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played by Amanda Seyfried; and their incorrigible gang of gal pals letting loose on the island for Sophie’s wedding. When Sophie secretly invites three of Donna’s old flames to the ceremony with the hope of figuring out which one is her father, things get out of control in a hilarious way.
‘50 FIRST DATES’
It’s always summer on the island of Oahu, where“50 First Dates”is set, even when it’s technically October. In this alternately sad and heartwarming film, Henry, played by Adam Sandler, and Lucy, played by Drew Barrymore, fall in love despite the fact that car accident-induced amnesia wipes Lucy’s memory each day, forcing Henry to win her over again and again. Thanks to the Hawaiian setting, there are plenty of beach scenes to go around.
You’ve never seen Mark Harmon of “NCIS” fame look quite like this. Circa 1987, Harmon plays a handsome yet lazy gym teacher whose plans for a summer in Hawaii are cancelled when he’s forced to teach an unruly group of teens remedial English. When he takes his class on one too many field trips and falls for the history teacher, played by Kirstie Alley, his boss issues an ultimatum: Get all of the teens to pass the big test or get fired. This is less a single chick flick and more a series of them crammed onto one disc (assuming you still use DVDs). In this movie, a group of four high school friends who are being forced to split up for the summer bond through a pair of magical jeans that fits all of them perfectly. In their disparate corners and countries, each of the four — played by Hollywood darlings Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, and Amber Tamblyn — finds love and learns a bit about herself. ‘THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS’
‘THE PARENT TRAP’
Before Lindsey Lohan took over the tabloids, she was the adorable freckle- faced redhead who played a set of twins in“The Parent Trap.”Separated at birth by parents who split up, Annie and Hallie meet at summer camp and come up with the brilliant idea to swap plane tickets home. Hilarity ensues as the two girls struggle to live each other’s lives and banish evil stepmother Meredith to get their parents back together. With its unforgettable soundtrack, this timeless rom-comwill hold a place in your heart for years to come.
STAYING ‘COOL’ WITH YOUR CANINE Enjoy the Weather While Keeping Your Pup Comfortable
With all this late-summer sunshine, it’s the perfect time to take your dog out for some fun. And while spending time basking in nature’s beauty can be a great source of fun and exercise for you and your pets, it’s important to keep a careful watch on your dog’s core temperature to prevent heat exhaustion. There are several detectable signs of heat exhaustion that you can watch for, including abnormal lethargy, vomiting, or a brightly colored blue or red tongue. Here are some tips to keep your canine cool this summer. WATER IN ALL ITS FORMS While certain dog breeds thrive in hotter climates, all pups need a little extra care when it comes to staying hydrated during the summer. For starters, always make sure they have ready
access to drinkable water. If you are going on an adventure, consider bringing a collapsible water bowl. If you are doing some backyard chilling, consider filling up a small wading pool with water for your pooch to splash or lounge in. SOME INVALUABLE INVENTIONS There are many contraptions to help you keep your canine cool in the summer heat. Booties to insulate their toes and protect their paw pads from the hot asphalt, cooling vests that reflect sunlight off darker fur, and pressure-activated cooling pads are just a few of the gizmos you can purchase to stave off those scorching temps. The Dog People, a website powered by Rover.com, also recommends making frozen“pupsicles,”a yogurt-based frozen treat that can satisfy doggy cravings while keeping them cool.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE While fun water toys and helpful cooling inventions are great, the best thing you can do to keep your dog cool is be careful about when you decide to go outside. Taking your pup out in the early morning or later in the evening, when the sun isn’t at its highest point in the sky, will help keep them cooler in the long run. Additionally, keep in mind that some breeds deal with the heat better than others. If you’re unsure, do a little research to determine your dog’s susceptibility to heat exhaustion. Just because the heat is sizzling doesn’t mean your dog should be! Keep these tips in mind before taking your canine out in the summer sun. They will thank you for it!
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