Saturday, July 19, 2008

Homemade frosty paws.....

We're back from our holiday to Nova Scotia. I've come to the conclusion that I really dont like taking trips in the Summer. After our week in Nova Scotia, we went to Toronto for 2 days to see Dirty Dancing. We also took our niece to the Ontario Science Centre. It was soooooo crowded with so many screaming button pushing children, oy!!

When I returned, I was dismayed to find out that I missed the garden centre clearance sale. I was hoping to score some clearance perennial herbs to fill out my herb garden. Alas, the only herb left was the lowly spearmint, which I got for .25

Anyway, my boys were pretty excited to see us when we picked them up yesterday. Ten days is just way too long for them to be boarded. They're very spoiled( they sleep on cotton sheets ya know) and I don't think they did that well away from us. When we came home around noon, they didn't even want to eat. If you know dachshunds, you'll know they would eat themselves to death if given the opportunity. Robin and I think they were just so exhausted. This particular kennel puts the dogs outside with the other dogs 5 times a day for "play time". We were a bit apprehensive about this as Harley can't stand other dogs and Oliver goes outside to do his business and the scratches at the door to come inside. He is the ultimate couch potato.

After bathing them( they were so dirty), they slept the entire day and night, only rising to go outside. They pretty much slept the entire day today as well.

Tomorrow they'll get a homemade frosty paw. I bought the container of yogurt for 50% off. The best by date is July 21st, but I pretty much ignore those when it comes to yogurt, as I've found it lasts at least 2 more weeks after the expiration date.

To the yogurt I added 1 jar of banana baby food and some agave nectar. I poured it back into the containers and topped it with a dab of peanut butter. I covered it with foil and chucked it into the freezer.

In the spirit of multi-tasking, I used two of the containers of yogurt to make tzatziki sauce to go with some chicken schwarma we'll eat for dinner this week. I prefer to use a greek style yogurt for that, but I just drained the water off this kind and it came out fine.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where in Nova Scotia did you go to..?? if you had written in your blog.. we may have been able to show you around. .if you were here. I'm in Yarmouth.. but oh wait.. i was in surgery .. the last few weeks. Oopsie..! still it would have been nice.. to meet.. :)

9:40 PM, July 19, 2008

Blogger Randi said...


We were in Halifax and Cape Breton. Look for posts regarding the restaurants we visited.

5:12 AM, July 20, 2008

Blogger Cyndi said...

Those look so yummy (for dogs!) - I wish I'd known about them while our Pepper was still around!

9:46 AM, July 25, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh..!! halifax is nice.. :) hope you had fun..!! did you go to pegg's cove..??

9:00 AM, July 26, 2008

Blogger kbjesq said...

Randi, be careful where you plant the spearmint, it can really take over your garden!

Also, my dog is jealous of your dogs. :)

12:09 PM, August 07, 2008


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