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A couple of weekends ago there was an event here in Toronto called Woofstock. It’s the largest dog festival in North America.
Being new dog owners we just had to go! We knew our puppy would have a great time seeing all the other dogs and we figured we might pick up some cool items for her and perhaps even get some free promotional items (we got both).
As it turned out that was the hottest weekend we’ve had so far this month. It was about 40 Celsius (104 F) with the humidity. That was extremely hot for us and I’m sure it was even hotter for our black coated dog.
Luckily for Midnight there were lots of water bowls and water buckets around for her to drink from, however, when she dunked her whole face into a bucket we knew she must have been getting too hot. Just down the street from where she’d dunked her head in a bucket was a large fountain and other dog owners were letting their dogs go in the water. I must say the water looked murky and kind of dirty but our dog was hot so we let her jump in.
She was much cooler after her dip in the pond. Chris was cooler too because he managed to get splashed, plus on the way back to the car there was another fountain that he and Midnight walked under. (See the first photo). Me on the other hand … I never really did have a chance to cool off so I was melting. We were at WoofStock for at least five hours and there were lots of people there enjoying the festival … all of us quite warm.
Just before we were going to leave we noticed a large pool on one of the side streets. I guess they’d used the pool to demonstrate dogs leaping off of docks. I can’t remember what that sport is called at the moment – but it’s a big water dog sport.
We were hoping that we could put Midnight in the pool but they were already draining it. She didn’t mind. She frolicked in the fast running water coming out of one of the sides of the pool.
She even ducked her face right into the fast running water.
I’m sure with all the pool water she managed to drink she cured any dehydration she might have suffered from due to the high heat of the day.
I’d suffered a fairly severe allergic reaction the day before to my contacts so between the heat, my puffy eyes and squinting in the sun I was happy to go home once she was done having fun in the pool water. The festival was ending at that time anyway … Chris and I are almost always the last to leave.
We’ll definitely go back to Woofstock next year. Hopefully it’s a bit cooler next time though!
BTW this is my 99th Photo Hunt post on this blog. I also sometimes do PH posts on four other blogs. I wonder how many PH posts in total I’ve done across all my blogs? 😉