Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ticked and Tickled Thursday

Well momma is super ticked today. We will let her tell you why.

From the Momma: On last nights local news they featured a story about leaving children in hot cars and reported that this year so far 5 cases have been reported. In this day and age why on earth are these cases still happening. What I find even more disturbing is the fact that at no time in the segment did they mention the dangers of leaving pets in parked cars. It is something that happens more often than you would hope to think. Last year I counted 22 dogs in parked cars from the months of June through August and I live in a small city. I personally call the local animal control every time I see a dog left unattended in a hot parked car. 99% of the time they do nothing but it gets peoples attention that this not ok.

In addition to calling animal control I leave a flyer stating the facts on leaving a dog in a hot parked car. Please feel free to copy the text, put it in a word document, and print out your own flyers.

----Beggining of Flyer----
Summer is here and leaving your pet unattended in a parked car can be a deadly mistake!

The Facts:
* On a 75 degree day the temperature inside a parked car can reach 125 degrees in a matter of just 30 minutes.
* Cracking car windows will do little to reduce the heat inside of a parked car. Cracked windows provide no air circulation. It also gives people the chance to reach in and take a small dog.
* Once a dogs temperature reaches 105 degrees they can suffer from heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke in a matter of minutes. When this happens, many organs such as the kidney, liver, brain, and heart begin to shut down.
* Dogs with pug-like noses, seniors, dogs with long coats and young puppies are extremely susceptible to heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Please take these facts into consideration before taking your dog with you and leaving them in your car on a hot summer day!
----End of Flyer----

Please never approach an owner with the flyer as this may lead to a confrontation. I have had my fair share of angry owners tell me to (not so nicely) to stay out of their business. Just slip it in a cracked window or under the windshield wiper.

Now I will return you to the paws of Mollie Jo and Bobo.

Now we are tickled that Miss Puddles passed this lovely awad to our momma! Thanks Puddles!!!
Here are the rules...Pick five mom’s and then explain why they was chosen…and last answer the questions provided.

These are the questions that our momma answered:

1. What would your prefect day consist of?
Taking a road trip across the USA with my two favorite doggies!

2. How would you describe yourself if you were an item of clothing?
A big comfy house shirt

3. What hobbies are you currently working on?
Quilting/Embrodiary/sewing all together

4. Walking in the woods in wellies or bare foot on the beach?
Barefoot (althrough I would like a pair of flip flops) on the beach

5. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?
That would be a no...

6. Growing your own veggies or nipping to the supermarket?

7. Have you found anyone exciting in your family tree?

8. Slap up meal in a posh restaurant or fish ‘n’ chips from the wrapper?
Posh Please

9. Which element do you most resonate with, Earth, Air, Fire or water?

10. Do you believe in fairies?
Since my kitchen is covered in Kitchen Faeries I would have to say yes!


The moms we pick are:

Miss Kylie's Mom - She is the most creative mom ever! She started Pink Baby and did a made a book that featured many bloggers!

The Rock Creek Scottie Mom - She breeds Scotties and takes such good care of all her "babies" to ensure they grow up loved and well socalized!

The ObsessiveChihuahuaDisorder Mom - She is the best Chihuahua momma ever and is expecting a new addition to her family!

Brutus' Mom Michele - She is raising alot of green papers for the French Bulldog Network by sending out Flat Brutus!

Mona's Momma - She works with the Dachshund Rescue of Houston and helps the homeless Dachshunds!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo


  1. Hi, That is a great idea about leaving the paper on the dashboard. I'm going to do that. But your right about not confronting them. I'm a chicken anyways! Congratulations on your award!

  2. I do not understand people.... Congrats on your award!

  3. ConCats on your award! We love your mommy's answers too! And mom is going to copy the flyer as she will also print it out. And our mom is so outspoken she'll confront anyone who leaves animals in the car (she hasn't (thankfully) come across a child), and she already has. Mom says what's on her mind!

  4. Congrats on your award! I agree with Remington on this, I don't understand people sometimes either.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  5. hey kids, thanks for that post about leaving dogs in parked cars. that's a good reminder this time of year. our human is obsessed about that subject too. (right next to breakaway collars) we heard a story about a stupid human who left their dog in a hot parked car for an hour and when the human came back the dog was unconscious. they took it to the vet and it recovered, but some dogs are not that lucky. we just don't understand how humans can be so thoughtless and STUPID. it makes our human very very sad and angry.



  6. On the very FEW times that I have to stay in the car in the summer... my mom always takes 4 big frozen thingys and puts them on the seats for me to lay on. Plus she always cracks the windows. BUTT, it doesn't happen very often and Never for more than 15 mins..
    AND Jennifer Jeeps windows are tinted.
    Mom just HATES to leave me even for that little bit, butt emergencies do arrise.
    Grrreat choices for the Award. I loved your list.

  7. My momma is going to copy that and print off some fliers of her own. Sometimes she just shakes her head cuz she doesn't know what's wrong with some peoples.

    Yay! Congrats on your awardie! My mom says she's all about the supermarket, too.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  8. Oh what a wonderful Post!!
    Congrats on your award and we loved your answers to the ???'s!! :D

    It is very disturbing that people leave their animals in cars!!!
    Thanks for the flyer to print up!!

    big hugs to you!!
    Izzy, Josie &
    Anakin Man

  9. We like your idea of leaving the information on the window.
    Last year two police dogs died in the UK. We were astounded that dog handlers would have left their dogs in a parked car on a warm day!
    Good work with the tag mom.
    Loved the new Header pic.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  10. Good for you leaving the flyers on the cars!! Hopefully it will at least make 1 person get to thinking. I never leave Lilibell and Chewy in a car, not even when it's not hot out.

    Hugs, The Mom

  11. That was a most awesome post and we love your idea about da flys. My dad often tells mum it ain't none of her business what peoples do but...her tells hhim i it involves a doggies health or welfre her makes it her business...yep, that's my redneck mum...hehehe! Mum knows a k-9 guy that leaves his German Shepard iin SUV. Now he's got a tricked out SUV. It has an alarm that will go off when da temp reaches a certain degree aaaand he ALWAYS leaves his running with da air on.

  12. We think those flyers are a great idea...and we are going to have Mama print some out! We don't get to go bye bye in the summer unless it is to the lake and even then Mama doesn't take us in the way hot weather.

    Congrats on your great award!
    Smileys and Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  13. We think that the flyer your mom has is great - luckily we don't often see dogs in cars here but it always make us so mad when we do. Our mom has cards that she can put in cars that do that (they are for other stuff too - and they're not quite as polite as your moms flyers - but they have options you can check off, one being leaving the dog in the car). Our mom remembers that there was a commercial a while back about how hot it can get in a car even when it isn't super hot outside and thinks of it whenver she sees it. Again, luckily it doesn't seem to happen to often here.

    And congrats on the award! Those were super intersting things to learn about your mom!!

  14. Excellent post!

    Mom is furry aware of not taking me when the weather isn't safe fur me/us -

    Khongrats on the award and fur sharing those fakhts!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie
    PeeEssWoo: Nice header!!!

  15. We just can't understand why some hoomans risk the lives of their precious pets. It's not worth it!
    Congratulations on your award!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  16. we fuwy much agree that they should mention ush furkids more often. we are babies just like human babies and should be taken cawe of just the same. our mommish ish going to adopt youw flyer idear and she shends lots of thank you's for your thoughtfulness

    pibble sugars and wee wiggles
    the pittie pack

  17. Fantastic informative post! Congratulations on your award too, but spreading awareness is more important of course. In California it's illegal to leave us in a car year round. That's a bit extreme, but I bet it's saved many many lives.

  18. Great post!
    My mom is going to traslate it to spanish and she will have it in her purse in case she sees a doggie in that situation!
    Congratulations on your Award!
    Now, we know more interesting things about your Mom!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. That's a very good reminder! And congratulations on your award! It was nice to learn more about you. :-)

  20. Very good post!!! Definitely think we will borrow these words to leave on bad people's windshields!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug ps...we love your new pics!

  21. Oops!!! Forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS on your award!!!

  22. VERY good PSA about the hot cars!! That makes us so mad to see a poor baby locked in a hot car!!
    We love your new header!!

    Congrats on your awardie!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  23. Oh Boy! I am so far behind on my blogging and I finally snag a few minutes and I come across this PAWSOME award you gave to my Mommy!! I bet right now she could use an award!! I will be sure to share it with her but please don't be mad if we dont get to posting right away!! This Moving thing is tough work!!



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