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Dog Days of Summer are Upon Us

Last year, we had a very wet summer in the Northeast when most of June was rained out. This year, the temps have been so high, the days have been described as “scorchers” by most meteorologists.  We are truly in the “Dogs Days of Summer,” which according to the Farmer’s Almanac , are “the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11,” meaning we could have yet another three weeks of this hot, humid, Husky un-friendly weather.   During these hot days, a large number of folks run their A/Cs and fans constantly. Please remember to always do a safety check: Are the filters cleaned? Are the cords intact and not frayed or split (or in many canine homes, chewed)? Are the outlets overloaded? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has put out a Home Electrical Safety Check List that is worth reading. And, if your dog is barking, please go check it out. Don’t assume everything is OK. Please don’t yell "be quiet" to your canine without first checking out why he or she is ba