Monday, July 02, 2012

Ice Pups

The manager at the pet store told me how she stuffs canned Blue dog food into Kong toys, and lets it set for 24 hours in the freezer.  Since I received three FREE cans, I gave it a go.  And she was right, 24 hours and that stuff was solid.  Took both pups and hour to finish their frozen treat.

I also made more ice treats, using the cavity pan that I usually bake doggy biscuits, in.  It's very easy.  Just a little canned food, some flour a bit of water and bam, easy to work with doggy dough.  I like the Blue canned, the best.  As and added bonus, it doesn't stink the kitchen while it bakes.

And the dough is fun to play with.

But no biscuits today, just ice pups.  Meanwhile for me, I'm groovin' on a Tim Horton's blended caramel iced cappuccino.  And looky here, it's four in the afternoon and I'm already home from work and in my jams.

Life is good.

These are Kong toys, filled with wet dog food, and frozen solid.
These are great cavity pans, filled with water and solid dog food.

And here's the flip side with fun grooves.
 I love kitchen toys.

27 comments:

  1. Your puppies are the luckiest ever.

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  2. Oh my gosh, what a great idea this is, Whisk! I'm totally doing this for my puppies! BTW - glad to see them back at the top again =)

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  3. Susan: It's fun to spoil them.

    Elsie: A solid hour of quiet.

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  4. Super cool and lucky pups!

    My girl doesn't like Kongs. I know. It's crazy. I've tried on numerous occaisions but she simply won't play with rubber or plastic toys of any kind.

    If she can't chew it or tear it like bone or a stuffed animal it is of no interest to her.

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  5. Barking Alien: So happy to see you here. Hey, how 'bout those hollowed out bones? The lady at the pet store says she stuffs wet dog food in those, too.

    We have two hollowed but they are HUGE and I don't want our little pups to eat that much in one setting. But if I ever find smaller hollow bones, I'll grab 'em.

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  6. What a lucky pair of pups!!!

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  7. Ray: And what a lucky winner, you had on your blog. Very cool.

    Happy Painting.

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  8. I'll have to try that with my dog; he'd love it and I'm always looking for ways to entertain him. Thanks :)

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  9. As Susan said, "Your pups are very lucky!!" Have a happy 4th!

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  10. mshatch: Sure thing. The manager at the pet store gave me an hour of quiet. I had to share.

    Roland: Happy 4th back :-)

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  11. I guess you all had fun. You had fun making them. They had fun eating them!

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  12. Stacy: Very true. Hope your summer is filled with with lots and lots of good writing :-)

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  13. Those are amazing. I am going to have to try these. Thanks!

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  14. Next time label them. I reached into the freezer today and nearly ate one.

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  15. Matt: It's good solid quiet time. Enjoy yours. And please do let me know if it works.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  16. Tim: I thought you were supposed to be writing?

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  17. Thanks for the Kong tip - I'm a fan of Blue, both the dry and wet but I never thought to do this.

    See...I learned something new today...it was worth getting up and dressed just for this. :)

    Cheers, Jenny

    Count me in as your newest follower!

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  18. I did this with the Kong toys for my Lab when he was a pup as he had trouble with teething pain. My vet recommended it. My doggies would love you Whisk!!

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  19. You've spoiled those dogs rotten.
    Good for you!

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  20. Jenny: Welcome to our little crew. We are mixed bunch of gamers, writers, cooks, artists, gardeners, and geeks.

    Hope you enjoy your stay.

    Anne: Did you try baking biscuits with the dog food? So much fun. How's the garden going?

    Alex: Hey, just what in the heck are you doing here today? Aren't you on holiday????

    And yes, I really do spoil them.

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  21. Aw, man, my first beagle would have loved these frozen Kong treats! Heck, she got a lot of entertainment out of chasing an ice cube across the kitchen floor.

    The two pups we adopted after her? Forget it! Wouldn't touch a Kong with a ten-foot pole in their mouths. DH speculates that the unpredictability of the Kong triggered something related to their past abuse.

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  22. Great idea for those hot summer days - now just wish we'd get a few . . . hot summer days

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  23. Suzan: I've heard of quite a few dogs not digging the Kong toys. How 'bout a hollowed out bone?

    Miss Marathon: It's fall-like here these days, but also very nice.

    Hope you get some summer soon :-)

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  24. An hour? Not with my dogs - ten minutes tops LOL

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  25. Elsie: Ten minutes? Frozen solid? Yikes! My girls don't have jaws THAT strong.

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  26. Those two are spoiled dogs!

    Which isn't a bad thing!

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  27. William: Spoil them rotten, I do.

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