Sunday, July 18, 2010
You scream, I scream, even Sibes scream for ice cream!
July is National Ice Cream month, and yummm-eee…today is an especially delicious holiday – National Ice Cream Day – as our anipals at Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue pointed out earlier in the day. What a great holiday, don’t you agree??? While you grab yourself some of that cool and creamy tasty treat, don‘t forget our canine pals love it also! So pop open your freezer or jump in the car (or take a walk if it’s not too hot where you live) and surprise your furry pals with a nice special summertime treat in honor of today! As a matter of fact, we have a whole month to enjoy it!
At the FiveSibes abode, the fave flavor is vanilla, either a soft-serve vanilla cone from our local drive-through or spoonsful from a carton of all natural vanilla ice cream. Did I mention yummm-eee? Pictured above, Harley and Gibson share a cone at our neighborhood MickyD’s after a nice cool car ride. Hmmmm…no wonder they really enjoy car rides, they know what’s at the end!
If you’re wondering where and how in the world this sweet treat was bestowed with its own holiday, we have our late former U.S. President Ronald Regan to thank! It was back in 1984 when he designated July as an American ice cream “holiday!” Thank you President Regan, and we hope you are enjoying a scoop of your favorite flavor in the big ice cream parlor in the sky.
Some additional ideas and good uses for ice cream for our Sibes (as if we need an excuse to have it!) is to buy a pint and form it into a bone shape, add an unlit candle – and voila! A canine birthday cake!
Or, place a scoop in a cupcake wrapper for individual servings. Pictured here are some photos from past birthday parties showing our FiveSibes enjoying some ice cream cake and cupcakes!
And the best part? Even us Hu-parents can have a spoonful or two before dishing it out!
Mmmm, I’m hungry now for some, so let’s all go and have one scoop or two in honor of today. Enjoy!