Friday, March 20, 2015

5 Healthy Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring (with your dog!)


It's the first day of spring. Hurray! The days are getting longer and that means more time for us to play outside.

Doggie popsicle!
Here are five fun ideas for celebrating the first day of spring.

  1. Take a walk around the neighborhood. Getting some fresh air is sure to make you both feel great. And with warmer weather and folks spending more time outside, you might meet some new neighbors, too.
  2. Enjoy a new fruit or vegetable. Rocco LOVES frozen green beans. Try little pieces of apple or banana too. Rocco loves them all and I love adding bananas to a kale, arugula and spinach mixture in my NutriBullet! 
  3. Make doggie popsicles. Make up your own version or try ours! We add water to Rocco's kibble until it becomes soft and then stuff it into a Kong. Add frozen green bean pieces on top for garnish! 
  4. Take a hike. It's a great time of year to explore new places and take time to stop and smell the flowers.
  5. Learn a new trick. We're still working on perfecting the bow (great stretch), and the doggie crawl (great for core strength). 
What are your plans for the first day of spring?
Let us know your ideas for more activities in the comments below!


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38 comments:

  1. We don't have any big spring plans...more of the same stuff I guess. Enjoy that Kong, it sure looks tasty!

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    1. Rocco loves his stuffed Kongs! Have a fun weekend!

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  2. We went for an extra long walk in the park. Have a fabulous Friday
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Nice! Hope you're getting some sunshine!

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  3. Great tips! Mom is already planning some new outings for us (before it gets too hot)! Love Dolly

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    1. Yay! This is a great time of year for outings!

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  4. I pinned your Kong recipe, sounds delicious! Our pups love fresh fruits & veggies, too :-) We have been able to really enjoy the outdoors over this past week, as spring finally sprung here in NC!

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    1. Oh Thank you! You're probably getting our weather right after us. We've had some really pretty days, in between the rain!

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  5. What fun activities! They'll have to wait until tomorrow when it'll be 60. Today it snowed!

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    1. oh geez, crazy weather! Hope your weekend is nice!

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  6. Whoa, wow, whoopieee!!! What a PAWSOME KONG!!!!! Nomsicles!

    Woofs from Earl, Ethel and I at Earl's World!

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  7. Mr. N will probably get a nice walk and I'm roasting a steak for him later for class!

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  8. We're still waiting for spring here! But that's a great list, and we'll look forward to all of those things, hopefully soon!

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    1. PS....Luke LOVES frozen broccoli as well as green beans!

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    2. ohhh, frozen broccoli! We may need to try that!

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  9. Those are great tips. We will be hitting our filed training hard now. Hopefully the weather cooperates.

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    1. We agree, we're looking forward to more outdoor training too!

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  10. A hike in the hills is always a good spring adventure - we still have lots of wildflowers out - the only downside is the coyotes are out and about more now.

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    1. ohh, those coyotes scare me. But a hike still sounds great!

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  11. Just love your spring photo, I'm so glad spring is here and I can finally get outside and spend more time out there.

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  12. Thanks for the wonderful spring ideas for our pets! I liked the popsicle idea a lot!

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