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Old 07-21-2019, 04:10 AM
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Most of us are in an extreme heat wave. I just saw on the news that sand can be 140 degrees and asphalt can be 160 degrees in the sun. I never knew this. I walked the dog early, but he may not see a walk again until tomorrow. The news anchor also said people get burned on the bottom of their feet on most solid surfaces with this heat, so wear your shoes. I cannot wait until this is over. I donít mind the heat, but this is ridiculous.


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Old 07-21-2019, 04:22 AM
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Yesterday, we went to a graduation party and went swimming. I walked barefoot from their house onto their porch to get to the deck of the pool. I regretted it since it felt like it burnt my foot instantaneously. After that I kept telling parents of little ones to carry their kid or put their shoes on them.
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Old 07-21-2019, 04:55 AM
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You are so wise thinking about your dogs. I've seen warnings about walking dogs on days where surfaces heat up. The pads on dogs' feet can burn, blister, and peel.
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:21 AM
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I've heard of a recommendation to hold your hand on the surface, and if you can't hold it there more than a certain length of time (I forget the length ) then it's too hot for a dog's paws. It's definitely something that I don't think about often enough since if I went for a walk I'd wear shoes, but pets and barefoot children may not!
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:26 AM
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I've had friends burn their feet at the a local water park. Blisters. Yuck.
I keep waiting to hear that they are being sued
It's been crazy hot.
We were surprised at the beach this year. We're used to sand that feels like lava in the sun. This sand was cool even at the end of a hot, sunny day.


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