Temperature yesterday (Tuesday) was 108F or over 40C. Then it went down to 63F last night. Temperature today was about 110F and very humid. It is now 70F.
My lawn is crispy. Can't water during the day... or it would burn. Forget to water at night... ah well.
Air conditioning is good.
Don't forget to put out lots of water for your pets and do not leave them in your car even for a minute. We WILL break your window... just sayin'.
Even a mild 70 degrees can turn into a scalding 90 degrees in a car with closed windows after just 10 minutes.
When a heat advisory is issued, it applies to animals as well. Even on a relatively mild day, temperatures in parked cars can become dangerous in a matter of minutes.
Opening or lowering the windows does little or nothing to slow this process.
With only hot air to breathe, a dog’s normal cooling process – panting – doesn’t work. A dog can withstand internal body temperatures of 40°C for only a few minutes before brain damage or death can occur. The older or more vulnerable the animal, the more susceptible they are to heatstroke or something worse.
If you see an animal that may be suffering from heat exhaustion, and the owner can’t be quickly located, enlist the help of a parking attendant, security guard or nearby police officer, or call the OHS at 613-725-1532.
It is against the law to leave a pet unattended in a parked vehicle in a manner that endangers the health or safety of the animal.
We need a sign for the parking lot. "This is a dog friendly park. Do not leave your animals in your car... this lot is patrolled." Or something. I've been saying this for years... and have asked the office. People here DO leave their dogs in their cars! Last year the guy said... 'I was only going for a short swim'... then he stayed to chat. It was over 80F and very very hot. We (a few of us were there) yelled at him. He left the park. A beautiful brown lab. Some people are idiots.
FYI, if you see a dog in a car, you CAN break the window. You will not be charged. On the other hand, the dog owner WILL be charged. Just so ya know.
The Petanque Tournament was held last Saturday and 6 people attended. What happened to all the Petanque players?
The inbound gate is fixed. It took 3 hours. Apparently around 10 to 14 days ago we had an electrical issue ... plus the gate people came in to fix the gate system (not the gate fob reader system). The fob reader was fried and at least one cable and a few wires were also fried.
I heard (yesterday) that there were strange cars driving around the back. If you see this, please call the office or talk to a staff member.
This was in the Bare Oaks events. I don't know if it is full or not but I haven't heard that it is full.
There is a new shower at the Outback!
(Click to enlarge). There is a pipe on the right also to clean your feet... or maybe wash your dog off :-)
Lots of cats prowling around the park. Some without collars so they may be strays. If they belong to any of you... there are coyotes who visit the park on occasion so... keep your animals on your site. It states in the rules of the park that ALL animals should be on a leash but apparently a lot of the cat owners don't think a cat is an animal. I'm tired of chasing them and they kill for sport.
You can't see this clearly but an orange and white thin cat used the sand petanque court as a litter box this evening and pooped in it. Nice place to play petanque now.
I didn't clean it up. I think the cat owner should clean it up. :-)
Hump Day Happy Hour.
I have been advertising Happy Hour all summer. It is every Wednesday from 4 - 6pm at different sites around the park.
I was out today and unable to make it to Happy Hour Hump Day. Later that evening I was actually berated for not going to Hump Day. I find that highly offensive. I was busy. Hump Day Happy Hour is NOT mandatory. If you are hosting Happy Hour, please remember that some people have other commitments and can't make it.
The geese are gone... seems the fireworks scared them off ... ha ha ha.
Bare Oaks Players at the Outback
Saturday August 15th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Saturday August 15th, 2015 @ 9:15pm (if required)