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Cool Treats for Hot Dogs

posted May 31st, 2017 by
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Cool Treats for Hot Dogs

Summer heat is here! We’ve been waiting for it and now need to focus on keeping our pets comfortable as the temperature creeps up the thermometer. Check out these frozen treats to spoil your pet this summer.

Cool Treats

Sherri Lanier at The Barking Dog Bakery offers frozen sorbets in a variety of flavors. Choose from Strawberry, Banana, Coconut, Pineapple, and Banana Nut. The sorbets are made with all natural ingredients and no sugar. This business focuses on clean, healthy, nutritionally stable treats and foods for pets. Barking Dog Bakery is located at 10455 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, or you may call them at (405) 879-2280.

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All Fur Paws Pet Health Market carries a plethora of cool treats to spoil your dog. I spoke to Carolyn Wernet and she listed the best summer treats in the store. They have frozen bones of all sizes. Beef ribs for large pups, a six-pack of marrow bones for your medium canine, and one-inch bison bones for your little one. Frozen yogurt from The Bear & The Rat are available in Pumpkin and Bacon Peanut Butter. Carolyn also shared a fun recipe her dogs go crazy for. The ingredients are Shredded Coconut Flakes by K9, and organic canned pumpkin, both of which can be purchased at All Fur Paws. In an ice cube tray, she adds a teaspoon of coconut to each cube and fills the rest with the canned pumpkin and freezes them. Her dogs literally beg at the freezer door, waiting for these treats. I’m going to try this for my senior dog, Cheyanne. She likes pumpkin and it will be gentle on her elderly stomach. All Fur Paws is located at 15220 N. Western Ave., Suite E2 in Edmond, or you may call (405) 348-6888.

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Pawtopia, Your Pet’s Nutritionist is another sweet stop for this summer. Gwen Pruitt gave me inside scoop on the coolest treats in Yukon. Scoop of yogurt, that is. They also carry The Bear & The Rat yogurt in mouth-drooling flavors of Bacon Peanut Butter and Pumpkin. Frozen yogurt is the must-have treat for all the trendy dogs out there, you know. Pawtopia also carries everything on your dogs to-chew list. Choose from frozen chicken backs, turkey necks, and the popular beef marrow bone. Pawtopia is located at 335 S Mustang Rd, Ste E, Yukon, or you can reach them at (405) 265-2950.

 

Kaycee Chance, good friend and fellow writer at OKC Pets, makes her own frozen treats for her furry family. She fills a Kong toy or old marrow bone with natural peanut butter or plain yogurt and freezes them. Sometimes she will add dry food to the peanut butter and a small amount of pineapple chunks to the yogurt. Kaycee also has a cute star-shaped ice tray that she uses for these recipes. Her pets have a blast snacking on these great concoctions! Below is a cute pic of Faith, Kaycee’s senior girl, happily licking away at her frozen treat.

Cool Treats

So, as we raise our ice cold glasses to toast the sunny season, let us not forget our four-legged friends while we celebrate all that is summer.

 

Eugene’s Night Before Christmas

posted December 15th, 2016 by
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Eugene’s Night Before ChristmasAnastasia Wickham

Eugene the cat adored all types of toys
He stalked leaves and paper, he loved crinkly noise

So when Santa slid down the chimney that night
Eugene was amazed at this wondrous sight
This man smelled like wind and snow and sweet milk
He carried a bag full of noise, soft as silk

As St. Nick set down his luggage of gifts
The cat climbed right in to get a good sniff
Eugene was surrounded by all sorts of things
Fluffy bears, and trains, and toy phones that ring

Santa snacked on a cold glass of milk and cookies
Filled the stockings and placed presents under the tree
Then he leaned over, and took up his bag
Wherein the feline was taking a nap
Up on the roof they took off like a snap
Santa, the reindeer, the toys, and a cat

For the next hour, Eugene slept unaware
He finally woke up in east Delaware

St. Nick was munching his holiday treats
The stowaway leapt out, and as soon as his feet
Hit the carpet he knew he was not in his house
His striped ears turned down, he curled up in a crouch

When Kris Kringle bent down to retrieve his sack
He saw the scared cat and took a step back
He remembered this guy, from a house far away
He kneeled down, but frightened poor Eugene away

The cat hurry-scurried right under the couch
St. Nick pulled the tassel attached to his pouch
And dangled the end back and forth until
The feline sprang out and pounced for the kill
The second  he could, Santa scooped up Eugene
Laid him back in the sack, and tightened the string

Flew up to the roof, and consulted the deer
They took off like a whip and Kringle did steer
To Oklahoma, where the feline was from
And deposited him back on his living room rug

As the cat sat and watched St. Nick disappear
Up the fireplace, he meowed and old Claus did hear
Down the chimney chimed special Christmas cat toys
That landed by him with a wonderful noise
Eugene ran to the window, jumped up and peered out
At Kris laughing and speeding back to his route