This wouldn’t be a Tahoe gift guide series without a few dogs in it. So without further ado, we wrap up our gift-giving advice with these recommendations from Tahoe’s own Fern and Gilly. If you need a present for a dog, shop with us!
We know what this gift means: a VERY long hike!! We’re happy to carry our own gear if it means a long journey into the wild. $51.95
We know what this gift means: staying up LATE!! We’re all about safety here, especially with Tahoe lack of street lights. $6.95
We know what this gift means: FOOD!! We like our bowls deep, and this one delivers. Give us it to us with some of your scraps and we’ll be good until next Christmas! $15.95
Our dogs also love some good high-energy dog treats to keep them energized during long days on the trail. Check out these recipes; we’ve reprinted our favorite below, which the dog treat chef says will help maintain a stable blood glucose level in your pup thanks to the cornmeal:
Parmesan Crisps for Dogs
Prep time: 10 minutes
6 oz Parmesan cheese (grated)
3/4 cup Fresh Parsley (chopped)
1 cup Cornmeal
1/2 cup Chicken stock
Blend all of the ingredients together. Drop a tablespoons of the mix onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts and the cookies become crisp.
And if you read this in time and live on the West Coast, you’re in luck:
There’s still time to get your presents before Christmas! Use the promo code FREESHIP to get free shipping on orders over $50 when you order by noon PST today (December 21, 2011).
I’m Tahoe Mountain Sports’ web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow’s good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe’s beaches in summer.