shaded during the hottest hours. Today outside there are 92 F, but inside our house the temperature is 75, with no fan and no A/C. I will open the windows and the shutters during the night.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@LadyDuck how nice that must be. I wish they would do that here in Florida.
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@LadyDuck (170265)
• Switzerland
18 Jul 16
@HazySue I remember that most of the houses in Florida had no shutters at all and no double window glasses.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@LadyDuck you are right. I don't know why unless they think they will keep the hot air in.
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@JESSY3236 (7035)
• United States
19 Jul 16
It's supposed to be near 100 here this weekend. I'm trying to stay inside to stay cool.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
19 Jul 16
@JESSY3236 it sounds like you're here in Florida. That's what it is supposed to be here.
@JESSY3236 (7035)
• United States
20 Jul 16
@HazySue No I live in North Carolina.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
20 Jul 16
@JESSY3236 I didn't think it got that hot in North Carolina. I guess it is getting hot everywhere these days.
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Jul 16
It's not always easy to have to deal with. We're lucky to have access to a pool. That helps us deal with the heat. We haven't put in our a/c, but I don't mind too much. Like I said, having access to a pool helps.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@dodo19 Lucky you having access to a pool. If we had one I wouldn't mind the heat quite as much. I could not live without an air conditioner.
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Jul 16
@HazySue understandable. If we didn't have access to a pool, I'd want a/c in.
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• India
18 Jul 16
that is a cool picture. here it is heavy rain because rainy season started and due to that every where it is water. not even possible to go out.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@sunilparthan that makes it a good day to write since you can't go out,
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• India
18 Jul 16
@HazySue ha ha that is also true. But if have to go for some outside work it is getting effected
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@lingayako (238)
• Marikina, Philippines
15 Aug 16
Yo're right. The photo is really perfect.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
15 Aug 16
@lingayako it really is a cute photo. Even the dog wants to be cool.
@JudyEv (129941)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jul 16
That's a great photo. Isn't he having fun?
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
19 Jul 16
@JudyEv it sure looks like he's loving it.
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@Corbin5 (112854)
• United States
18 Jul 16
Not too bad here regarding heat. Our pup Molly stays indoors in the air conditioning to stay cool. It is so important for dog owners to keep their dogs cool while having plenty of fresh drinking water in those dog bowls.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
19 Jul 16
@Corbin5 I agree. If you are going to own a dog you need to make sure they are safe.
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@sofssu (14448)
18 Jul 16
That is a cool picture which tells a lot about how you feel. This year the summer was unbearable for us here in the tropics.. But with the rains its pleasant now.
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@sofssu I love the picture. It is up in the high 90's here most of the days.
@Shiva49 (13743)
• Singapore
18 Jul 16
Yes, we are indeed lucky that way. I wonder about how our earlier generations managed to live through such weather. They had some contraptions that were not driven by electricity to keep cool or warm. I like to weather them to some extent - siva
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@HazySue (22529)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@Shiva49 we don't use the heater much but the air conditioner is used regularly.
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