The reason we break our no-ice cream policy is Teddy’s resolve. Teddy is consistent when it comes to following directions. He comes when called, looks at us when asked and stops or waits when told. Candy Harbor and its vanilla ice cream is where all those directions fall by the wayside.
The dog is obsessed. When we get out of our car after a day excursion, instead of heading toward our place Teddy tries to head toward Candy Harbor. If he had his way, daily walks would start and end at Candy Harbor. When we go out without him, upon our arrival home Teddy checks our bags – for ice cream, I’m sure. And forget trying to explain to him that the shop is closed for the evening.
Dogs are a common fixture at Bay Harbor in the summer and I’m sure they are probably as obsessed as Teddy with Candy Harbor’s vanilla ice cream.
Truth is, my family is a bit obsessed with the shop. Just writing about it makes me wish I was eating anything drizzled with their made-from-scratch caramel.
Karin Spicer, a magazine writer, has been entertaining families for more than 20 years. She lives in Bellbrook with her family and two furry animals all who provide inspiration for her work. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICE CREAM BY THE NUMBERS
1. Top-selling ice cream flavor is vanilla with 33% of the market.
2. It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.
3. 1 in 5 people share ice cream with their pets.