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Post by tracyp on Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:32 am

Two issues....

1. I have seen a couple of people walking dogs here in stinking hot weather. angry Don't walk your dog in 40c! Just because you have a water bottle doesn't mean they do!!!!
... & if you can't walk on the path (concrete) bare footed, (I walked to the mailbox today & had to " quick, tippy toe to the grass") why should they? angry

2. Tyson runs like a ferret on heat in the park (when it cools down) he needs to cover the entire area in .78 sec.  laughing  He uses the same speed (like a wild boar coming at you rolling on floor ) be it grass or concrete! He has very short nails but he grinds them into splinters running on concrete.  How can I prevent or fix this bar trimming & filing (after the fact) or spoiling his fun?

Anyone know of an oil to strengthen & nourish?

So, summer warning.... if it's too hot for you to walk your dog bare footed for the entire walk....it's too hot for them to! Take care for your doggies pads! hug
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Post by Lorraine on Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:49 am

We had the same problem here during an extra hot summer - people do not think! I have blistered the soles of my feet on baking tarmac in the past, it's not pleasant! (But it was my own fault!)
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Post by Caryll on Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:08 am

I agree with you - people don't think about their dogs' feet!

I can't suggest anything for the claws, though. What about rubbing some Vaseline into them?

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Post by tracyp on Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:58 pm

Lorraine, I've done it to & was also my own fault. & it hurts for days if not weeks.

Ps... do you guys call a path (concrete) a tarmac? A tarmac to us is for planes to take off & land on. Maybe tarmac to you guys is "bitumen" to us?

You guys have got to learn English so I understand what you are saying! rolling on floor
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Post by Lorraine on Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:52 pm

Ooops! I meant the path was made of tarmac, which I guess is what you call bitumen - as this is one of the constituent ingredients. We rarely have concrete paths. Of course, with the path being newly laid, and black, it had soaked up all the heat!

I've never learned proper English, I'm a country lass - known colloquially as a yokel, so many English people don't understand a word I'm saying anyway! shocked
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Post by Dave on Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:21 pm

we have paths , roads , and runways . These can be made ( or covered by ) Tarmac , concrete etc .............. and there endeth the lesson in real english
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Post by tracyp on Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:30 am

Oh you guys are soooo funny. rolling on floor rolling on floor  rolling on floor

Our paths are generally concrete, occassionally bitumen.
Roads are always bitumen.
But say tarmac here & we think you walk your dog at the airport on the runway. rolling on floor
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Post by Lorraine on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:18 am

tracyp wrote:
But say tarmac here & we think you walk your dog at the airport on the runway. rolling on floor

Well, there'd be plenty of room............ You'd just have to duck occasionally! laughing
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Post by tracyp on Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:13 am

Hehehehe! I'm actually laughing out loud now looking at the screen like a crazy woman! rolling on floor
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Post by Caryll on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:33 am

laughing

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Post by tracyp on Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:38 am

Lorraine wrote:with the path being newly laid, and black, it had soaked up all the heat!


off topic That's bitumen to us. One day we took a motorbike out, parked it in 35c on bitumen only to come back hrs later to find it on an 45 degree angle, It had sunk into to bitumen as the heat had melted it. rolling on floor

(Only funny as it was not mine.)
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Post by Caryll on Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:28 am

Oooops!

Yes, it's funny when it happens to someone else! laughing

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Post by tracyp on Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:47 am

Yeah, but no! I laughed at him for ages till i thought....THAT'S my ride home, so I had to help get it out. Thank god it was still hot & the bitumen hadnt cooled yet or we would have been in trouble. Ever since that day, I don't ride without a square flat piece of wood under the pillion seat to level the bike stand be it stinking hot or in mud. rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor
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Post by Caryll on Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:10 am

On a side note, isn't it strange how different the English language is depending on which country you're in?

My favourite 'difference' between England and Australia is the word 'thongs'. To us they're skimpy panties, to you they're flip-flops!

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Post by tracyp on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:49 pm

Now that's very true. Your "thong" is our "g-string".

Even in aust...
In sydney... a scallop means a potato slice in batter. We call it a potato cake. In melb a scallop is a mollusc. In syd you have to ask for a "tasmanian scollop".
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Post by Caryll on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:57 pm

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