Pet memorial items at Colonial Gardens in Blue Springs, MO


Display of merchandise at Colonial Gardens

This nice selection of pet memorial markers for your garden was spotted at Colonial Gardens Nursery in Blue Springs, Missouri (27610 E. Wyatt Road) this weekend. 

Although they’re well-known for their plants, seeds and gardening equipment, Colonial Gardens also has many garden accessories and gift items. Any of these pet-related items would make a wonderful gift to someone who has lost a beloved pet, or to purchase for yourself if you’re experiencing the loss of a pet. 




Frozen Treats for Your Dog You Can Make At Home

waiting for some frozen treats

Looking forward to some yummy frozen treats

There’s no doubt about it, the dog days of summer here in Missouri are on the way. High temperatures mixed with the outrageous dew point add up to heat indexes that can be uncomfortable for both humans and pets alike. What better way to cool off than by enjoying some frozen treats! Even your four legged friends enjoy an icy every now and then, and making these treats at home is easy and fun!

Here are some homemade treats that your pooch will beg for!

5 Aweseome Frozen Treat Recipes for Dogs

  • Peanut Butter Pup-cicles – just remember that some peanut butters may contain xylitol which is poisonous to dogs. Check the ingredients label to be sure your peanut butter is xylitol-free.
  • Chicken Pops – easy to make and fun for your dog to eat
  • PB&J Pops – OK, so not as easy to make, but your pooch will love you forever if you make these
  • Frozen Bananas – good enough for humans too!
  • Tuna Pops – even better when frozen in a cute little fish shape