Hot Dogs

What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun!
What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! Hot, hot dogs.  Here's my trial and error recipe when you have hot dogs and you need cool dogs. There is no bun, mustard, onions or ketchup here, just a few ideas. If you have read my About page you probably know that my life is somewhat ruled by our father and son Weimaraners, Dexter and Grayson. Yes, one is named after a serial killer and one is named after a greedy, manipulative family. I think it's self explanatory! If you don't know the dogs well they can be quite formidable when you first meet them. At nearly 40 kg each they love to be active and we enjoy great walks in the woods and fields with them. Originally, these dogs were bred to hunt deer in the Weimar region of Germany and it's not unheard of for Gray to be hurtling towards us after a deer or hare. Luckily,  he hasn't tried chasing the wild boar yet! At this time of year they are very protective of their young. Instead Gray is busy flushing out the pheasants and quails. Dex knows he is not quite fast enough but if it's a cat he will give it a go!  What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! So what happens when we hit the 'canicule' or heatwave as we know it? What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! All of a sudden  my little boys are very quiet. First off I tried soaking towels in cold water and draping them over the dogs  in front of the fan. This was fine for a while but I had to follow them around adjusting it. I have since found out that it is advised not to wrap dogs up in wet towels as it tends to trap the heat in. It was time for a rethink. What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! Apparently, ice cubes are  not advised either, although you can put them in the water. Next my husband found a toddler paddling pool. Surely they would love to splash around in here? What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! As typically suspicious Weims, they certainly were not going to put their feet in. They just about managed to nudge the ball. What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! I started throwing in cucumber and pieces of bread. Food and dogs always go well together. What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! Ok, so they ended up just drinking the water. Maybe a pink paddling pool is a bit optimistic for two, very male dogs! Then on Facebook I saw an advert for some cheap cooling mats. I looked on Zooplus and found some mats. Here's Dex. What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! And here's Gray. What's your recipe to turn 'hot dogs' into 'cold dogs'? Here's a few ideas without onions. ketchup or a bun! So, on the face of it my recipe for 'cool dogs' is coming along. I forgot to say that the mats have to be right in the kitchen, under my feet, for them to relax. It's not relaxing for me, trying to cook. So much for my big brave boys. Water is just too scary for my hot dogs! How do you keep your pets cool?

4 thoughts on “Hot Dogs

  1. I’ve always given my puppies ice cubes as treats so that when older, I could use the cubes to cool them off in summer. I’d never heard that it shouldn’t be done. Well, luckily, my dog loves the water. On the real scorchers, we can go to doggy beach or I’ll let him literally play in the sprinkler. He is so bad that if we come upon a lawn being watered during our walks, I have all I can do to restrain him from grabbing the sprinkler and playing with it. He’s lucky, too, that I, also, like the water because in each of the water-based scenarios above, I end up soaked to the skin. 🙂

    1. My boys are good as gold when they are hosed down after walks but hate the water. I don’t get it. I would love it if they swam. Dex will paddle at the beach but that’s it! What dog do you have John?

  2. Hi Dexter and Gray, Partner and mum Ruby here! Just loving Amanda’s blog. We are enjoying trying out her recipes. The Tiramisu was a great success, we are going to try the ribs next! I am keeping cool in our very short heatwave by padding on the sea and ice cubes in my water……..loved the pink paddling pool!!!!

    1. Hello Ruby. Missing you lots, although I do have a fair few French doggy ladies here! Can’t believe they expected me to get in a pink paddling pool! I do miss the sea and mum and dad do too. Mum is always playing at her blog and she is really glad you like it! xxx

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