my house thermometer is sitting at 20 (it only goes in twos :lol today I have seen a massive akita being paraded up and down the street and they didn't even have some water for him he was miserable looking and panting like mad. he was bein walked up and down in the sun for at least 2 hours And then I come round the corner to see him shut in the back of the landrover :scared: with the one front window open about 4" and it wasn't even in the shade!!!!!!! Well I waited around and seen the owner so I shouted ''is this your jeep?'' he said yeah whats the problem, so I said ''well your dog is about 5 minutes away from collapsing from heat stroke, any longer and he could have died!'' he didn't look to bothered, I said ''here you are in shorts and a T shirt, how would you feel in a fur coat? what were you thinking, don't you know that the sspca have the power to get the police to break into your vehicle and take him away, and you can be prosecuted? this is animal cruelty'' him wife jabbed him in the ribs and siad 'I knew we should of left him home!' I said take him home and put a damp towel over him and keep him in the shade. Now of course, I could not tell how long that dog would of lasted but I wanted to scare them into not doing that again! poor boy I also saw a man with a cocker but at least he was in the shade and this dog I know only gets a quick 5 mins round the block at lunch when the man comes home to eat. There is no breeze here (or there is a little one occasionally), I wouldn't dream of making my dog walk up and down the street in this weather. My dogs and next doors dogs have a big bone from the butchers, they have all been lying in the garden to eat but even just being in the garden the dogs are quite wark, Dixie has come inside to lie with me in the cool, they will not get walked until after baby goes to bed I imagine.