Bo!!ox, put the dog outside this morning when leaving for work about 8am. Forgot to put his water bowl out with him. He had had his breakfast (nuts soaked in water) & will be in shade all day. Will try & get out early, be home at 5 by very latest.
Feel so bad, am such an idiot!
Can you not get someone to call in and give him water?
I wouldnt be leaving an animal with no hydration for the day in this heat.
A Dog without water in this weather is cruel , you need to find a way to get back to him by lunch time .
He should be grand as long as there's good shade. It sounds like he got some hydration earlier but if you can get someone to call and give him water, but he should be OK for the few hrs.
OP, do you have a neighbour or anyone who could even hop the wall or throw a bowl over?
Pop home at lunchtime, probably the best option.
in normal Irish weather he may be grand but not in this heat - shade or no shade.
depending on his coat etc he could over heat quiet quickly.
Just as an FYI nuts, even if soaked could make him more thirsty.
OP - for peace of mind pop home make up an excuse in work and give him water.
On a day like today? It will be hot even in the shade. I would take a couple of hours off or else ring everyone I know and get someone to drop in and givr him water.
He could be dead by this evening. Definitely try get someone to call in beforehand
I'd go home or get someone to call in. Too hot to be leaving an animal out with no water.
He will be grand
Could I get tomorrow's euromillions numbers off you?
Definitely find a way to get home OP if there's no one who can pop in for you. Take an extra long lunch. It's just not worth the risk, you'll spend the whole day worrying & you might arrive gone to a horrible scene this evening.
If ever the phrase 'better safe than sorry' was applicable, it's here.
I definitely wouldn't risk it on a day like today. It's extremely warm even in the shade today.