I went shopping today, well actually it was looking, and as my eyes are getting so bad, even that was a waste of time. But I did find something that (yes, I have tried it already) is good for Rassilon and me.
The cool towel os like a cool coat, only smaller, but with just a wave in the air, it gets really cold. That is excellent for visiting because I can carry one with me and put it over Rassilon in between rooms, so he doesn’t get too hot. I can also put it around my neck to cool down, as some nursing homes can be quite warm.
The benefit for visiting is that a cool coat is big and heave completely covers Rassilon, so people couldn’t pat him properly, but this is small and can be put on and off in seconds.
The cool cloths were $20.00, but the guy said because as it was for a therapy dog I could have it for $15.00, and he threw in a stress toy, so really, I got it for $10.00.
When I got home I took Rassilon outside and threw the stress toy at him. He ran away, but after I showed him it wouldn’t hurt him, he started to play. I would throw the toy to him, he would catch it and throw it away, then go for a big zoomie around the garden.
As a result of the humidity and the zoomies, I even got to use the cool cloth. And on me, at least, it was terrific. I am glad I got it. I can carry it, damp, in my visiting pouch in a ziplock bag, and if we get too hot, a quick wave and instant cool.