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Lobo, Sable, and ice

SableCollie
June 27th, 2007, 01:38 PM
So we bought this "Kool Dogs (http://www.healthypets.com/kooldogz.html)" Ice treat maker because it was on sale, and I thought I'd try it out this week because it is so HOT! So I filled the bucket with water, carrots, strawberries, and Buddy Biscuits and froze it over night. This afternoon I put it out in the yard for the dogs. So here's Lobo:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i78/laikawolf/Photos173.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i78/laikawolf/Photos175.jpg

And here's Sable taking a turn. She was very good at carefully licking just above the treats to free them, while Lobo just tried to eat the whole thing. ("Stupid boys," says Sable.)
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i78/laikawolf/Photos176.jpg

Basko didn't want anything to do with it. :)

Dog Dancer
June 27th, 2007, 03:04 PM
SableCollie - they are both cool dogs! That is an interesting treat maker, but I'm thinking you could just use any type of bucket no?? In fact it makes me think why not just put some treats in the ice cube tray and freeze for individual sized treats (for those with more "delicate" doggies). The dogs sure do look to like it!. I know my Shadow would have nothing to do with it, but Halo might go for the treats (she is a lab you know...)

chico2
June 27th, 2007, 03:59 PM
What a great idea,they are both really beautiful doggies:lovestruck:

erykah1310
June 27th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Thats a great idea, im going to get some empty ice cream buckets right now ( well once im done typing this)
Your dogs really seemed to enjoy this, I hope mine do as well...

Thanks for posting the pics!

Smiley14
June 27th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Ohh, I saw that treatmaker online recently and was thinking of trying it! What do you think of it? Looks like it was a big hit! Very cool! :laughing:

SableCollie
June 27th, 2007, 06:13 PM
Really you could do the same thing with a bucket. The good thing about this is that it has a stand that stakes into the ground. It held up well, even when Lobo tried to knock it over with his paw. The reason I bought it was because I was on vacation and happened to go to a pet supply store that was having a giant moving sale, so everything was discounted. So I thought "What the heck, I'll try it." It did keep the dogs busy for a long time, it took hours to melt completely.

If you do try freezing treats in ice, its good to find some that float, otherwise they all end up clustered on the bottom. The carrots sank to the bottom, the strawberries and the biscuits floated, so I had treats all the way through. You can also freeze toys into the ice: kongs, tennis balls, etc.

Frenchy
June 27th, 2007, 08:57 PM
What a great idea ! Will have to try this real soon !

JanM
June 27th, 2007, 10:38 PM
I have to jump on the "great idea" bandwagon too - gee, something so simple and so good and cool for them! Cool doggies too :)

rainbow
June 28th, 2007, 01:56 AM
I did the same thing last summer with ice cream pails, margarine tubs and yogurt tubs.......they were a big hit with my boys. :thumbs up

cpietra16
June 28th, 2007, 11:42 AM
I wonder if dogs get "Brain Freeze":D

Dog Dancer
June 28th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Okay, I like the stake it to the ground idea. I guess you could put a stake into your bucket though... Tie it in until it freezes = where there's a will there's a way. cpietra - brain freeze :laughing: :laughing: , never thought of that!

SableCollie
June 28th, 2007, 12:32 PM
If they did get brain freeze, it certainly didn't stop them from chewing on the ice!!!! They really liked it. Today we have the wading pool out for them, but I didn't get any pics.