As many Sydney bloggers have written about, including the lovely Ruby, this has been a horrendous weather week with horrible bush fires effecting many (including some in the dog training and agility community with a big paws up to everyone up at the Springwood Club where we were all looking forward to a fun agility trial on the weekend which had to be postponed… we look forward to seeing you all soon).
With hot temperatures, gusty winds and smokey skies it has meant mum has been limiting the amount of running around I am doing (well trying too) and also keeping me inside (again… trying too)…. including the toddler lovely getting a place mat from table when mum bought my water inside (she is a good kid).
So stay safe my friends!
If you are looking for some cool treats check out 1st World Dog Recipes for lots of yummy ice-creams and ice-blocks to keep you hydrated.
And if you are looking for some ways to stay entertained in doors and not run around too much check out Training Tips 1st World Dog Style with most of these being good to do in doors including Touch, practicing Stays and Backward Heeling.
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We continue with the cold stuff here on Foodie Friday as we have had some seriously hot days here in Sydney. Big Paws Up to the amazing NSW Rural Fire Service who have been out there trying to protect people, paws and property. Thankfully all the dog folks we know in the area are safe but there has been some terrible loss of properties. Stay safe folks.
OK back to Foodie Friday…
This Foodie Friday is one you can do as a quick one if you use packet chicken soup or it can be a bit more complex if you want to get fancy and make your own.
What you will need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:
This is where the easy or hard bit comes in. Easy version, which is what we did as mum has had a busy week, 1 x packet of chicken soup. We used the dried / powdery stuff you buy of the supermarket shelf.
And then you just need some water.
What you do with the stuff:
With so few ingredients it can’t be too hard can it?
Boil some water.
Put the packet mix into a plastic container.
Pour some tap water into the container and then some boiled water (about half half… do this so you don’t melt the plastic container).
Then pop it into the freezer to well… freeze.
If you want to make it more interesting you can add stuff into the middle like in a Puppy Iceblock.
When it is frozen simply pull it out of the freezer. Run the container under some water so the ice-block comes loose from container and pop it out to enjoy.
A bit hot in Sydney at the moment so mum is looking after 1st World Dog with some cool treats. Even better these 1st World Dog treats are pack full of healthy stuff…. yep the healthy blueberries and yoghurt that is good for humans is also thought to be good for us dogs too.
What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge (with a treat for me while you are in there):
Like a lot of the recipes in the 1st World Dog recipe book the exact measurements are a bit loose as they are based on what mum has around the house so don’t think you need to be exact with….
A handful of fresh or frozen blueberries.
A handful of kibble (use the stuff you would normally use.. nothing special needed here).
About a cup of natural / unsweetened yoghurt.
What you do with the stuff:
Line a plastic container about the size of what the ingredients will be once mixed together with some cling / plastic film.
Put all the ingredients together in the container and mix it all up well.
Pop it in the freezer to freeze… dah… why else would you put it in the freezer.
When it is frozen and you are ready to treat your wonderful dog than simply take it out and pulling on the cling wrap to pull it out of the container. If it is a bit stuck than run the sides of the container under some warm water to loosen it until it can be popped out.