Hi everyone! Today we are showing you how to do an easy DIY Christmas ornament paw print keepsake!
This is a wonderful Christmas or Holiday activity to do, and makes a beautiful addition to your Christmas tree, home decor or present!
It's super easy to make and the results are super cute!
- 1 part salt
- 1 part water
- 2 part flour
- Preheat oven at 200 degrees F
- Mix all the ingredients; you can adjust the water if your dough is too dry, or adjust the flour if your dough is too runny
- Roll out your dough to about 1/4" thick
- Cut out desired shapes with a cookie cutter of your choice
- Press your pup's paw onto the cutout
- Bake for about 2 hours or until the ornament is completely dry
If you try this out, please share some photos with us on Instagram @herkythecavalier :)
Thank you for reading, we woof you!
Herky & Milton
PS: Watch us make the ornament below!
DOG FRIENDLY SUSHI RECIPE
Today we're showing you how to make sushi for your dog! This is our futomaki sushi recipe that is dog friendly! The trick is to use some clean ingredients and leave everything unseasoned.
For our other Herky Eats videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlBrS...
- 1 cup of cooked sushi riced (unseasoned); follow the package instructions for cooking
- 1/3 cup of sushi-grade salmon
- a few sticks of julienned carrots
- a few sticks of julienned cucumber
- 1 sheet of nori
- Lay out your nori on a bamboo mat over a piece of cling film
- Cover the nori with the cooked sushi rice
- Fill with a few sticks of julienned carrots and julienned cucumbers
- Add salmon
- Roll and enjoy!
We hope you try out this recipe! There are tons of variations we can make, so be creative :) But remember to use sushi grade fish!
Watch the video below and see us make and eat :D
Furbo Dog Camera
We're especially proud of this one: It's our first big paid advertising contract produced entirely by www.herkyagency.com!
We shot this commercial for Furbo in Montreal and Brooklyn, telling a story of how dog parents can still be in touch with their beloved pets while traveling. Enjoy and let us know what you think? :D
Furbo is the only dog camera with treat dispenser designed just for dogs & dog parents. Furbo lets you see, talk, and toss treats to your dog when you’re not home. Bring peace of mind to dog parents and bring happiness to every dog in the world. https://goo.gl/3rRJVC
Furbo Dog Camera let's you stay connected with your fur babies, even when you are traveling :) It offers peace of mind to dog moms and now has New Smart Dog Alerts such as the Dog Selfie Alert and the Person Alert.
Woof, Herky & Milton
Roadtrip to New York City
Follow us around in a vlog today, while we drive from Montreal to NEW YORK CITY! We take the girls on a roadtrip down to the big city :D
We just love New York and we are in awe with the hustle and bustle each time. Love the vibe!
For those who are wondering, we stayed at La Quinta Elmsford. It's dog friendly and off the actual island, which we personally love. It's calmer for the girls and we're about 40 minutes from downtown. We just drive in when needed :)
Thanks for watching, we woof you!
Herky & Milton
DOG IQ TEST
How smart are Herky & Milton? We are testing our dogs' intelligence today with a dog IQ test featuring Herky vs Milton!
We compiled six challenges from two different tests we found online for this video! Each of the challenges is tested on 3 points, for a total of 18 points. We invite all of you to put your pup to the test and share their score with us :D Here are the challenges:
1- Towel challenge
Place a towel or blanket over your dog's head. Time how long it takes for your dog to get the towel off his or her head.
3 points - if it takes less than 15 seconds
2 points - if it takes between 15 and 30 seconds
2- Treats under cups
Lay out 3 bowls or cups on the ground. Place a treat under the cup while your dog is looking. Divert your dog's attention for a few seconds. When your dog gets back to the cups, do they remember where the treat is?
3 points - straight for the treat
2 points - checks another cup before getting the correct one
1 point - checks both wrong cups before getting the correct one
3- Furniture challenge
Find a piece of furniture in the house where your dog can fit his or her paws under, but not their snout. Place a treat under the furniture. How does your dog retrieve the treat?
3 points - less than 60 seconds with paws only
2 points - less than 60 seconds with nose and paws
1 point - gives up
4- The Wall
Find pieces of cardboard wide enough to create a wall, and tall enough to prevent your dog from looking over it. Place the cardboard in order to get a slit about 3 inches wide. While your dog is looking, throw a treat through the opening. How does your dog retrieve the treat?
3 points - walks around the wall in 30 seconds or less
2 points - walks around in 30-60 seconds
1 point - tries to climb through or bulldozes through
5- Leash Challenge
Pick up your dog's leash at a time of the day which is not a usual walk time. How does your dog react?
3 points - immediately gets the hint / gets excited
2 points - you need to walk to the door for him/her to get the hint
1 point - does not understand
6- Treat under towel
Place a treat under a blanket or towel. How long does it take for your dog to retrieve the treat?
3 points - less than 30 seconds
2 points - 30-60 seconds
1 point - fails
How did your pup score? :D Remember that if your dog scores low, it does not mean he or she is not intelligent. This challenge is for fun only and does not test everything. Besides, no need to be intelligent to give kisses and cuddles ;)
Thank you guys for reading!
We woof you,
Herky & Milton
PS: Watch us do the test below :D
Dear Puppy Milton: A Love Story
Dear Puppy Milton: A Love Story between Milton and Romeo
Herky has come to realize that Milton is growing up and dating is a natural process that she must get accustomed to. In this Dear Puppy Milton episode, she gives Milton away to her mysterious lover boy.
Milton and Romeo: A Love Story
Now available on https://www.herkythecavalier.com/boutique
You can get a "Milton" plush toy or a "Romeo" plush toy, OR get both for a special price. They all come with an exclusive Herky The Cavalier "love" ribbon and are just too cute!
We woof you!
Herky & Milton
PS: watch their love story video below :)
Pupsicle Recipes - Frozen Treats for Dogs
DIY frozen dog treats are a super healthy and easy way to treat your dog and keep them cool this summer!
Today we share two recipes with you that are very easy and packed with nutrients!
FIRST PUPSICLE: Blueberry Watermelon
Makes about 3 pupsicles
- about 3 slices of seedless watermelon
- 2 Tbsp of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1- Just mash up the watermelon in a food processor, blender or by hand (no extra water needed). Add to your popsicle mold, ice cube tray or silicone muffin mold, top with some blueberries.
2- Set in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
SECOND PUPSICLE: Blackberry Banana Froyo
Makes 3 pupsicles
- 1/2 cup of dairy free yogurt (we like coconut)
- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 banana
1- Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend
2- Add to your popsicle mold, ice cube tray or silicone muffin mold
3- Set in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
We hope you enjoy these and give them a try! If you like this video, please thumbs up and let us know in the comments :) If this is really popular, we'll share more recipes!
Herky & Milton
PS: watch our recipe video below! :)
BBQed Turmeric Chicken Recipe
Herky Eats Series continues with a BBQed Turmeric Chicken with a side of BBQed sweet potatoes on a bed of pumpkin purée! Nothing but the best for our babies.
Ingredients (makes 4 portions for small dogs):
- 1 chicken breast (we used organic)
- 1/2 sweet potato
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 Tbsp pure pumpkin purée (not the pumpkin pie filling!)
1- Pat the chicken dry and pat the turmeric on the entire surface of the chicken
2- Peel the sweet potato and cut into wedges, cubes or slices!
3- Open the can of pure pumpkin purée and set 2 Tbsp aside
4- Fire up the BBQ and grill away! We grilled on medium-high for about 15 minutes for the sweet potatoes, and 20 minutes for the chicken
Thank you for watching and thumbs up if you like this series :D We LOVE coming up with recipes that are dog-friendly!
Herky & Milton
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HOW TO BAKE A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR DOGS
Bake a birthday doggie cake for your dog! Any occasion is good really to bake for your dog at home. But on your dog's birthday, even a better occasion to get in that kitchen and whip up a nice treat for them :) Milton turned 2 on Sunday July 15 and we made things extra special by baking her a peanut butter pumpkin carrot cake! She of course shared with Herky :)
This cake is super easy to make and contains ingredients good enough for you to eat! It's gluten-free and dairy-free and can be made vegan if you swap the egg for a flax egg. We also opted for organic ingredients as much as possible.
Recipe for the birthday cake:
Ingredients for the cake:
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tbsp baking powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/3 cup shredded or grated carrot
1/4 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (without any added salt and sugar)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Ingredients for the peanut butter frosting:
1/2 cup of coconut yogurt
3 Tbsp natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp corn starch
1- Preheat oven to 350F
2- Line your cake molds with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil. We used 2 4-inch springform pans but you can use a larger mold or muffin tins for birthday cupcakes!
3- Combine dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet ingredients in another bowl
4- Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until combined
5- Bake for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
6- While the cake bakes, prepare the frosting. Combine yogurt, corn starch and peanut butter and whisk until smooth. I started the process with a fork and finished with a whisk
7- Remove cake from oven and let cool completely
8- Ice cake and garnish with cookies or candles
Hope you give this recipe a try, birthday or not birthday :)
Watch us bake and eat the cake below!
PS: even the humans tried it ;)
CAVALIER CHARMS ARE HERE!
Have you seen?? Our new Cavalier King Charles charms have dropped in our boutique, and we've got you all covered!
Whatever color Cavalier you love or have, we've got you covered! We have all four Cavalier King Charles colors available in the Cavalier face charm, and three finishes to our Cavalier silhouette charm. We're sure you'll find something for any cav-obsessed human!
Use it as a dog tag, a charm or bring your Cavalier along with you everyday by using the charm (or two) as a keychain!
HUNTINGTON DOG BEACH
As you may know, we absolutely love dog beaches! One of our favorite things to do in Los Angeles, is to bring Herky & Milton to the beach. Our favorite one, is Huntington Beach Dog Beach.
The main reason is because it's very clean and so beautiful! On our last trip, we visited Huntington Dog Beach about 6 times.
A few things about Huntington Beach Dog Beach:
Location: off the PCH between 21st Street and Seapoint Street
Total area: 1.5 miles stretch of beautiful sand and ocean
Opening hours: 7 days a week between 5 am and 10 pm
Facilities: poo bags provided, public restrooms
- Keep your dog within sight and under your control at all times
- Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the beach
- Pick up your dog's waste immediately and dispose appropriately
- Do not allow your dog to chase and harass wildlife
- No agressive dogs
- No sick dogs, no female dogs in heat
- No puppies under 4 months (for their safety, because they usually don't have all their shots)
- Dogs must wear collars and tags
- Up-to-date vaccination and licensing required*
- Be courteous to other beach users
*This is something odd, and we never brought Herky & Milton's documents with us, but I don't know if this is enforced. Be prepared :)
Hope this helps you in your search of dog friendly activities! It's a beautiful, clean beach with stunning sunsets. Dogs like humans have a blast here.
POOCH PATCH REVIEW
1- Pupbox - 30$
You all know how much we love Pupbox, and it's the pawfect time to get started on this for your pup! This box is especially good if you have a puppy, as they provide training material and tips and tricks every month. We also have a sweet discount code that can save you 15% off any subscription you sign up for. Use code "MILTON" ;)
2- Bullymake Box - 30$
This box is designed for tough power chewers like love to destroy toys! It's great for dogs as little as chihuahuas all the way to great danes. You can also save 10$ by using code "HERKY" :)
3- Bully Bunches - 25$
4- Balls - 10$
5- Dog Puzzles - 20$
6- Treat dispensing dog toy - 15$
7- Dog Hoodie - 33$
8 - Winter jacket - 45$
More selection here.
9- Rope Leash - 49$
Head over here for the entire selection.
10- Dog boots
Keep your dog's paws dry and warm this winter with some dog boots! The best ones we've found, are the MuttLuks. Herky wears a size XXS, and Milton is size Itty Bitty. Although these boots are a little expensive, we've found that they're the ones that stay on the best.
11- Aromatherapy pillow
12- Personalized dog tag
Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!
Fairmont Grand Del Mar Dog Friendly Resort Review - San Diego
You probably all know that a few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to travel to California! It was our first trip with the girls by plane, and we had the best time ever. The girls were incredibly pleasant to travel with, and were definitely the center of attention in the airport.
We visited San Diego and while looking for dog-friendly hotels, stumbled upon the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. This gorgeous golf spa resort was voted as Trip Advisor's #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States! Needless to say, we absolutely wanted to come stay here.
Thank you so much to Amy and the entire team of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar for being such amazing hosts!
You definitely need a reservation for the Addison, and some suit-and-tie attire. The other restaurants, Amaya and Club House Grill are more casual and don't usually require a reservation.
- dogs under 25lbs
- 250$ per stay as cleaning fee
- dogs are allowed everywhere except food and beverage facilities, spa and pool areas
- dogs must be kept on leash at all times
- clean up after your dog (obviously!)
You can bring your dog to the restaurant and be seated on the patio! Otherwise, there is a beautiful trail around this 400-acre property where you can walk with your dog. Be warned though, it can be quite the long walk and it can get hot here!
If you have any questions about this establishment, leave them below and we'll answer them :)
Thanks for reading, we love you!
Herky & Milton
Fairmont Grand Del Mar - Overview
Here's a little overview video of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. We stayed there a few weeks ago, and needless to say it was amazing. It was voted as TripAdvisor's #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States!
An in-depth review is coming up - stay tuned!
Herky & Milton
Dear Puppy Milton
DOG IQ TEST
Dog Tips 101
Go Fresh Pet