Our dog, Shazam, is quirky. For instance, he'll stand with his head thrust into a bush for 10 minutes, unmoving, gently flaring his nostrils as if in floral reverie—behavior I've never seen in any other dog. Lee Anne refers to this as Shazam's "Nature Boy" pose. I'm sure dog psychologists the world over understand why a dog would do this, but to me, it just seems like our dog has a goofy, Ferdinand the Bull-like love of hedges.
It may be the dog days, but there are plenty of ways to keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe in the summer heat. From a spa day to bacon-flavored ice cream to water sports, give your dogs (and cats) some fun and pampering in the pet-friendly Hudson Valley.