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I really carried on, racing around and just plain being a sillyBoxer, and I kind of overdid it. It also got pretty hot out there. So when Mama saw me getting too worked up and panting, she hustled me home.
She put the a/c on and practically stuck my whole head in my water bowl. But I was still panting really hard and Mama was getting so nervous. She put cold, wet towels on me and fed me ice cream... then the silly woman called the vet!
"Should I bring him in?" I heard her ask, sounding like she was about to cry. But by then my panting had started to subside and then I was OK.
Then Daniel came home and told Mama that it happens all the time when he plays with me outside in the summertime. Being a guy, he really gives me a workout. He's used to seeing me like that. Even though Mama knows that Boxers are short-snouted, which causes respiratory issues, she just never saw me that winded. She's such a worry-pimple ... what's the expression? Oh, ... a worry-wart.
Anyway, the vet had told Mama that Boxers tend to think they have more energy than they really do and they don't know when to stop acting like savages. Oh really? Hmmm...
Anyway, maybe it was really all a ploy that Boxers use to get ice cream from their Mamas!! Ha ha ... Snort...
Sorry you were scared, Mama.
While on the subject of dog parks, read on:
This article appeared in our newspapers today about some sicko who's been poisoning dogs that were running off-leash in a Toronto park. It scares me so much to think there are people (monsters?) out there who would do such an evil thing to a dog. But I guess there are, and we have to do everything we can to stay safe.
Running off-leash is a lot of fun but now I am worried about doing that at a public park. It's a real problem because not everyone lives on a huge property with lots of running space, and we have to rely on parks to get our exercise and play.
Play safe, my friends.
CTV.ca News Staff
At least five dogs that went off-leash in Toronto's High Park were poisoned by anti-freeze over the weekend, police said Monday
............... Police tape surrounds the off-leash area at High Park in Toronto on June 23
Nasir advised dog owners to watch for signs of dizziness combined with extreme thirst, vomiting and frequent urination.
"The important thing is that people shouldn't panic," she said. "But if they're noticing dramatic changes, they should get their pet to their vet or an emergency clinic."
.................Two dogs run in the off-leash area at a High Park in Toronto on June 23.
The case is not the first where dogs have been poisoned in a Toronto park. In February, numerous dogs fell ill and three died after walking in Delma Park, south of the QEW and west of Brown's Line.
Four years ago, 16 dogs got sick and one eventually died after hot-dogs laced with insecticide were found in an east end park.
And while we're on the subject of being safe, my pal Gunner's blog is dedicated to the health and well-being of dogs. It's full of important information that we should all read:
Go to Gunner: http://urbanpetsdogblog.blogspot.com/