Hikes, Hunger & Halloween

Happy Fall!  It’s time to visit some phantom pumpkins patches, enjoy some frightening fall treats and bring out your startlingly comfy sweaters.  So grab fido and some face paint to go experience all that this fall has to offer like a dog wagging with two tails!

Take a Haunted Hike!

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Dogvills says to carve out some time this fall to go hiking because trails aren’t too crowded and the sights and sounds in nature are enchanting – a great way to get out and explore!  They do caution though that trails can be muddy, but that’s nothing Saltsox and Lavasox can’t fix!  Be sure to be extra prepared with some wipes and a towel too just in case – it can get grizzly out there!  

 

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Even if you don’t have a place in your area to take a hike, you surely can still get outside.  While summer is over, the beach is still the place to be!  It’s nice and cool and there’s less people so it’ll be nice and quiet for you and your pooch.  No beach nearby?  Go fetch!  Dogs are natural hunters and retrievers so hit your local park or run around your yard with a tennis ball or their favorite doggy toy.  (Hopefully a black cat doesn’t cross your path!)  Buzzfeed’s fall ball pick is nothing other than a football.  Get in the game and then afterwards watch a game together (or scary movie) and chill out.  Or simply rake up some leaves into a huge pile and jump in!

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A great way to get outside for an extended period is to go camping.  Pitch a tent with your pup and enjoy the fresh air.  If your pup is sea-worthy, take him out on a kayak or canoe.

But let’s not forget the most important fall staples…festivals, parades, and picking pumpkins and apples.  You and your tail-wagger are sure to find some fun activities to take advantage of together!  After all, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (Albert Camus)

I’m Horribly Hungry!

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After all that running around, your furry friend’s tummy is probably growling…at least Ihope it’s his tummy!  As if our dogs don’t get enough treats as it is, it’s always fun to come up with something new and exciting for them to enjoy.  Tis the season for ghosts and goblins, so how about some Howl-A-Ween Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats?  Barking Botanicals has the recipe:

Ingredients:

½ cup pumpkin puree

½ cup bone broth

¼ cup kefir or plain yogurt

1 teaspoon organic raw honey

Supplies:

Halloween themed silicon mold

Directions:

1. Combine your pumpkin puree and bone broth, stirring until well mixed.

2. Pour the pumpkin mixture into your mold, filling each by 2/3.

3. Place in the freezer for half an hour, or until set.

4. Mix the honey and kefir or yogurt.

5. Top up each mold with yogurt mixture.

6. Place back in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until set.

7. Give to your pups to enjoy.

Dress-Up Time!

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The best way to tie the season all together is to have the perfect Halloween costume!  Whether your howling hound will be a ghost, a superhero or a princess, the perfect compliment to your little pumpkin’s costume is to have a boot that brings it all together all while protecting their feet while you take them along trick-or-treating!

Depending on your climate, we have your pup’s well-being covered. Lavasox offer unique protection from hot pavement and sidewalks, filth and debris, while Saltsox are the perfect boots for dealing with old man winter and all that he can throw your way.  No matter which boot fits the bill, there’s many creepy colors to complete their costume:

Lavasox color offerings are:

  • “Scary” Citrine – a neon yellow/green for a Radioactive Pup
  • “Monster” Marina Blue – a royal blue for the Amazing Aqua dog
  • “Prickly” Pink Sorbet – a pretty-in-pink boot for a princess

Saltsox color offerings are:

  • Ice Fire “Engine” Red – for your Spiderman sidekick
  • “Alien” Arctic Blue – to match a policeman outfit
  • “Bloody” Blizzard Black – for a wicked witch and her broomstick
  • “Ghoulish” Glacier Bay – seafoam green for a spooky scuba-diver

Now you and your “dog in disguise” are ready to conquer fall in style!  Enjoy the cool weather, the crisp leaves and all the sweet trick-or-treat candy you can handle!

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