A to Z Challenge Wrap-up

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Yesterday we finished up our A to Z Challenge. It was a lot of fun and a couple of those letters presented a real challenge to come up with something that would be interesting, but also fit in with the overall SlimDoggy message of food, fitness & fun for healthy pets.

April was a really busy month for us here at SlimDoggy. Let’s review some of the things that went on this month and then wrap-up the Challenge by picking a few of our favorite and most popular posts.


In addition to participating in the A to Z Challenge this month, we also launched our new sister site, SlimKitty. The mission for SlimKitty is the same as SlimDoggy, just for cats! They deserve a healthy and fit lifestyle too and have the same issues with pet obesity. Since we don’t have cats in the SlimDoggy household, we’ve enlisted some cat relatives as mascots and will be tapping into our SlimDoggy friends who have cats to provide some much needed first-hand cat knowledge and expertise. If you are interested in being one of our SlimKitty Friends, please email us at info@slimdoggy.com.

slimDoggybluelogoThe other big news for the month is a slight redesign to our site. We amped up the color scheme a bit and moved a few things around to give it a brighter, crisper and cleaner look. We’re pretty happy with it and hope you like it. If you have any problems with anything, or can’t find something, please let us know.

We also held our one-year anniversary for FitDog Friday. We had a great giveaway with lots of cool prizes, we held a really fun FitDog Fitness Quiz and gave away $50! We also recognized 10 of our most faithful FitDog Friday Hoppers. It was a pretty fun time.
Let’s talk about the A to Z Challenge. Our most popular posts during the month were our Wordless Wednesday posts, but they are always pretty popular because of the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. The most popular one was our WW post on Balance. Jack on the balance cushion is always a big hit.
The next three most popular A to Z posts were:

If you missed any of our posts during the month, you can catch up with all of the A to Z posts here. We hope that you enjoyed our posts this month, what was your favorite?
We’ll be back to our regular programming now with FITDOG FRIDAY tomorrow!!



We are joining the Thursday Barks and Bytes Blog Hop Co-hosted by our friends at 2Brown Dogs and Heart Like a Dog. Grab the badge and join the fun!



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  1. Thank you Slimdoggy for a fun A – Z challenge. I was sorry not to have more time to do a few more posts, maybe next time..
    Happy Healthy Dog recently posted…Black & White Sunday – FramedMy Profile

  2. Thanks so much for joining the hop! I just changed my site’s background color to white. I wanted something brighter for summer. I noticed your brighter colors too. I like them. 🙂 Meant to share the slim kitty site earlier so thanks for the reminder. 🙂 April was busy for us too. May will be a killer. I plan to share more about that soon.
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    • I like the white – although I like the blue-green accent color you use too. Can’t wait to hear about May…
      mkob recently posted…A to Z Challenge Wrap-upMy Profile

  3. Thanks, I learnt a lot of things! And even the seafood-kibble I disliked is history now and mom bought…. another seafood-kibble, uh boy! I like the slim kitty logo, it’s fantabulous!
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  4. I have a friend with an over-weight cat and they are a multiple cat family and struggling to get her weight under control. I shared SlimKitty with her in hopes it will help her out. Congrats on getting all the way through the A to Z Challenge. It was a lot of fun to participate and also to read everyone else’s creative ideas on the letters.
    Rebecca recently posted…A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zero!My Profile

    • Thanks for sharing SlimKitty. We’re just starting out but will be adding lots of tips for helping get the kitties in shape.
      mkob recently posted…A to Z Challenge Wrap-upMy Profile

  5. Wow! What a great recap! And your new blog look is wonderful!
    I also love your slim kitty idea! Very cool!
    I really enjoyed your A to Z posts! Congrats on completion! I had a lot of fun with it also!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
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  6. Congratulation for making it through!!! 🙂
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  7. I think SlimKitty will be a great compliment to SlimDoggy – and it will be good to have someone to advocate healthy lifestyles for cats, too. I think it’s easy for people to assume there’s not much they can do if their cat has a few extra lbs, since they don’t get daily walks like dogs and other common excuses.
    Also, wanted to say I love the SlimKitty logo design!
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    • Thanks for the compliments. We’re hoping to be creative and find some inspiring ways to help the kitties. Their obesity rate is higher than dogs!
      mkob recently posted…A to Z Challenge Wrap-upMy Profile

  8. Great wrap up! I want to revamp my site too at some point, but haven’t gotten around to that yet. I like yours and slimkitty too. See you tomorrow for some fitness fun!
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  9. I was wondering how you guys would handle some of the trickier letters but you made it look easy. And fun, of course.

    • Thanks Eko. We had to take a little creative license with some, but it all turned out.
      mkob recently posted…A to Z Challenge Wrap-upMy Profile

  10. The challenge sure was fun! Really enjoyed reading all your posts. I should go back and see what was the most popular too!
    Jessica Shipman recently posted…Z is for Zelda’s Song #atozchallenge + GIVEAWAY!My Profile

  11. I haven’t been to visit Slim Kitty yet, but I want to! After Blog Paws. Because we have a fat cat who needs help …
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  12. Really like the new look for your blog. So clean 🙂 Need to get over to SlimKitty and share it on FB! You really had quite the month in April – so much going on.
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  13. That’s really awesome!! Somehow I missed the A to Z challenge, but if you run it again next year, I’d like to do it.

    Congrats on the new design, it looks very clean and fresh.

    And thank you so much for joining the blog hop!!
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  14. Thanks for sharing all your fit tips in the challenge! Congrats on finishing it.
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  15. April was a great month with lots of great information as always. I had trouble keeping up with everyone’s daily A-Z posts though! Since I love gardening, I enjoyed your post about gardening a lot. I’m excited about SlimKitty and need to get working with Samantha so we’re ready for June! I look forward to learning about what other people do with their cats also.
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  16. Congratulations on such a successful month. Are you coming to BlogPaws next week? I would love to meet you both.
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  17. Hi Y’all! Congratulations! on a great a to z challenge month. I never thought of analyzing the responses. What a great post! Y’all come back now, Hawk aka BrownDog
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  18. Great recap, you guys have been busy. Congrats again on the slimkitty site.
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