Nothing upsets me more than unthinking, otherwise caring animal owners who profess love of their dogs, yet do the unthinkable on hot days.
July and August and sometimes September have many days that hit in the high 70s and 80s. People wear shoes of some-sort on their feet at all times. Surprising? No, just smart or self-preserving, as the pavements get hot and would burn their feet.
Do their dogs or young puppies get to wear shoes? No; time and again I see dogs on leashes being trotted along on these same hot pavements, no one thinking that their feet burn, can blister and be very painful, as well as be just plain uncomfortable. Also, people on bikes on hot days, hauling their pets on the road - same thing. No water bottles with which to give them a drink; sometimes going too fast, etc. Taking them for hours at a time to downtown fairs while they go from booth to booth. They should be left at home in comfort where they can take a drink of water as needed, not hauled around in the heat. They're not people or kids and have no necessary interest in what is going on, or need to!
People, think a bit. Your pet will be grateful.