If it’s Tuesday that must mean at least one tongue will be out. You guys sure made us laugh yesterday with your captions. For starting out the week, you were pretty darn clever.
I’ve tried. I really have tried to catch Elsa with her tongue out but do you think she will accommodate me? Heck no! She clams up as if she belongs to the Illuminati. Sam is equally uncooperative. So alas, it’s not very likely there will be any ‘Tongue Out Tuesday’ posts featuring our gang. So instead, I’m offering a Tongue In Tuesday post (hey when given lemons, I say make some lemonade).
The stoic little Ranch Ninja doesn’t seem to mind me sharing this new recipe with you even if she won’t share her lovely pink tongue. After a dry winter (I realize some of you had endless Nor’easters and countless snow storms-of which we’re so jealous), your pups may have cracked paws or noses. If so, this. is. for. you. You may recall (past posts can be found here and here), where I shared recipes for tick and flea remedies and other treatment remedies for skin conditions using essential oils. Well here’s another one you can add to your healing arsenal ~ a balm for paws and noses
HOMEMADE PET BALM FOR NOSES AND PAWS
1/2 C Natural Beeswax
1/4 C Coconut Oil
1/4 C Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Shea Butter
10-20 drops Vitamin E Oil (a natural preservative)
- Melt beeswax in a small jar in a pot of hot water (double boiler effect) over medium-high heat, stirring often, until completely melted. This should take about 10 minutes.
- Add the coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter. Heat until all ingredients are melted, stirring often.
- Remove from heat and add the vitamin E drops. Stir well.
- Pour mixture into storage containers or molds.
- Let it sit for an hour until it solidifies.
To use, rub a small amount into your palm until it melts. Apply to affected areas. I love the idea of using the silicone dog paw and bone shaped molds I’ve used before when I made coconut oil dog treats. With the moisturizing properties of these oils, those cracked paws and noses should heal up in no time. And you won’t have to worry about the balm being licked off. All the ingredients are completely safe. Win-win. Even if there is no tongue being displayed for the camera.
Does your pup ever get cracked nose or paws?
Live, love, bark 🐾
It’s not a full tongue out, I’m just practicing to get ready for my week at the hospital so if you don’t hear from us, you’ll know why. Today’s gonna be a hot one but I’m looking forward to seeing my friends at the hospital and hospice. Stay cool and look for us in a few days.
Live, Love, Bark! ❤︎
After yesterday’s post where I shared the sweet potato chew recipe, I was asked by a number of you whether or not the dogs liked them. Can I just say they were quite keen on them? However, had I know that a certain little Ninja would have happily noshed away at the raw version after she broke into the panty and snagged a raw one, I might have avoided a certain injury.
Ok, I’ll admit her tongue is only partially out. I’ve heard of going ‘raw’ but seriously? Come on, Elsa!!
Live, love, bark! ❤︎
Despite the last traces of the brown dullness known as winter, this autumn photo of Sam with his tongue out always provides me the color I need to get through this drab period before spring announces its beautiful self replacing that
dreary landscape of winter season. The glorious color is the cherry on top of a ‘pooch sundae.’ He rarely let’s it all hang out, but when he does, it makes me smile. Happy Tongue Tuesday.
Live, love, bark! <3