As I am sure you are no doubt aware, August 14 is officially known across the country as National Creamsicle Day. Naturally, such a momentous event is something that you need to celebrate by breaking out a frosty ice pop or two. Better yet, with summer bringing with it the hottest days of the year, it’s also a fun reminder that you can help your dog stay cool and hydrated by letting them indulge in an icy treat. Here’s how you do it.
1. The four-step rule
This fine pooch is showcasing four — count ’em, four — different ways to tackle an ice treat. Move No. 3, the bottom-up lick, is a particularly advanced technique.
2. Don’t be afraid to go big
“What ice pop?”
3. Stay cool
This Beagle is taking a nonchalant approach to consuming an entire popsicle in one greedy gulp.
4. Lickety split!
Remember, when enjoying a summertime cool-off treat, it’s best to always use an enthusiastic tongue.
5. Start strong
The first bite of a fresh ice pop is always the most satisfying. The dreamy gaze in this pup’s eyes lets you know that he’s found a frosty paradise.
6. Embrace the moment
While young Max here is about to bug out from his icy thrill.
7. Speed is key
Bulldogs might not be renowned for their speed, but when it comes to housing a popsicle, this lady called Lola Beyonce has one of the fleetest tongues around.
8. The big finish
The most important lesson of all: If you don’t lick the entire stick clean, then you’re not doing it right.
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.