During the hot weather lots of folks will give their dog an ice cube to munch on. The dogs seem to enjoy crunching them and probably enjoy the cold on their mouths since dogs otherwise cannot sweat like we humans and worse, are trapped inside a permanent fur suit.
Poor Gromit, big hairy fellow that he is, is suffering through his first Arizona summer. It's now to the part of the summer where being outside, even at night, isn't much fun for man or beast. So Gromit's time is spent playing indoors with his wiener dog sister, Holly, and searching out the coolest spot in the house for his next nap.
I suggested to Debbie that she give the dogs an ice cube, that they'd likely enjoy them the way many dogs do. Being the creative sort Debbie decided to go to the next step and put a treat into each ice cube. So when she filled the tray with water she put a green pea or a bit of green bean in each little cube well.
When Gromit and Holly got these "ice cubes 2.0" for the first time they didn't notice at first that there was something different but when they broke the cubes down...Shazaam!! Crunchy on the outside and a tasty surprise on the inside! Ice cubes have become as popular as dog biscuits at our house and the ice cubes with the green centers are certainly better for them and less fattening than dog biscuits.
The problem now is that Gromit knows there is a goodie inside and will crack the cube, slurp up the surprise inside and leave the rest of the ice cube to melt on the floor. Sometimes Corgis are too smart for their own good.