Entire Seattle football team kneels during national anthem.

Seattle’s entire Garfield High School Bulldogs football team — including both players and coaching staff — kneeled during the national anthem during their season-opening game against West Seattle High this week. 

The action was taken in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Coach Joey Thomas said the idea came entirely from the student athletes. According to their quotes, they sound like the best coaches ever. 

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Brachecephalic, (or “short faced”) dogs include breeds like English Bulldogs, Mastiffs, Pugs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and Boxers. The shortened snouts of these dogs means they can’t breathe very well, and since dogs cool down by panting, this hurts their cooling system. 

Take care to keep your brachy dog out of the heat. Walk in the early morning or late evening, and keep walks and other forms of exercise short. While all dogs are able to overheat, brachies are especially vulnerable. Other at-risk dogs include overweight dogs, dark colored dogs, heavily furred dogs, or dogs with a history of heart or breathing problems. Dehydration is a big danger too, so make sure you keep plenty of fresh water available!

Check out this article written by a vet to learn more about how to help a short faced dog in warm weather.