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inothernews:

A group of life-vested dogs attempts to set a world record for most canines on a surfboard at the second annual “Why Do Humans Keep Making Us Do This Stupid Shit? Invitational.”
(But seriously, they really were trying to break that record at the Surf City Surf Dog event in Huntington Beach, CA, but the pups couldn’t stay on the board for ten seconds — the current record.  Photo: Cindy Yamanaka / Orange County Register via the AP / The Telegraph)

We all see who was first in line.

inothernews:

A group of life-vested dogs attempts to set a world record for most canines on a surfboard at the second annual “Why Do Humans Keep Making Us Do This Stupid Shit? Invitational.”

(But seriously, they really were trying to break that record at the Surf City Surf Dog event in Huntington Beach, CA, but the pups couldn’t stay on the board for ten seconds — the current record.  Photo: Cindy Yamanaka / Orange County Register via the AP / The Telegraph)

We all see who was first in line.

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Keeping Frenchies Safe in Winter

Izzie here - the next snowstorm has started again and I have my fleece on and am sitting tight against my mother keeping warm.  I don’t like going out in this snow, but I like that I have seen more of my mother these last few days and it looks like she may be home all week :)  Here is a little reminder for Frenchie lovers out there that we need special care in these snowy days. Thanks and stay safe and warm! (via www.fbrn.com)

Most of us are aware of Frenchies’ warm weather care, but Frenchies require some special winter care, as well.

Frenchies don’t have undercoats like shepherds and huskies, so they need sweaters or coats, depending on the temperature and windchill.

Though we’ve heard people laugh at dogs in booties, we know that the chemicals and salt on city streets that melt the snow and ice are nasty—and there’s also the danger of frostbite and cracked footpads. If your dog won’t tolerate boots, you can smear a bit of Vaseline on his pads, or use a shot of cooking spray to provide a little protection. At the very least, keep a towel and a pan of water by the front door to wash the salt and chemicals off their feet when you get home.

Anti-freeze is lethal to dogs and cats. If you walk through a parking lot, be sure to keep your dog’s head up. No sniffing, no licking.

In winter, the air in many homes is very dry. Be sure your dog has access to fresh water.

If you live in an older home with notable drafts, move your Frenchie’s bed out of the way. Also be sure there’s a heavy grate in front of the fire. We know some frogdogs who’d risk singeing their whiskers while dreaming of St. Tropez.

Don’t stay out too long. Frenchies’ ears are susceptible to frostbite. Pay attention to the windchill factor.

Some of our Frenchies are drama queens, but if your dog starts shaking, hopping, or panting, take her indoors.

Don’t leave your dog in the car. The temperature drops quickly once the heater is shut off, and if you leave the engine running, you risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

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