Hello internet friends! Happy Thursday! I think someone told Basil it’s almost the freakin’ weekend because he has been seriously crazy today. It started with breakfast and I’m sure it will continue until bedtime. Silly boy!
Also, fun news today our favorite pet food brand Freshpet just launched a new contest. Does your pet love Freshpet food or treats? Do they dance, sing, or act crazy to get their paws on it? Post a video on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #FreshpetMadeMe for a chance to win a role in an upcoming Freshpet viral video. The grand prize winner also gets flight and hotels accommodations at the shoot location as well as a custom Freshpet fridge filled to the brim with all the Freshpet goodness!
Check out their website for more information and make sure to watch the video below. Can you spot a well know Boston terrier and his adorable kitten brother?
Last night was our first night in Austin, Texas and we started off with a bang or with a Banger!
Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden located on the famed Rainey Street of Austin, Texas is a hipster Mecca. 104 beers on tap, most being local, and sausage for every taste.
Walking by it may just look like an extremely busy residential neighborhood but go into almost any of these “houses” and you’ll find good food, good drink all in a dog friendly atmosphere.
Banger’s was recommended to us by the Travel Channel show Booze Travel. The host Jack Maxwell explored the Austin food scene and sold us on Banger’s.
I enjoyed a classic Bratwurst while Basil had his very own “woof-wurst.”
All the sausages were a hit. Can you tell?!
After we enjoyed dinner we headed deeper into the beer garden. Outside you’ll find a large fully fenced off-leash dog run, more tables, and 2 fire pits.
People where friendly, the service was fast, and food was great. We highly recommend giving Banger’s a try if your in the Austin area.
Its been a super hot summer so far. Even in Seattle we have been seeing temps of 90 to 100 at least once a week. For this Make it Monday! I thought I would make something that would help cool down the pups on these hot days. I call it, thanks to my sister-in-law, fruit chicken soup!
What you need
A Tupperware container or bucket (I used a 7 quart Tupperware with a lid)
Dog friendly fruits & vegetables (I used blueberries, strawberries, and carrots.)
First I filled the Tupperware half with tap water and half with chicken broth. Then I added chopped strawberries, and carrots as well as a cup and a half of fresh blueberries.
The next step was to freeze over night. It may take longer or shorter depending on the size of container you choose.
This morning when we wake up the sun was shining and the mercury was already rising. I pulled the fruit chicken soup from the freezer and with a little help from the hot water tap I was able to pop out the ice block. I took it outside and Basil, and our housemates dogs, Luna, and Hank went to town.
This was a serious success! I am very happy with the result and the dogs really enjoyed it.
I highly recommend doing this for your dog this summer. Feel free to add dog food, dog treats, and toys or whatever your dog prefers.
Yeah, me neither! Although this is something I’ve thought about, mostly because some (and the key word here is SOME) of Basil’s food and treats smell delicious! Well, our internet friend Jenna Marbles bit the dog treat “bullet” for us and taste tested a bunch of human grade dog treats! Check out the video below and be warned, its seriously funny!
Also, If you have a sensitive stomach or are easily offended by adult language maybe this video is not for you!
Thanks Jenna for doing this. Now I don’t have to!
Make sure to head over to Youtube.com/jennamarbles and subscribe to Jenna’s channel to see more craziness from her, Marbles, Kermit, and Peach!
What are some of your favorite dog or cat centric Youtube channels? Let me know!
Hope your have a great Thursday! Until next time! Xoxo