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! 


  1. I've been ripped off!

    I got to celebrate last year at Rita's with some soft khustard but this year some mom hasn't taken me there fur a month or so -

    Maybe THIS will be a subtle reminder!


  2. Great idea!!! Our Dad has his birthday this week and he told Mom all he wants is a big hot fudge sundae. Now we can't have fudge, but we sure hope we see some of that yummy vanilla in our bowls to help in the celebration.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. What an awesome idea for a birthday cake!! We love it. And Mom and Dad think it's cool too. Let's see, Silver's birthday is coming up in a couple days. I'll pass the word around! Thanks for the idea.

  4. You look fabby in your pawtee hats! Nice licking too! I can't believe I missed natl ice cream day .With your approval, I would be happy to celebrate it a day late...

  5. Oooh yummy!!! I love Ice cream!!! definitely one of the best treats to get! :D
    Kodi x

  6. I also have 5 sibes ! :-) and they love Ice Cream too - I think I will try this for them today !

  7. My dogs love ice cream--they usually get vanilla, and they prefer it in little sundae cups or soft serve from a shop. They do not like it when I give them scoops out of a container. They like their own personal ice cream bowl.LOL

  8. Darn that souds good. We better remind our Dad that we like Ice Cream too and he better pick up some vanilla for us.

    Remy and Flash

  9. Hello there!
    Pawsome blog!
    Wow! Khake and ice kream!! Yummy!


  10. Sometimes I get my dog a kiddie cone of vanilla soft serve when we go out for ice cream. She eats it so fast she gets brain freeze. Summer fun!

  11. Thank you all for visiting us and leaving your nice comments and sharing how your dogs love ice cream. Pets, ice cream, and summer sure do go hand-in-hand! Enjoy!

  12. Love your blog! I have two sibes and really want another one now. Oh boy...

    Your pictures are awesome! Have you thought about a photo gallery?