Kevin Patrick Law - August 2019

Meet Our New Summer Associate Welcome, Baoyi!

Enjoy the Weather While Keeping Your Pup Comfortable STAYING ‘COOL’ WITH YOUR CANINE

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, 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!

We are excited to welcome Baoyi Cai as a summer associate at Kevin Patrick Law. Baoyi is a rising 3L at Emory University Law School and earned her Bachelor of Laws degree in China before traveling to the U.S. as an international student. At Kevin Patrick Law, Baoyi does legal research, reviews documents, and drafts pleadings and demand letters for our Georgia personal injury cases. She works hard and is particularly interested in learning more about practicing in different legal fields, like automobile accidents and daycare injuries. As a summer associate, Baoyi also attended one of our personal injury mediations to learn about settlement strategies and negotiations. Before she joined us at Kevin Patrick Law, Baoyi was a diligent and engaged student at Emory. She is the founder and president of the Association of International Law Students and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Coalition. Baoyi also won first place in the Duke Law Transactional Competition this March. During the contest, she and her teammates drafted an indemnification agreement for a stock purchase and negotiated the agreement with students from other law schools. Baoyi is also impressive beyond her work in the law. She speaks three languages — English, Mandarin, and Cantonese — and loves staying involved in our local community. When she isn’t at the office, you can find her volunteering for Project Open Hand, which delivers healthy meals to those in need in the Atlanta area. She also gives her time to the Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans and is an active member of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association. This year, she volunteered for its annual gala. We are happy to have Baoyi with us this summer as an associate at Kevin Patrick Law. She is a great asset to our personal injury practice and has a bright future ahead of her!

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