Summer Is A State Of Mind. [Read more…]
Introducing a French Scent Hound in the dog days of summer! We are not big summer fans at my house, so we are not celebrating, but we try to make the best of it. This is also week 28 of the 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge and the word of the week is “summer”. [Read more…]
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FINALLY, and I do mean FINALLY, mom has my pool set up! It is practically mid-June for Pete’s Sake, summer is nearly over and just now she gets it set up! Luckily I have been able to go swimming on several of our walks, a small consolation!
I love my pool. My sister Katie thinks it is just a giant water bowl for her to drink out of and I am ok with that. She hates getting wet. Her idea of swimming is getting her feet wet but God forbid if I shake off all over her – she gets
really mad! Even when we lived in Germany and were on the beach at the the North Sea almost daily she never did more than wade in the water – she is totally missing out but what can I do?
Some might not get it as I say I am swimming but I am actually just lying in my pool. My pool is pretty small, so I can’t swim and I don’t like to play fetch, so no running in and out of the pool for me. I enjoy just lying down, getting myself good and soaked and then off to my
beach towel for some fur tanning, I love to lie in the sun. Put me in a lake and I will swim and sometimes I even fetch a few sticks but not in my pool.
This past weekend it was over 90° and super humid so it was ideal pool weather. I can be outside a lot more if I have my pool to chill out in now and then.
Another thing that mom does for us in the summer is to make cold snacks which we love and they are super healthy as well. Mom says they are easy and inexpensive to make too.
Even if your mom can’t cook, she can handle making these snacks for you!
The simplest one is frozen bananas. When we have bananas that get too ripe for mom to eat, she peels them, cuts them in half and puts them in the freezer. We love bananas so when it is a hot afternoon she halls 2 halves out of the freezer and gives Katie and I each one – so yummy!!!
The other treat is pupsicles. At first I did not like them but that is because I can be picky and
don’t like new stuff too much. You can use an ice cube tray but mom uses popsicle molds, buy some low sodium chicken broth and pour it in the molds, place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. You will also need some chews or rawhide sticks for handles and mom likes to chop up some carrots too. After the 30 minutes she puts the frozen carrots in the partially frozen broth and then sticks the rawhide stick in for a handle and leaves them for several hours. It is that simple and then you have pupsicles! They are best enjoyed outside as they can get messy when they start melting.
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