Saturday, December 14, 2013

Farewell to 'Summer' Bone Picnic

December 4th was our last hurrah of summer-like weather before the prolonged cold front was due to hit (here and across the US). To celebrate the last afternoon for t-shirts, shorts and bare feet, I brought the dogs their early Christmas present - 4 smoked mammoth beef bones purchased at the feed store - and we had a picnic on the front porch and yard.
Thelma Jean

BB

Louise

Baron (he had to chew on his inside the dog pen as he kept trying to steal everyone else's bones)
 And what did I have as a treat in the 78 degree afternoon? Well...
The following day brought us our 50 degree drop in temperatures, rain and ice, and was all about staying warm near the fire. The beef bones had been brought inside for continued dog gnawing opportunities. I'm glad I took care of the ice cream when I had the chance! :)

Linking to Saturday's Critters

140 comments:

Rural Revival said...

Those are some big bones! Baron reminds me of Pearl. She likes to eat every meal as fast as she can so she can then steal Ember's. Well, she tries. : )

eileeninmd said...

Your puppy dogs are enjoying their massive bones.. The ice cream looks yummy. We are expecting another snowstorm today, YUCK! Happy weekend!

georgettesullins said...

The perfect gifts! Happy Holidays.

Bill said...

Those are happy dogs! I love Louise's gray face. She reminds me of our Ginny.

MarmePurl said...

Burr. But I would have a few spoonfulls of the icecream anyway.

Dianna said...

Wow! 50 degree drop in temps: that's amazing. Glad you enjoyed a picnic outside before the weather change!

Indrani said...

That is one huge bone!
I am rushing to get an ice cream tub all for myself. :D

Revrunner said...

Baron's a mess. :-)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Looks like some happy dogs. Stay warm. xo Laura

Anvilcloud said...

Dems iz big bones. But this is Texas. Right?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Haha every day is a good day for ice cream. And those are some ginormous bones!

Molly The Wally said...

Lucky pups and wow they are some big bones. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Pix Under the Oaks said...

That ice cream looks delicious! Big bones for big dogs!
Lucky puppers.. :)
Enjoy your Saturday Tex!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, mammoth bones for sure, love to see the dogs getting a treat to, yum, that ice cream looks mighty fine, Keep Warm Francine.

parker said...

Smoked bones and ice cream? Almost like the 4th of July!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Amazing that they can lug those big bones around-they do look happy though:@)

Sandra said...

well those must have been really really big cows. talk about monster bones.. Jake tries to take Baby's bone or anything she picks up.. he is not a sharing canine

Sandra said...

i have not had cherries and cream in many years and i hope this does not set up a craving.

DIMI said...

Happy dogs Tex!!Enjoying there bones and ice cream too!!!Lucky them!!!
Have a lovely weekend!!
Dimi...

DJan said...

HUGE bones and a rather large bucket of ice cream, Tex. Sounds like heaven for all kinds of critters. :-)

Our photos said...

The ice cream looks Yummy.

Abraham Lincoln said...

We dropped to 9º and this morning back to 32º and it is still snowing. We never had a dog large enough to give big bones to but appreciate those who do and take the time to get them a big bone now and then.

Lynne said...

Best Christmas treat ever, more enjoyable then red and green bows or jingle bells around their necks! Are they still enjoying or has the chewing ceased!?

Your cherry ice cream treat looks mighty fine too . . .

Mersad said...

Your dogs are so cute, and the ice cream looks fantastic. :) Love that flavor.

Judy said...

Wow, those are huge bones. Can't say I've ever tried cherries 'n cream ice cream looks yummy!

Fjällripan said...

Really big bones :))

Midmarsh John said...

Wow, Shorts and T shirts in December.
Those bones should last until the hot weather comes back.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Well, I hope Baron's greed had subsided by the time everyone brought their Christmas treats inside. As for the ice cream...at our house that's a good treat no matter the weather. :)

Montanagirl said...

Bet those dogs were lovin' those big bones! You're so good to them. The ice cream looks good too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Lucky dogs! I'm curious to know if they actually devour the entire bone or just chew on it a while. I once tried to give one of these to my GSD and when he left it later, I went to get it and he wanted to rip my arm off! Any time I gave him a real bone, he took it off somewhere and buried it. He preferred really aged beef. One more question: Do you have to worry about splinters in their stomachs from those bones, or do you consider them safe? I need to know because one day I'm getting another GSD and I'd love to give him something like this!

Lynn said...

wow these are larger than our dog!!

Pallavi said...

Aww. . the dogs look so cute with their gigantic bones especially Baron :)Yummy ice-cream! Enjoy!

Pom Pom said...

Aw! The pooches look extremely happy. When I go down the pet aisle at the grocery, I ALWAYS wish for a dog or cat to buy for.
Your cherry ice cream treat looks delish, too!

Birdman said...

Both dogs and 'mom... Enjoy!
Merry summer!

RoeH said...

Somehow I think even Hank would like that bone. He eats everything. Nice post.

joeh said...

Those bones should last until Christmas.

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

für JEDEN das was er mag..
Hier ist es nur nebelig OHNE Frost.
NOCH
LG vom katerchen

stiefbeen said...

dit zijn wel hele grote botten.

Julia said...

Woa, those are BIG bones. At least the dogs can still chew to their hears content inside. It's very cold here this morning. -21 C. or -5.8 F. We are expecting a big snow storm and my daughter is supposed to fly home to our house tommorow.
Stay warm and cosy inside,
Hugs,
JB

Irma said...

What a big bone for the dogs, they find it fixed very tasty.
The ice cream looks delicious.

Brian King said...

They all look like they're guarding them closely! LOL! We used to get bones similar to these for our dogs and they'd try to steal each others.

Laura. M said...

Jajaaa ... An icy always feel, even winter :)))
Good weekend Teresa.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun way for them to enjoy the last good day of summer!! Happy Pups! And thanks for the smiles as always! Have a great weekend -- stay warm!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful end of "summer" celebration ...lovely treat in the sun. (And the dogs look happy too ;>) (still in T-shirts and sandals here in Florida)

Magnolia Tea said...

Nothing makes a hound happier, methinks. Way to go. :) Mmmm..that ice cream sure looks good.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What great treats for you and the dogs for the last hurrah of summer. I haven't heard of that brand of ice cream but it looks yummy.
I hope this deep freeze across the country ends soon. Stay warm!

Leovi said...

Yes, it looks like the bones as much as my ice cream!

Karen S. said...

Oh I remember our last days of summer like weather this year and it was so long ago ! Your pups are enjoying life !

Karen said...

Oh wow, what a great treat for the dogs! Yours looks yummy too!

Lois Evensen said...

"Yums!" all around! :))

Patty Woodland said...

Baron must be part goat; even if they each have something what the other has MUST be better

Farm Girl said...

Those are huge bones. Do you have dinosaurs around there? :) They look like very happy dogs. Your ice cream looks yummy too.
We have a bit of a warm up coming. If the fog doesn't show up.
Have a nice weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

A treat well deserved and great photos of your dogs and their tasty treats.

Beth said...

WOW!! Those bones are huge!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I may be biased because of my sweet tooth, but I think you got the better end of the deal!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Yummy, yum, yum!!! My Human is sayin' "yummy, yummy" too, but I don't think it is about the same thing I am, 'cause I never saw her chew a bone.

Y'all come by now!
Hawk aka BrownDog

Ron said...

Hooray for ice cream!!

Gail said...

I was wondering if the storm reached you.

Stay warm and enjoy. It will be t-shirt weather again soon.

Kathy said...

They're in bone heaven! Be sure to let us know how long these last.

Bob Bushell said...

The dogs were set in with a big bone. And you, saved the ice cream for later.

Icy BC said...

Your dogs' photos are fantastic until the last one..I want your weather, and you should have my snow storm today with 15 degree weather :-)

don said...

Yummy for the dogs and yummy for the people! Cherry Ice Cream sound very interesting...even on a colder day by the fire! :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Those bones are huge! The dogs look so contented and so absorbed in gnawing away at them. :-) And that ice cream looks delish!

Ms. A said...

Good heavens, those ARE mammoth bones!

Getting that ice cream eaten before the cold hit was probably a good idea. Sure didn't need anything to add more cold!

Red said...

Well, the dogs couldn't get a better present. But you know I'm going to take the opportunity to laugh at you with your temperature. We've had lows of minus 20 to 20 F all week. However, I know it's all relative and yes to drop 50 degrees is shocker. Yes, I followed your severe weather and understand it's challenge for you in that area.

Gail Dixon said...

A wonderful treat for your sweet dogs. My little chihuahua would become a beast if I let him have something like this, even one appropriate for his size. Merry Christmas to your pack!

Mary said...

Yummy! I mean the ice cream. Lol. But your dogs look as if they're in Heaven!

Nancy J said...

treats all round, huge bones!! I wonder what goes through their minds as they chew on a bone far bigger than any in their own body?? And ice cream, a favourite at any time for me too. Greetings from Jean.

Barb said...

The Girls and Baron look VERY content! Hopefully, those dinosaur bones last into the New Year! I haven't been on-line much but hope you're relaxed and ready for the holidays. Keep warm. We're frigid in Breckenridge, too.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful picnic, dogs enjoyed enormous bones, and you should too great ice cream :-)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Dog: "What did we do to deserve this?

TexWisGirl: "I deserve this!"

End of story.

Ela said...

It was a great event....
Have a nice weekend

Janey and Co. said...

What a great idea, looks like a fun time was had by all!

Pam :) said...

Those are the biggest bones I've ever seen. I wonder what their from?
Now I want cherry ice cream :)

Jeanne said...

Something tasty for everyone.

Annette Mickelson said...

What a perfect picnic! Sedona would LOVE one of those bones. I buy the dogs big ones at the feed store but I've never seen them that huge. Dog nirvana!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Those bones are GINORMOUS Theresa...how fun for the crew ;) The ice cream...have never had that flavor, looks really good, but really cold. We have already had 17 ' temperature...SIGH!

RedPat said...

Those are contented dogs, Tex! ;-))

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm drooling...that ice cream looks soooooooooo good!!

I bet your doggies LOVED the fact that the picnic became an indoor BBQ by the fire.

Boy, was it cold...huh? ALL over Texas. Today is the first day in nearly two weeks the sun is shining.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The bone treats are almost as big as my dog. Each one seems to be enjoying it very much.
You've had strange weather so far this year with cold snaps and ice.

Brk Trt said...

Those bones will keep the dogs busy for a spell. The ice cream looks good. My weakness.

Margie said...

Mammoth being the operative word here! Hard to believe it was that warm on December 4th! Glad you enjoyed that day to the fullest T!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Those dogs are in Dog Heaven!

"Louis" wishes he had some o' that ice cream! He is VERY picky about ice cream. He only likes TWO kinds:
1) Home made
2) Store bought

Terri Buster said...

Oh geesh- that ice cream looks delicious! This is the worst time of the year for me to be on this diet. I do snag a small cone at Mackie D's every now and then, but I truly do miss my turtle pecan...Oh swoon! Those are some big bones!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Your pups are really great! Have a super Sunday tomorrow and stay warm and safe.

Ellie said...

Those are HUGE bones but I think I'd rather have the ice-cream which looks lovely :))

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They so love their mommy! Bones, bring them on!

Paula said...

I was going to say your dogs have such good manners until I see where Baron had to eat his. Glad you were able to join in the picnic, but no chocolate?

Debbie said...

hehe, there's always one in the group!!

Hilary said...

Oooh I love cherry ice cream. And I'll bet your babies were enjoying those enormous treats. I would love a summerish day here in this deep freeze!

Stephen Hayes said...

Mammoth bones you say? Those look more like mastodon bones. Either way your dogs look happy.

Melissa said...

Looks like a fun stele ration. And you're not kidding, mammoth bones! It would take my dog all of our Pacific Northwest winter to work through a bone like that!

Maggid said...

YOU are a GREAT puppy-mom!!!
Every pupster i ever met loves a picnic. You sure know how to throw the best ever party.

Yummers on the ice cream. That's a brand i don't recognize . . . look magic.

Stay warm, please . . . ice here, too.

Jan n Jer said...

Sounds like a great little party. Old man winter came to visit you guys way early....whats up with that!!! It has been crazy weather all over the country!!! Sitting here watching the 3rd snow fall in 6 days...not liking it much either...Fl is looking better with each day!!!

Beth Edwards said...

oh my ... those bones are almost to big for them ... or least bigger them. i don't think i have ever seen one so huge. glad to see they enjoy them so. stay warm. ( :

we have been having ice & rain all day. a stay in the house kind of weekend. guess things that need to be done around will have to wait until another day.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Cherries and cream sounds pretty good, despite the fact that it is snowing it's a$$ off here. Those are some serious bones, I bet one weights more than Bella!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a happy pack with their huge mammoth beef bones!
Hugs,
Mariette

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Looks like a fantastic picnic! We haven't worn t-shirts or bare feet for several weeks - but ice cream is good in any weather! :-)

Raggedy Creations said...

wow huge bones. how long does it take them to get rid of them.

Rose said...

Oh, those bones make me think of our last two dogs...one of them like to steal the other's. The ice cream looks soooo good.

And a 50 degree drop in temp in one day's time is sure a drastic change.

Country Gal said...

Oh puppies and Mama had a good treat . We have had a snow storm going since early this morning and it will be going through the night to ! Looks pretty though even though we are buried in it lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

bailey-road.com said...

Those bones are huge! What great fun for the dogs. And. yes, now I want ice cream.

KB Bear said...

Those really are "mammoth" bones! What an awesome way to celebrate the last warm day for a while!

Kate said...

A 50 degree drop is mammoth. . .and unpleasant!

Carole M. said...

I guess there was no hiding the bones from the dogs unless you snuck them into the fridge for safe keeping. Such a treat; gave you some time out?

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like everyone was enjoying their early Christmas presents. Those bones are huge. Now you've made me want some ice cream.

We got to to single digits for a few days but now it's warmed to the forties.

Lynda said...

What wonderful fun for everyone and a great diversion from the weather for the dogs!

Linda said...

B-R-R-R! It's cold here too, and I'm tired of winter already.

Kerry said...

Those are mighty big bones! And the dogs don't fight over them when they all have something that awesome. Bet they smell good in the house, too:)

Stay off the icy roads.

Stephanie said...

The ice cream looks scrumptious and great shots of your dogs.

Oman said...

that is one big bone :)

Paul said...

Ice cream and bones, what a perfect end of summer treat!

Rita said...

Those are the biggest dog bones I have ever seen! Wow! Weather warm enough for ice cream is long past up here--LOL! ;)

Randy said...

That ice cream looks like heaven.

rainfield61 said...

What a happy family.

Everyone has fun.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Really huge bones! :)

Dicky Bird said...

We have a "treat thief" too.

McGuffy Ann said...

Stella had a bone like that this fall, while I cleaned up leaves. Yes, a last hurrah. I have had the snow thrower out three times.

barbara l. hale said...

Lucky dogs! All of you... You are making me wonder how the heck to pack for our Texas trip in January. I guess if I need anything, there are stores around.

Terry and Linda said...

BONES!!! WE LOVE BONES!!! Fuzzy and I have asked for bones for Christmas!!! YAY! For BONES!!!

Fuzzy and Boomer

Linda
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Wally Jones said...

Well, the bones were looking pretty good until I got to the ice cream.....Yummm!

Hope your cold weather doesn't last long.

Linda R said...

Looks like everyone is happy here..

Hugs~

michaelswoodcraft said...

wow, looks like they are Happy - Happy!! I bet it will take them a week to gnaw on those.

Your cherries and cream looks good too! Must be form a local dairy? I don't know the brand name.

:-)

amanda | wildly simple said...

Lucky dogs!
Nice for everyone to have a treat now & then. :)

pattisjarrett said...

Your ice cream looks yummy! I love those bones (probably not as much as the dogs do). I haven't seen shorts in quite awhile, I wish we were still wearing them into December. Those major temp drops are quite a shock, said Patti, as she snuggled deeply into the fleece around her shoulders.

edenhills said...

Yummy treats all around! Hope you're staying warm.

Susan said...

Boy, I need to find a bone like those for Tiah. She needs something to chew on!

Pat Tillett said...

Everybody got a treat. Even you!
Except for the short days, you'd never know it was winter around here. Beach weather!

Donna said...

How fun!

Wandering Wren said...

Humungous bones - are you hoping they will last for Christmas 2014 as well?! I'm feeling very mean with the ones I buy now....
Wren x

Furry Bottoms said...

The kids certainly look very happy and content!! I ordered a bone that looks like that... for Buddy for Christmas. Now I am wondering if it isn't just too big for my little boy. Not that it would stop him from conquering it though...

bon bon said...

cherry ice cream! yum...
cold temps won't stop me from eating it.

merry christmas, pups!!!

Helma said...

Well .... which are delicious to feast their early Christmas presents :-)

Mandy Southgate said...

Woah! A 50 degree drop in weather in one day? That is extreme! My dogs love bones but the make my Labrador ill so they only get vet-approved raw hide and dental sticks!

Betty Manousos said...

drooling over the icecream! yummy!

what a wonderful treat for your pups, too!

Catherine said...

The pups look like they are enjoying their snack!
xo Catherine

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Those bones ought to last them the winter! lol!

I LOVE cherry ice cream! Mmmmm!

~Lindy

catskillblogger said...

Those pups look quite content with their bones.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Good Lord! Did you kill a dinosaur to get them big ol bones?

Margaret said...

… fantastic idea!

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