She also said to make sure to hose them down with cool water after they have been working, “starting with their legs, so you don’t shock their system.”
Elizabeth Nichols, 11, of Churubusco brought another kind of animal to the fair: a chinchilla rabbit.
A member of 4-H and FFA, she makes sure 8-year-old Hopper has plenty of fresh water.
She also noted another key to keep her bunny comfortable in the summer weather: “Keep him out of the sun so he’s not too hot.”
— News Editor Suzanne Moore contributed to this report.