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Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange 2014

Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange 2014

We are happy to join in the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange again this year. The program, hosted by Something Wagging This Way Comes is a great way to get to know more about the huge family of pet bloggers out there. Everyone who participates is paired with another pet blog and our “giftR... »

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

Maggie shares a secret…   »

Dogs and the Fireplace

Dogs and the Fireplace

Now that it’s winter, many of us build fires in the fireplace (or flip the switch on the gas fire) to help ward off the cold. Who enjoys that fire most in your household – you or the dog?   We are only able to have a gas fireplace in our house. Our chimney would have had to be rebui... »

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs

As Jack & Maggie get older, we are on the lookout for signs of arthritis in their joints. We don’t know if they were active in their previous lives, but for the last few years with us, they both get a lot of exercise in the form of walking, running and additional strengthening exercises. ... »

SlimDoggy Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

Maggie has her “BAH HUMBUG” face on… Notice the lip curl…that happens to her all the time – it’s pretty funny when it curls on both sides.   »

Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law

Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law

“Possession is nine-tenths of the law.” This is a fairly well known expression meaning that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, or difficult to enforce if one does not.” ~Wikipedia   Do your dogs obey this “unwritten” law?   Jac... »

Have You Ever Lost Your Dog?

Have You Ever Lost Your Dog?

LOST DOG. Don’t you hate to see those signs and the sinking feeling it gives you? I thank God we’ve never lost any of our dogs for longer than 15-20 minutes. The longest situation was Tino, of course, but HE knew exactly where he was and exactly where I was, so technically I’m not ... »

SlimDoggy Wishes Come True?

SlimDoggy Wishes Come True?

Jack makes a wish.   I don’t know if Jack or Maggie have ever seen snow. I know we haven’t seen it in our corner of California in the 20 years we’ve been here, other than in the distance on the mountain tops. I’m not sure how they would react. Given how Maggie reacted to... »

Rule Breakers and Rule Followers

Rule Breakers and Rule Followers

Can you guess which category Jack & Maggie fall into? It’s not what you would think.   Jack is absolutely a rule follower. He knows the rules and follows them to the letter. I think he’s worried he’s going to get tossed into the street again – which we could never d... »

5 Tips for Exercising your Dog in the Winter

5 Tips for Exercising your Dog in the Winter

Today’s post is from guest blogger Jonathon Ensor, who shares some tips about making winter exercise more manageable for you and your dog. Exercising our pets outdoors in temperate climates is generally a treat for everybody involved; our furry friends get to expend some energy, and we get to ... »

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving Day and getting their fill of family, food and fun. Last year we created a great info-graphic with some turkey day advice. We think it deserves a re-post:   And to help prevent you & your pup from over-indulging today, here’s a few arti... »

SlimDoggy Happy Thanksgiving

SlimDoggy Happy Thanksgiving

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Poor Tino

Poor Tino

A few weeks ago, I read a great story over at our friends, Something Wagging This Way Comes about funny blog posts, outlining a collection of some of her favorites. One story was a somewhat disgusting but hilarious poop story and it inspired me to share my own disgusting but funny (now) poop story. ... »

Dear Labby, Why Does My Dog Sleep on My Clothes?

Dear Labby, Why Does My Dog Sleep on My Clothes?

Dear Labby,   Look at this picture of my dog Tally…she’s lying on top of my flip-flops! What is up with that? She does it all the time, whenever I discard a piece of clothing on the floor, she lies down on top of it – why?   Tally’s mom.     Dear TallyR... »

Old Dog Haven: Every Old Dog Has a Story to Tell

Old Dog Haven: Every Old Dog Has a Story to Tell

Old Dog Haven…sounds appropriate to write about this place during Senior Dog Month doesn’t it? But what is Old Dog Haven? Well, it’s a special place located in Washington state that lives up to it’s name, it’s a truly haven for old dogs.   A few weeks ago, I was co... »

What is it with Dogs and the Mailman?

What is it with Dogs and the Mailman?

Our dog Tino had a love-hate relationship with our mail carrier in Pasadena. We lived on cul-de-sac on a road that ran along a bluff next to the Rose Bowl. We had mailboxes in front of our house and the mailman would deliver the mail out of his truck. Pete, our mailman, would enter the cul-de-sac, d... »

SlimDoggy | Sunday Selfie

SlimDoggy | Sunday Selfie

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Don’t Judge a Book (or a Dog) by it’s Cover

Don’t Judge a Book (or a Dog) by it’s Cover

Many years ago, back when I lived in Syracuse, I had a yellow Labrador named Maxine. I’ve written about her before and posted pictures of her and her puppies. She was a wonderful dog, loving and gentle with all. She did have a habit of jumping on you when you came home from work, but that was ... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

This is Maggie’s happy face. She’s just finished a fun but exhausting game of “find the food” in the front yard.   »

Is Overfeeding Your Pet a Sign of Love?

Is Overfeeding Your Pet a Sign of Love?

Dumb Ass Dog Owners or DADO’s. When I read about this blog hop last week, I wasn’t sure if I would join because I wasn’t sure what to write about and then it hit me…the biggest DADO of all and a real pet peeve, the people who think that having a fat pet shows that they are we... »

Senior Pet Resources

Senior Pet Resources

November is Senior Pet Adoption Month. We love our two seniors Jack & Maggie and love to help promote senior adoption as much as we can. Taking care of a senior dog and ensuring their health and fitness does require a little extra diligence. This month, in honor of senior pet month, we plan to ... »

The Dangers of Distemper

The Dangers of Distemper

Those of you that follow SlimDoggy know of our dog Tino and if you’ve read Tino’s Tale of Tails you would know the story of his rescue and the fact that he had distemper when we first got him. He was one of the lucky ones, his brother Bernie who we also rescued wasn’t so lucky and ... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

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Do Your Dogs Protect Each Other?

Do Your Dogs Protect Each Other?

Much has been written about the dogs being “pack” animals and having protective feelings for their human pack members, but do dogs feel protective of their canine pack members? Given that Jack mostly ignores Maggie, I often wonder what would he do if we had a run in with another dog or c... »

Halloween – SlimDoggy Style

Halloween – SlimDoggy Style

  We’re joining a special Halloween Blog Hop sponsored by: Bentley from Barking from the Bayou, Oz the Terrier, and Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows. Check out all the spooky entries below:   »

SlimDoggy Jack and Maggie

Five Benefits of Adopting a Senior Dog

October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and November is Senior Dog Month, so I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about adopting a senior dog. Our two dogs, Jack & Maggie were both adopted and they are both seniors, so we kill two birds with one stone! When we adopted our first senior, Becc... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

We posted a photo of Jack’s one and only trick on Instagram the other day. His cousin’s Taj and Tally were not going to be outdone and filed evidence of their superior skills. Well done girls.     »

Would Your Doctor Prescribe a Pet to Improve Your Health?

Would Your Doctor Prescribe a Pet to Improve Your Health?

Last spring we wrote about HABRI, the organization dedicated to studying the health benefits of the human-animal bond. “The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative funds research on the evidence-based health benefits on human-animal interaction” says HABRI Executive Director Steven Feldman.   HAB... »

SlimDoggy Mythbuster | Do Dogs Lick to Heal Themselves?

SlimDoggy Mythbuster | Do Dogs Lick to Heal Themselves?

Today we are looking at the common belief that a dog will lick a wound in order to heal it and that it actually helps heal a wound. Well, truth be told, that’s not a total myth. A dog will lick a cut and in doing so he may help to keep it clean and free from dirt. In that respect it may be hel... »

Maggie Masters the Dog Door

Maggie Masters the Dog Door

We’ve written a couple of posts about our Maggie, our fearful girl and how she has really started to come out of her shell, let down her guard and be a dog. A recent post called Maggie Magellan described how she’s getting braver about exploring new things and going off on her own without... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Fall sunbathing     »

Dear Labby: Is My Dog Afraid of the Dark?

Dear Labby: Is My Dog Afraid of the Dark?

Dear Labby, Our dog Kylie seems to be afraid of the dark. Is that possible?   During the day, when it’s sunny, bright, full of daylight, Kylie romps around in the backyard. We play ball, she chases squirrels, etc. However, once the sun sets and the backyard is dark, she’s very tenta... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

There’s nothing happier than a dog with a dirty face…     »

Walking Multiple Dogs | SlimDoggy

Tips for Walking your Pack

Last week, one of our friends asked us for some tips on walking multiple dogs. She has four rescued greyhounds, so I imagine walking them at once can be a real challenge. We only have two dogs and Jack is a star walker – right to my right, very focused. At one time we had a foster, so I had th... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Sad sack Jack.     »

Is Fostering a Dog for You?

Is Fostering a Dog for You?

We’ve mentioned that October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog month. We recognize that not everyone is in the position to adopt, but maybe you can help the effort by being a foster.   We talk about our dogs Sally, Tino, Becca, Jack and Maggie all the time. But there have been other dogs in our life... »

Walk Your Dog Week – Wrap-up

Walk Your Dog Week – Wrap-up

October 1st – 8th was National Walk Your Dog Week. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of ourselves and our dogs, we challenged ourselves to not only walk everyday, but to find new and interesting places to walk Jack & Maggie. We joined the #DogWalkingWeek Blog Hop spon... »

Pet Obesity Awareness Day | Caring for your Critter

Pet Obesity Awareness Day | Caring for your Critter

Today we are joining the Caring for Critters Round Robin and writing about one of the more serious and invasive pet health issues around – Obesity.   I know this isn’t a new topic for us to cover, we write about nutrition, health, fitness and exercise almost everyday, so why the spe... »

Are Shelters a Good Place to get a Pet?

Are Shelters a Good Place to get a Pet?

Recently, the Washington Post published a story, “Why I’d Never Adopt a Shelter Dog Again”. The author told a tale of woe about adopting three shelter dogs and encountering various health issues with them over the years. Mind you, one of the dogs lived to age nine and her complaints were about incre... »

Walk Your Dog Week: Day 1

Walk Your Dog Week: Day 1

This week as National Walk Your Dog Week. Since we already walk our dogs every day, multiple times per day, we challenged ourselves to not only continue our daily walks, but to do a different walk every day.   Yesterday, on our first day of Walk Your Dog week we drove down to a neighboring farm... »

National Walk Your Dog Week

National Walk Your Dog Week

We’re excited to be participating once again in National Walk Your Dog Week. National Walk Your Dog Week was founded in 2010 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, to bring awareness to the ever increasing problem of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in A... »

Dear Labby, Why Does my Dog Bury Things?

Dear Labby, Why Does my Dog Bury Things?

Dear Labby,   My dog buries thing all over our yard – his toys, treats, shoes, anything he can get his jaws on, he buries. Why does he do that and how do I get him to stop?   Buried   Dear Buried,   Your dog is just following his instinct. When dogs were first becoming dome... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Memories from our Big Bear Vacation: Hiking in the woods.   »

Do Dogs Have Favorites?

Do Dogs Have Favorites?

We all know that we have favorite foods, favorite movies or TV shows, favorite books even favorite people. But do dogs? Do dogs really prefer one toy over another or one food over another or one person over another?   My totally unscientific research says ABSOLUTELY!   Let me offer evidenc... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Jack’s picture perfect sit, waiting for a treat.   »

Guide Dog Training – Is It for You?

Guide Dog Training – Is It for You?

The Guide Dogs of America center is in Sylmar, CA which is only about 30 miles from our home. I’ve always had an aspiration to someday raise a guide dog puppy for the program. A few years back, I even started the process but then life got in the way, Tino went blind, my aging parents moved her... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White

SlimDoggy | Black & White

This is the face of a bored dog…   »

Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets

Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets

September is National Preparedness Month and we are asked to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”. Being prepared applies not only to the human members of your family, but to your pets as well. I’m not going to rehash the same lists of things to do, or store or buy as there ... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Maggie, just chilling in the front yard.   »

Staycationing with your Dog

Staycationing with your Dog

Today we are sharing another post topic with our friend Dexter and Carol over at Fidose of Reality. We are both writing about traveling with your dog – the ins & outs traveling and offering up our tips and suggestions for making it fun and stress free for everyone.   We’ve all ... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Jack hoarding his toys after a game of tug with dad.   »

A Dog Friendly Home

A Dog Friendly Home

A few months ago, we posted a fun infographic from the folks at Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog, (a provider of pet insurance). It contained some great information on different activities for your dog and the benefits to their health of exercise, indoor games, walking, etc.   Well, they are... »

Spondylosis Deformans in Dogs

Spondylosis Deformans in Dogs

Today we are joining the Caring for Critters Round Robin. Yesterday’s entry from Rescued Insanity was some great advice on being prepared for a sudden illness or injury. Tomorrow, be sure and visit I Still Want More Puppies for a post on kidney disease.   We are sharing our experience wit... »

Dear Labby, Why Won’t My Dog Take their Medicine?

Dear Labby, Why Won’t My Dog Take their Medicine?

Dear Labby,   My dog refuses to take her pills, no matter how I bury it in her food – I always end up with this:   Frustrated Mom   Dear Frustrated,   Believe me, I understand what you are going through. Our dog Becca was on a good deal of medication when we were fighting h... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Jack & Maggie contemplate the tunnel.   »

Protecting Yourself and your Dog from Coyotes

Protecting Yourself and your Dog from Coyotes

We live in an area where there are a lot of coyotes. I see them at least once a week and there are frequent stories about them chasing and/or killing small pets in the Los Angeles area. Because of this, I keep a close eye on my dogs and leashed in areas where they might be roaming. Even though the l... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Last week we posted a photo of Jack playing “hide & seek” and admitted that he wasn’t very good at it. His brother Tino, however was a master. How is your dog at hide & seek? We’re having a little contest over on our Facebook page, so check it out and enter.   ... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Coyotes

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Coyotes

I was working on a post for next week about coyotes, actually reworking a piece we had written for Dogster last year and I realized with all the Tino stories I’ve told here, I never wrote about any of his run-ins with coyotes.   Today, I’ll share a few – there were more, but t... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

This is Maggie after breakfast the other morning. She loves to roll in the grass while she’s waiting for breakfast and you can see her head is all wet from the dew on the grass.   We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola an... »

Maggie Magellan

Maggie Magellan

If you paid even a little attention in history class, you’ve heard of Ferdinand Magellan. If you haven’t here’s the Wikipedia link. Magellan was a 16th century Portuguese explorer who’s 1519 expedition is recognized as the first circumnavigation of the globe. He’s right... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Jack isn’t very good at hide & seek.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Is the Latest Superfood, Kale Good for Dogs?

Is the Latest Superfood, Kale Good for Dogs?

We are now up to the letter K in our second pass through the A to Z Dog Food Ingredient series. Today’s dog food ingredient is the “superfood” Kale.     What is Kale? Kale, sometimes classified as a “superfood”, is a leafy green vegetable. It is found in curly, ornamental, or dinosaur vari... »

Dear Labby: Why Do Dogs Hate the Rain?

Dear Labby: Why Do Dogs Hate the Rain?

Dear Labby,   Look at this video – why won’t my dogs go out in the rain? They aren’t afraid of thunder – my weimie is a hunting dog, loud noises don’t bother her – so why won’t they go out when it’s just a shower?   Rainy Day Wondering  ... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Maggie on the dock at Big Bear Lake, CA   We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

Big Dog – Small Dog Fitness

Big Dog – Small Dog Fitness

Today we are doing another shared topic with our friend Carol Bryant over at Fidose of Reality. I’m sure most of you are familiar with Carol and her dog Dexter, a very cool Cocker Spaniel. We’ve shared posts in the past on the dog IQ test from Dognition where we tested our dogs and then ... »

How is Your Dog’s Hearing?

How is Your Dog’s Hearing?

Here’s another Tale of Tails, Tino edition. A few weeks ago we talked about his sense of hearing and smell when he tracked us down in Big Bear. Today I have another story about his sense of hearing and I bet many of you can relate to this skill.   We live in a gated community (believe me,... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

We posted this photo for Sepia Saturday, but it has such pretty color, we wanted to post it today too.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Maggie’s Dirty Little Secret

Maggie’s Dirty Little Secret

Today we are going to touch on a subject not covered very often, mostly because you hate to admit it or even think about it. I’m talking about poop eating or Coprophagia (cop-row-fage-ee-uh). It may not be discussed in polite company, but occurs frequently I’m afraid, and Maggie, our swe... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Jack’s Sunday siesta in the sun.   We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

“A dog opens a window into the delight of the moment”.       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Can my Senior Dog get Alzheimer’s?

Can my Senior Dog get Alzheimer’s?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes, they can. The disorder, called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) in dogs is very similar to the human Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study at the University of Sydney showed that by age 15, over 40% of dogs display at least some of these symptoms.   Sympt... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Last week we shared a picture of Jack taking a big bite out of a piece of watermelon. Maggie demanded equal time.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Tino at Big Bear

Tino at Big Bear

We wrote about our trip with Jack and Maggie we took to Big Bear a few weeks ago, but we have gone to Big Bear for years and all of our dogs have enjoyed it and had lots of adventures there.   We typically get a cabin right on the lake so that the dogs can enjoy the beach and Steve can pretend ... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy Friend Mojo keeping his eye on that horse.     We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

What do you do when it gets hot? Crank up the air-conditioning if you’ve got it, right? Go for a swim, take a cool shower, go for a ride in the car with the windows down, eat ice cream. Lots of different things to do when it gets hot.   How about your pets, what do they like to do when it... »

Give Cancer the Paw

Give Cancer the Paw

Today is the Give Cancer the Paw Blog Hop. I understand it’s going to be the last Hop and is dedicated to our pets that have had cancer. Our Becca is my cancer hero. We’ve written about her struggles and treatment for osteosarcoma in the past here and here so I’m not going to rehas... »

Mythbuster | What’s in a Name?

Mythbuster | What’s in a Name?

I don’t know what motivates you when naming your pets, but there are some ‘rules’ floating around out there about what’s a good name and what are things to avoid. Are these accurate, or are the just myths? Does it really matter what you name your dog? Let’s take a look ... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Maggie in the Old West.     We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, ... »

DIY Ball for Blind Dogs

DIY Ball for Blind Dogs

If you follow our blog, you know of our dog Tino and the fact that he went blind around age 9. His blindness never stopped Tino from doing any of the things he loved, including an occasional game of fetch. We searched high and low for a ball that would make a continuous sound and eventually found on... »

SlimDoggy | Toy Thief

SlimDoggy | Toy Thief

We got Jack & Maggie some new stuffies for their Gotcha Day. I think the pictures tell the story.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Jack & Maggie Gotcha Day 2014

Jack & Maggie Gotcha Day 2014

This weekend we celebrated Jack & Maggie’s Gotcha Day with a big virtual party and some toys and of course a cake. I thought I was going to have to make a cake for them and I send a big thank-you to all of our Facebook friends for offering some great recipes. Luckily, Steve bought one for ... »

SlimDoggy Gotcha Day Virtual Party – Day 2

SlimDoggy Gotcha Day Virtual Party – Day 2

Come Join us for SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie’s Gotcha Day virtual celebration. Everyone is invited. Don your best party gear and post your photo on our Facebook page, or email it to us at info@slimdoggy.com. For every party goer who joins us, SlimDoggy will donate $1 to C.A.R.L. the Canine Ani... »

SlimDoggy Gotcha Day Virtual Party

Hope everyone attends our Gotcha Day Virtual Party this weekend. It’s for a good cause, and easy to be a party goer.       We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experien... »

Pet Safety Month – Vacation Safety

Pet Safety Month – Vacation Safety

July has been named Pet Safety Month by our friends at BlogPaws. You’ve probably seen many posts throughout the month with lots of tips and reminders about your pet’s safety. Well, here’s another one.   Given that we just got back from vacation, I thought I would focus on vaca... »

You’re Invited to Our Gotcha Day Virtual Party

You’re Invited to Our Gotcha Day Virtual Party

  BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Tino and the Red Ants

Tino and the Red Ants

I haven’t told a Tino story in awhile and this one is a doozy. This dates back probably 11 years ago, when we lived in Pasadena and Tino was probably about 5 or 6, so he was in his prime. We frequently ran and hiked in Cherry Canyon, a nearby open space area with miles and miles of trails. &nb... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy buddy Mojo watching TV. He seems pretty intent, what do you think he’s watching?     We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

Fitness with our Dogs: Jack & Maggie Learn to Swim

Fitness with our Dogs: Jack & Maggie Learn to Swim

FitDog Friday is all about canine fitness and we often write about fitness tips or fitness research that can help you and your dog stay fit and healthy.  Today, we are taking a different approach and will be sharing some “fitness fun at the lake”.  After all, fitness should be fun and as... »

Writer’s Process Blog Tour

Writer’s Process Blog Tour

You may have seen some posts recently from other Pet Bloggers about the Writer’s Process Blog Tour. It’s a fun virtual tour designed to share the inner workings of our blogs and our writing process as well as introduce you to other Blogs we enjoy that you may not be familiar with. As par... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

The interior design in Big Bear certainly reflects the name of the town.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

SlimDoggy Dog Food Database

SlimDoggy Dog Food Database

Today is another “Blog the Change for Animals” day, a special event sponsored by Be The Change 4 Animals. It’s a day when pet bloggers & pet lovers come together and blog about their favorite animal-related cause in an effort to raise awareness and understanding. In the past we’... »

Lots of Vacation Mischief? Not So Much…

Lots of Vacation Mischief? Not So Much…

We spent last week on vacation at Big Bear Lake in California. It was the first vacation we’ve had in several years and the first one where we took Jack & Maggie with us. Given their background, we’re pretty certain that neither of them had experienced anything like this, hiking in ... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

      We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc   »

Why is my Dog Peeing in the House?

Why is my Dog Peeing in the House?

Dear Labby,   Why would a dog who has been ‘potty trained’ pee in the house?   Wondering Mama   Dear Mama,   It can happen, and it might be caused by several reasons:   Your dog might be sick. If they have some type of bladder infection or intestinal disorder, th... »

SlimDoggy Jack at Big Bear Lake

SlimDoggy Jack at Big Bear Lake

Jack lounging on the deck. Stay tuned for more photos of our trip to Big Bear Lake.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! »

Big Bear Lake

We made it to Big Bear. »

Lamb Puffs and Other Great Stuff

Lamb Puffs and Other Great Stuff

A few weeks ago, our friend Flea from Jones Natural Chews asked us if we’d do a product review to celebrate her Blogiversary. She’s been blogging for Jones for two years which is quite an achievement, so we were happy to help celebrate! Jack was especially happy to help out and be the ta... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Maggie enjoying her yard. We’re joining the Black & White Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

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