I see a couple threads on refreshing foods for us as these "dog days" of summer approach/are here already, and thought I would share this refreshing treat for dogs. Although I suppose we could eat it, too, if we had a mind to....
Someone told me that this is what he gives his retired sled dogs, who stay in his barn, to keep them cool. He calls it "weenie water".
You take a hot dog and put it in a small cup of water, then freeze it. Half of the hot dog is exposed. To give the dogs you squeeze the wiener and chunk of ice out of the cup.
I don't know that you would want your dog munching on this in the middle of the living room, but I thought it sounded kind of neat, and cheap, too.
No reason the poochies can't enjoy a refreshing appetizer throughout the day, too
Forgot to add; of course you could freeze anything in the cup to get your dog's interest up, bananas, carrots, whatever they like.