Hey, it’s summer and I need to keep my dog self cool…so there’s nothing like seeing a small scoop of Dog Paws ice cream hit my dog bowl. Talk about disappearing…I can get that gone real quick.
But seriously…some dogs can eat ice cream…just gotta do your homework. Another cool treat is frozen blueberries…man those little things are heavenly. Stay cool and Dog Paws Up!
Ever since I was a pup…I have been working on being a well-behaved dog…I’ve been at this for three years and it never ends. I’ve also learned to listen and follow my instincts…the retrieving part…so I get things…yes I do understand quite a bit…but I mean I go and “get things”…like my toys.
She says “Go get your toy!”… and off I go…retrieve the toy and bring it for a playtime. I’m also still working on calming down…goal in mind… become a Therapy Dog…so I’ve been practicing outside of my local hospital…learning to take my place…be calm…and just do nothing…that’s right nothing…just sit or lay down and accept the gentle hands that pet me…It’s my job…hey somebody has to do it.
Listen up! My golden retriever self adores crunching ice cubes…I get these treats when we’re outside…when I’m settled…when I’m lounging on the patio. If I’m overheated after a walk or a romp…my people lower my body temperature by pouring cool water on my head…my dog neck and belly…it’s such a relief…they never offer ice cubes at this time...because my body temp could drop too quickly shocking my system. So, ice is nice at the right time. Cool paws!
Hot summer days are just around the corner..so look out for “man’s best friend” and their paws.
“Pavement, asphalt, wood, metal, sand and car or truck surfaces can become very hot during the summer months. These materials absorb heat from the sun and can stay hot for hours even after the sun has gone down. Temperatures on these surfaces can exceed 145° F!”
My golden retriever heart has heaps of pride for the coming Memorial Day. American flags are already flying in my neighborhood…the red, white and blue will wave in the breeze throughout my community…store fronts, restaurants, gas stations…lining the avenues and streets with the “stars and stripes.”
This is quite a sight to see…I am told. Yeah, I can’t go there…but I understand..
only service dogs are permitted and yes…I will respect and honor these rules. It’s my way of showing my respect to our honored fallen heroes. Paws up with gratitude for those who gave it all to keep us safe and free.
When walking on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art East Building…you gotta look up! Yeah and then go up on the terrace for a photo opp with “Big Blue.”
This plastic blue dude started out, ruling the roost over the City of London’s Trafalgar Square.
The doodle-blue then crossed over the pond and has found his roost in Washington, DC since last July. Go see this colossal sculpture and check that off your “Golden To Do List.” I’m already waiting in the car…let’s go!
I gotta admit that I was not very good at being in a kennel. Just me…my golden self wanted space…so when I heard that the “Greatest Show on Earth” closed…my retriever heart celebrated for all of the many animals that had spent their lives in crates and cages…or tethered on chains…traveling from here to there.