Happy First Day of Summer to everyone! I hope that you made it a great day. It is a beautiful night here in SC and Charlie and I are doing a little back porch sittin'. We worked all week and are just taking some down time to recharge and relax. I have a large glass of iced tea (unsweet of course) and he just had his Frosty Cup for dessert, made especially for him by his Mom. Yes that is me!! I am one of those weird people that is a "dog mom" but I wouldn't have it any other way. He is my baby and he gets to celebrate the first day of summer as well. As a matter of fact, at age 13, he gets to celebrate anything and everything he wants.
|To get him to wait for this pic was difficult. As my Dad says, he is the most food driven dog anyone has ever seen. This trait has given us some pretty funny times.|
|Heading to the beach.|
From August 18th, 2002 until now Charlie has been my best friend. He has been included in all aspects of my life. He goes to work at the office every day where he is the local celebrity and people come just to see him. He has gone on every vacation and stayed in numerous hotels across the east coast. He is welcome in all of my family's houses. He has been to the beach and to the lake. He has been through everything and been everywhere with me. It doesn't matter where we are, he is my ever present support and has the most devoted love. This past 2 years he has helped to carry my burden... And I don't know where I would be without him.
|My "Big Man"|
Frosty Cups Treats for your Favorite PupWhen we adopted Charlie from FHGRR they gave us this recipe for a frozen dog treat. I have made them for him every summer. He loves them!!
|The one thing Charlie still does fast... EATS!!!|
1 medium banana
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
1 Tbsp local honey
Puree the banana in a blender or food processor. Add the peanut butter and honey and continue to blend until smooth. Add the yogurt and blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Place 10-12 small bathroom size paper cups in a baking pan. Fill cups 3/4 full. Freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the cups to a Ziploc bag for storage. When ready to serve, place cup in microwave for about 10 seconds to soften. Tear off cup and place in dog's bowl. Tell them you love them and let them enjoy!!
|All done Mom!! Can I have another??|