Cool Hot Summer Fun: 1

It’s getting really hot again here in Florida. It can get so hot that we can barely think when we are walking or exercising outside. I know it’s a good excuse to get out of obedience training… Of course, us canines still have to be exercised outdoors so we are always thinking of cool things that we can do without getting a heat stroke. And I’m not kidding here, heat strokes are a potential problem in the summer, see Pet MD.

We will try to think of 10+ things to stay cool this summer. Feel free to add your own ideas. Hey, we could even make a guest post out of it. The first one in the series has to do with???? Yes, you guessed it right, something EDIBLE: a cool snack for whenever the need is high. How cool is that?!

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Testing: Take 1

So what is a cool snack? Frozen veggies are one example. Just cut some carrots or other edible veggies and throw them uncooked in the freezer. Now that summer is in full swing, I will start taking them on my secret missions. Why? Well, for several reasons: 1) It doesn’t leave a mess on floors and human parts like some doggie treats do; 2) especially carrots always seem to be available in the fridge; 3) it’s dirt cheap (this should be listed as number one as this seems important to headquarters, not sure why because my treat account keeps growing); 4) it’s super easy to make, and I know this because I always supervise the cutting process to ensure that nothing gets wasted; 5) it’s literally and figuratively speaking a cool snack; 6) it’s crunchy; and, 7) Ms. Zulu and I love ’em and that should obviously be the most important reason!

Of course, we had to test the frozen treats before I can take them on an actual mission. Both Ms. Zulu and I happily volunteered. I am sad to report that the first take was successful, so no other experiments are to be expected. On another note, I was able to convince M that we should also take some of our fruit filled ice cubes* with us in the field. The cubes can sit in a cooler in the car while I’m busy so that I have a refreshing snack afterward. I’m hoping the ice cubes need more testing.

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Stay cool this summer, don’t forget to bring plenty of fresh water with plain ice cubes wherever you go, and please tell everyone not to leave any pets unattended in the car for any period of time,

Benji

* Fill an icecube tray with some edible stuff such as a bit of peanut butter, banana, or blueberries. Pour water on the goodies, let it freeze, and voila you got doggie ice cream. Again, always make sure you only use fruits and veggies that are safe for your pet to eat. 

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15 thoughts on “Cool Hot Summer Fun: 1

    • Good luck in the common court of fleas. They are being killed whenever they stick their head out at headquarters. I guess that’s one way to deal with disobedience. We gave my pool away to Capone’s mom as I never used it…

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  1. p.s. City dogs burn their feet on sidewalks and streets when crossing, so make sure they have a nice lawn or dirt to walk on during hottest days! (You may have to carry them if these aren’t available along the walkies….)

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  2. I will have to pull out my old plastic ice trays and give this a try. Lucy gets a frozen pigs foot sometimes but it is too big to take with us places. She sure does love laying outside licking and chewing it, though. PS Raw pork is safe if frozen for 3 weeks.

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  3. So good advice for for all humans to take care of their pets. Your weather is really hot and those frozen treats are yummy. Our weather is the opposite, mom said she doesn’t remember a summer like this. That photo were you are in the car watching out, is cute. Yesterday morning here car windows were frozen, in June!
    Keep cool, Benji and Ms. Zulu.
    Kosmo

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