Thursday, February 08, 2007

Auntie Diane's Helpful Household Tip for February 8, 2007

When you would like to drink your morning cup of coffee in peace, and can't be bothered with actually training your dogs, fill up their Kong toys with dog stew and freeze overnight. Grab a cup of joe, and let your pooches enjoy their own morning Kong-sicles.


Blogger EditThis said...

When Wally was a pup, I did the exact same thing but filled the Kong with peanut butter.

8:59 AM  
Blogger sage said...

interesting concept--my dog likes to go out to his house in the cold in the morning, when he goes out for a potty break--it's quite weird that he'd want to sit outside when it's -15F. but he loves the snow and kicking up the snow with his nose and trying to catch it in mid air.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would but my big beast swallowed one of those and had to have surgery.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

edit - peanut butter and carrots are big staples at my house . . .

sage - they want to go out, but since I have to take them out myself, this buys me a few minutes before I have to head out into the (relative) cold

joe - no - that is a nightmare!

4:41 PM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

What are those freekin' things? Do they smell the stuff inside but can't get it? Please advise.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

flix - they are heavy duty rubber toys known as kongs
and they are known for being indestructible. There are openings on both ends, and you stuff them with treats which the dogs have to get out - they like the food and it keeps them busy

10:36 PM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Plus, they enjoy the food more because they had to work for it.

Does it get messy as the stuff inside starts to melt?

9:42 AM  
Blogger LA said...

I'd heard of peanut butter in kongs, but not dog stew. BTW, what exactly is dog stew?

Do you give the girls Frosty Paws? They rule.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

mishy - not too, since the girls are actively licking up every drop

la - dog stew is the home made dog food i cook up each week

1.25 lbs. ground turkey
1 carton of chicken livers or gizzards (or can of tuna in oil)
6 eggs
2 lbs. brown rice
2 lbs. frozen peas and carrots

cook in a big pot for an hour, and freeze in batches.

12:01 PM  
Blogger LA said...

That recipe sounds like a dog's dream. I'll pass it on to my sister to make for Bugsy.

9:26 AM  
Blogger v said...

Always glad to see photographs of such wonderful dogs having a fun time.

And Sage, what kind of dog do you have? How come we haven't seen any photos? And how does it survive -15 F weather? I'm gonna guess it's a St Bernard.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

la - both dogs have lost weight, and their coats are better - I also sometimes give them Trader Joe's Dog Vitamins!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Starla said...

My dog loves those kongs.

12:51 PM  

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