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Jun 16th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

Boy - it’s hot!!! I would go into a lot of “how hot is it?” jokes - but you’re probably tired of hearing them by now.  But, seriously, it is very hot and dangerous for humans - and our pets. I would love for you to read the article at the left of this column to see how to recognize when your pet is in danger of a heatstroke or worse. It is a real problem and I’ve experienced it myself when I lost a dog many years ago. It was heartbreaking. One of the main things you have to watch out for if your animals can get near your car is to make sure they don’t jump in your car as you are getting out. It only takes about 5 minutes in this heat to kill your dog or cat. It is just a good precaution to take -even if your animals aren’t used to being around the vehicle when you get out - just take a few moments to make sure that nothing jumped in as you were getting out.
I hope you are having a good summer - swimming or just staying inside with the AC on. It’s a good summer to read and I know that is fun for the kids - and adults. Also - summer fun means going to the movies. I remember when I was growing up, I was an avid reader - Nancy Drew, etc. I also was lucky that we had a movie theater not too far from us - I grew up in North Little Rock. So, now, we don’t have one here in Beebe but there is a nice one in Searcy and Cabot. So, that’s not too far.
When you’re young, summer seems to last forever. As you get older, it comes and goes in a flash. So, whether you’re young or not so young - cherish the time and enjoy!
Last week I stood out in the heat and sun for about 40-min. awaiting the steam locomotive coming through Beebe. It was a huge train. I was standing pretty close to the rails and it just seemed absolutely huge! It was fun seeing a part of history. I hope you got to see it come through Beebe.
Go to your happy place!
See you next week!