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Heatwave 2012: Doggies Keeping It Cool With Sprinklers (Photos)

 Heatwave 2012: Doggies Keeping It Cool With Sprinklers and Hoses (Photos) via Babble

What is better than a cool sprinkler on a steamy summer day?

They don’t call it the dog days of summer for nothing. (And we haven’t even reached August yet!) New York is currently in the throes of its 4th, yes, 4th heatwave and it’s only mid July!

When temps are this hot, it’s absolutely vital that our pets stay cool and never are left in hot cars. Dogs can quickly become overheated and their lives can be threatened quicker than most imagine.  (Click here to see signs that your dog may be overheated.)

It’s also imperative that we find ways to keep our pets cool. That might include an outdoor of play with the hose or sprinkler, which most dogs either immediately love or immediately hate!

Check out these dogs who are living it up and beating the heat in the most fun way ever:

  • Dual Purpose Hose 1 of 10
    Dual Purpose Hose
    What other toy can you drink from once you're done playing?
    Image: Flickr/ Matt McGee
  • Beauty 2 of 10
    Beauty
    Picture perfect summer day
    Image: Flickr/ giessingerk
  • Crazy Face 3 of 10
    Crazy Face
    Sprinkler, it's you or me and I will take you down!
    Image: Flickr/ Photos by Palmer
  • Yes! 4 of 10
    Yes!
    I'll stand up for a cool sprinkle!
    Image: Flickr/ AlyssssylA
  • One way or another… 5 of 10
    One way or another…
    I'm gonna find ya, I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
    Image: Flickr/ h3x4
  • Instant Drink 6 of 10
    Instant Drink
    This beats my water bowl any day.
    Image: Flickr/ Ashley_J
  • Conflicted 7 of 10
    Conflicted
    I love you, wait, I hate you. No, I love you, sorry, I hate you.
    Image: Flickr/ goatmanbaldy
  • Big Gulp 8 of 10
    Big Gulp
    The Slurpee got nothing on this.
    Image: Flickr/ HyperApril
  • Drink? 9 of 10
    Drink?
    Yes, but I'm still debating a full squirt.
    Image: Flickr/ jezandia
  • All in a day’s work 10 of 10
    All in a day's work
    Now, that was fun, and I cooled off. Just wait for the final shake-off.
    Image: Flickr/ Stuart L Ruffell

Image: Flickr/giessingerk

Follow Danielle on Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest (where she maintains an ‘Adorable Pups’ board), or find her at her blog, Just Write Mom and Babble’s Strollerderby.

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