How to make Pup Pops & #ShareFunshine
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As many of you know, Rosie and I have spent the last month reconnecting with my roots in Southern New Hampshire, visiting my family while Dustin has been doing business in Louisiana. While it’s been rough to be apart from him, I’ve had a blast spending time with my family and watching Rosie explore a totally new environment. She’s enthralled by the chipmunks that plague my mom’s bird feeder and has decided that the Atlantic ocean is the best thing to ever happen to her! However, I don’t think she was entirely prepared for the humidity and the heat.
Most New England homes are old and not many come with air conditioning, so by the end of the day, the house is overwhelmingly hot and sticky. My family and I usually escape to our back deck with cool treats like M&M’s® Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars while Rosie sulks and pants nearby because she isn’t allowed to have any. Although it’s humid and hot, it’s a blast hanging out with my family every evening while we eat ice cream and laugh at the ridiculous things my parents say in their heavy Boston accents.
I was feeling pretty bad that there wasn’t any puppy versions of popsicles or icecream around to help Rosie cool down, so I decided to make her some myself. Not only did I want to create a cool treat for my pup, but I wanted to incorporate something that would help clean her teeth, since she refuses to let me brush them. When I saw the Pedigree Dentastix® Original, I knew I found the perfect solution. Not only do they help reduce tarter and plaque build up, but they are perfect popsicle sticks! Thus, Rosie’s Pup Pop was born! Here’s how to make one yourself:
To make these pup pops, you’ll need Pedigree Dentastix® Original or Pedigree Dentastix® Beef Flavor, paper cups and chicken broth (low sodium). I sometimes add pieces of shredded chicken when I’m feeling like spoiling Rosie a little extra.
- Pour the chicken broth into the paper cup, filling it up 1/4 – 1/2 of the way, depending on the size of your pup! Rosie is a larger dog, so I make hers a little bigger.
- Add any additional ingredients, like shredded chicken or carrots if you want to beef up your pup pop.
- Put your Pedigree Dentastix® Original or Pedigree Dentastix® Beef Flavor stick in the center of the cup. Because the treat is shaped like an x, it balances perfectly in the cup.
- Freeze your pup pop for at least 6-7 hours, or overnight
- Take your pup pop out, and cut the cup off.
- Give to your dog and let them enjoy cooling down with this yummy, refreshing treat AND clean their teeth!
Because we live in New England, getting anywhere is kind of a drive for us. Walmart thankfully saves our bottoms by being 20 minutes away with everything we need to keep cool and to make Rosie’s Pup Pops.
Dustin comes to New Hampshire today and we’ll spend the rest of this week on the back porch with my family, staying cool and eating our favorite ice creams and munching on M&M’s® Peanut while chatting it up. I’m glad that Rosie now has a pup pop so she can join in on the fun, cool down and clean her teeth. This summer has had it’s ups and downs, but I can’t think of a better way to spend these last days of it: on my back deck with my family and the love of my life and my little pup, eating sweet treats and watching the sun set. That’s my kind of #funshine.
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What do you do to #sharefunshine during summer? What are your favorite cool treats? How do you help your pup stay cool?