It's been really hot this week: 90s (F) and humid. Okay, so it's not that hot for you south-westerners or you folks in tropical climates, but for September in Pennsylvania, it's really uncomfortable.
The canine crew (especially Elsie) hasn't liked it one bit.
So, to cool them off and give them a treat, I broke out the "Kool Dogz."
Basically it's just a big ice cube filled with treats, but the Kool Dogz kit provides an easy way to not only make the treat, but to serve it sanely. :o) It's also a great way to use up those broken bits and crumbs we always find in the bottoms of our food bags and treat boxes. :o)
Here's what the kit provides:
You fill the bucket with treats, toys, and water (in whatever proportions you like), put the metal bone anchor in, place the lid on, then freeze it all together. Once frozen, pop the ice block out of the plastic bucket and attach it to the base, then set it outside wherever you like (we've used ours in the ground and between the slats on the deck).
Our gang can't resist (first two pics below are from earlier this summer; the rest were taken yesterday)! :o)
What was really funny yesterday was to watch how the dogs followed the ice block as it started to turn on the tray (their tongues kept pushing it around). The canine crew (in the following series, it's Elsie, Pinot, and Tuc) looked like a pinwheel twirling in the wind as they circled the block licking away:
In any case, they enjoyed it, and it helped us pass another uncomfortably hot September day.
Now we get to ride out what's left of Hannah (that's okay -- tropical storm/hurricane remnants are never too bad in PA). We'll get high winds, a few trees down, power outages, lots of rain, and some localized flooding, but it's never anything like the folks who live along the coasts have to deal with.
Pennsylvania is like that; we get it all, but it's never severe.
So what's a few hot days in September?
'Til next time,