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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   »

Dear Labby | Does my Dog Love (or Hate) Massage?

Dear Labby | Does my Dog Love (or Hate) Massage?

Dear Labby,    Each evening I sit with my dog Kylie and give her a massage – I run my hands up and down her legs and her feet and do a little back massage too. Sometimes she moans and groans and it’s almost a growl…is she telling me she wants me to stop, or does she like it? H... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Taj, SlimDoggy’s cousin, in a favorite afternoon napping spot     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

SlimDoggy Jack’s Mischievious Week!

SlimDoggy Jack’s Mischievious Week!

It started out like any other week, but ended up being Jack’s most mischievous week ever. I often say that he and Maggie don’t get into to much trouble, being seniors and all. Well, not this week. It started with Jack’s discovery of a ground squirrel nest in our backyard right next... »

Crufts Labrador Winners

Crufts Labrador Winners

UPDATE: It appears I jumped the gun and reported the winner of Crufts before the full reporting had been loaded to the Crufts Results page. The Best of Breed winner was actually an Italian dog: IT CH/SH CH LOCH MOR ROMEO What started as an off-the-cuff comment about the overweight Labradors winning ... »

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 3-9-14

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 3-9-14

The picture of health.     Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

Will the Crufts Lab be as Heavy as the Westminster Lab?

Will the Crufts Lab be as Heavy as the Westminster Lab?

A few weeks ago, we created a bit of a furor in the Labrador Retriever world when we wrote a post about the overweight Labradors who won Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex in the 2014 Westminster show. Our concern about the overweight appearance of these dogs is due to the health related problem... »

SlimDoggy Wordless Wednesday 3-5-14

SlimDoggy Wordless Wednesday 3-5-14

Jack does some gardening.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

SlimDoggy Jack Mischief

SlimDoggy Jack Mischief

Yes, Jack is up to some of his old tricks…eating stuff that is bad for him. I mentioned on our Facebook page the other day that his IBD was doing better with the help of some medication and even his reaction to the meds (increased anxiety) was calming down. All this despite the dead carcass he... »

SlimDoggy | April A to Z Challenge

SlimDoggy | April A to Z Challenge

You may have heard about the A to Z Blogger Challenge. It’s a Blogger challenge that we read about last year and thought it might be fun to participate this year. The challenge is to write a post everyday during the month of April – using each letter of the alphabet for each day of the m... »

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 3-2-14

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 3-2-14

He sure looks like a champ to me, but I may be a little biased. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

Jack checks out his favorite park on an early morning walk.     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   »

SlimDoggy Mythbuster: Do Cats Have Nine Lives?

SlimDoggy Mythbuster: Do Cats Have Nine Lives?

Do Cats Have Nine Lives? This is a myth that has been bothering Jack for quite some time, so we decided to tackle it today. The simple answer is no, cats, just like dogs, have only one life to live. Where did that saying come from?   The idea of cats having nine lives most likely stems from the... »

SlimDoggy Wordless Wednesday 2-26-14

SlimDoggy Wordless Wednesday 2-26-14

Maggie seems a little grumpy.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

An Expert’s Concern over Labrador Retriever Standards

Last week we wrote a post that compared the US Labrador Retriever standard over the past 50-60 years. The change in the standard and the photographic evidence is quite dramatic – check our post if you didn’t see it.  Our concern is that by awarding show championships to “heavier... »

Mischief Memories

Mischief Memories

Jack & Maggie are seniors and don’t get into too much mischief (other than the occasional scone grab). That’s not to say there hasn’t been a lot of mischief in our lives with our Sally and her brother Tino. We had Sally from when she was a puppy, and Tino was estimated to be ab... »

SlimDoggy Jack | B&W Sunday 2-23-14

SlimDoggy Jack | B&W Sunday 2-23-14

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

Want to talk to your Dog? You may need a Dog Decoder.

Want to talk to your Dog? You may need a Dog Decoder.

As a follow-up to last week’s Dear Labby post on the importance of new parents ability to read their dogs behavior in relation to the new baby, I wanted to review a new App we learned about last month. It’s called Dog Decoder and it can be purchased through the iPhone App store for $3.99... »

Wordless Wednesday 2-19-14

Wordless Wednesday 2-19-14

Our two healthy & fit 10 year old Labs, Jack & Maggie running in the yard.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

When did Overweight Labs Become the New Normal?

When did Overweight Labs Become the New Normal?

Last week we posted a provocative article regarding what we viewed as overweight Labradors representing the breed in the Westminster Dog Show. We have gotten lots of feedback on the post, from Veterinarians and Lab owners supporting our view and some folks, mostly breeders and show dog owners, telli... »

Jack & Maggie | B&W Sunday 2-16-14

Jack & Maggie | B&W Sunday 2-16-14

Jack & Maggie waiting for…what do you think? We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

A Girl’s Best Friend | Sepia Saturday

A Girl’s Best Friend | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Jack’s cousin Kylie curls up with her best friend.       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   »

Jack Looks to WOOF for Support

Jack Looks to WOOF for Support

Both Jack and Maggie came to us after years of neglect and mistreatment. In other words, they both had some baggage. Jack was over-anxious and reactive. Maggie was extremely fearful. I’ve written about Maggie’s trials with her fears here and here, but I don’t write about Jack’... »

Dogs and kids – what could go wrong?

Dogs and kids – what could go wrong?

Dear Labby, We adopted a border collie/australian shepherd mix a few years ago and she is as sweet as can be. Our problems started when our daughter was born. At first, Blu was totally in love with the baby and slept by her, protected her, watched over her. But now that the baby is up and walking, w... »

Dognition Part 2

Dognition Part 2

We finished up Jack’s Dognition exercises this past week and wanted to report on our results. Since it’s not really called a ‘test’ he didn’t really graduate, but he wanted to wear the cap, so what the heck. And I know this is not Wordless, but figured we’d join t... »

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

We’re back with a little SlimDoggy family mischief. I’ve written about my sister’s dog Taj (a weimaraner)  in the past here, here and here. Poor Taj has been battling frequent bouts of pneumonia that they can’t seem to get to the bottom of. Last week she had an endoscopy (jus... »

Black & White Sunday 2-9-14

Black & White Sunday 2-9-14

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

A Special Moment with Jack

A Special Moment with Jack

I just read about a Blog Hop being sponsored by BlogPaws called #RecipeforMoments that encourages you to share the story of a ‘special moment’ you’ve shared with your pet. I tend to write about that all the time as I frequently share special moments or adventures I’ve had wit... »

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday 2-8-14

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday 2-8-14

Jack & Maggie enjoy dessert – a giant bully stick for Jack and a carrot for Maggie May.     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   »

What are the nutritional needs of your dog with cancer?

We are joining the Give Cancer the Paw Blog Hop today. In our post for the Hop last November, we provided a list of general resources for pet owners on the initial diagnosis and treatment of canine cancer.   Today, we are going to dig a little deeper and provide some insight into the diet and n... »

Wordless Wednesday 2-4-14

Wordless Wednesday 2-4-14

One of the few times Jack allowed Maggie in his bed, but his look to me is: “Mom, get her out”. He got up right after this shot. Do your dogs share beds? And here’s SlimDoggy cousins Taj & Tally – they look quite comfortable together, but they don’t usually share ei... »

Mischief Follow-up

Mischief Follow-up

Last week I wrote about a mischief escapade that had Jack & Maggie double-teaming me with Maggie acting as the decoy for Jack’s scavenging my breakfast scones. This week, I was prepared to prevent Round 2 and when I came home from the grocery, I had my scone bag tightly sealed and took it... »

Black & White Sunday 2-1-14

Black & White Sunday 2-1-14

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

Seven Tips for Training a Fearful Dog

Seven Tips for Training a Fearful Dog

Training a fearful dog is much different than training a dog like Jack. Jack is totally dialed in to his humans and wants nothing more than to be with us and make us happy. Maggie was the polar opposite, she wanted nothing more than to crawl into her bed, pull the covers over her head and not have t... »

Tale of Tails: Tino – Final Chapter

Tale of Tails: Tino – Final Chapter

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. Author: Unknown Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. Author: Omar Bradley The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your re... »

Wordless Wednesday 1-29-14

Wordless Wednesday 1-29-14

Jack wanted everyone to see the new crop down the street. Looks like bacon celery again!   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

SlimDoggy Mischief

SlimDoggy Mischief

I had a story about Tino I was going to post today, but we had a mischief escapade on Saturday that just had to be reported. I’ve told you before that Jack & Maggie are both seniors, so their mischief days are pretty much over. They are both usually very good dogs. But Saturday, I don̵... »

Black & White Sunday 1-26-14

Black & White Sunday 1-26-14

SlimDoggy cousin Taj catching some rays on a Saturday afternoon.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday 1-25-14

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday 1-25-14

  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   »

SlimDoggy Infographics

To view the full Infographic, just click on the image: SlimDoggy on Pet Obesity   SlimDoggy Fit Tips #1   SlimDoggy Reader Fit Tips #2   SlimDoggy Senior Fit Tips   SlimDoggy Thanksgiving Tips »

Jack Takes the Dognition Test

Jack Takes the Dognition Test

We’ve read about Dognition, a cognition & personality assessment for your dog, since it was released early last year. It sounds like a really interesting concept – using brainteasers and puzzles, you can learn how your dog thinks. I’ve been wanting to buy it ($29 for one dog or... »

Wordless Wednesday 1-22-14

Wordless Wednesday 1-22-14

Jack helps Steve with his reverse pushups. Get Fit with your Pet!   In honor of Blog Paws Get Fit With Your Pet Month   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Jack at the Vet – Mischief or Not?

Jack at the Vet – Mischief or Not?

We’ve been doing a few vet visits with Jack lately to get to the bottom of his stomach problems. We switched him to a salmon diet a few months ago and that has helped (chicken allergy), but he still has upset stomachs way too often. So far he’s had xrays that showed nothing remarkable an... »

Black & White Sunday 1-19-14

Black & White Sunday 1-19-14

Maggie May sunning herself in our sunroom.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

K9 Kamp Returns

K9 Kamp Returns

K9 Kamp is back and bigger & better than ever. It was always fun, but this year we plan to raise the stakes and the number of PRIZES, so don’t miss out. Don’t worry, it’s not sleep-over camp – it’s a virtual K9 Kamp that you can do right in your own backyard! It has... »

How do I Find a Dog Camp?

How do I Find a Dog Camp?

Canine fitness centers, doggie boot camps, canine adventure clubs & swim centers are all the rage right now. I see or read about new ones all the time. We are huge fans of these places because whether they are indoors or outdoors, for the dogs alone or for humans and canines together, they are a... »

Wordless Wednesday 1-15-14

Wordless Wednesday 1-15-14

Jack & Maggie watching Steve bring out the fitness equipment! BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Blog the Change: How can YOU Help Fight Pet Obesity?

We’re joining the Blog the Change for Animals Blog Hop today. The purpose of this Hop is to: “Join Team BtC and others who care about animals in need by writing about your favorite animal-related cause, reading posts, leaving comments, and sharing on your favorite social networks!”... »

Lessons from the Dog: What Maggie has Taught Jack

Lessons from the Dog: What Maggie has Taught Jack

When we first got Jack he was pretty out of control, overweight, overwrought, under-exercised and under-stimulated. He was reactive to strangers and other dogs. When we got Maggie just over a year later, she was close to being shutdown, fearful, underweight, under-exercised and under-stimulated. Pol... »

Black & White Sunday 1-12-14

Black & White Sunday 1-12-14

SlimDoggy cousin Tally, working on her tan. Yes, the sun is shining in San Diego.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

Sepia Saturday 1-11-14

Sepia Saturday 1-11-14

Maggie, sunning herself on the back deck.     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   »

MUTT-A-THON Winners

We are happy to announce our PetsMoveOrg Mutt-a-Thon winners! Lots of winners, lots of great prizes from our Sponsors. If you participated, check and see if you might have won! »

Pet Blogger Challenge 2014

Today we are joining the Pet Blogger Challenge. Since we were new to blogging last year, we did not participate in the 2013 Challenge, but in looking back at last year’s entries we realized it’s a great way to get to know our fellow bloggers and even to help us think a bit about the R... »

Dear Labby, Can I be sued if my dog bites someone?

Dear Labby, Can I be sued if my dog bites someone?

Dear Labby, We have a dog who can be aggressive in certain circumstances. We work hard on her training and have made great strides, but she is still very protective of her home and her yard. I worry about someone entering the yard unexpectedly and being bitten by her. We have posted several “B... »

Wordless Wednesday 1-8-14

Wordless Wednesday 1-8-14

We shared a photo of Maggie getting her first acupuncture treatment for her arthritis on our Facebook page yesterday. Here is Jack watching over his little sister as she gets her treatment.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Tale of Tails: Tino Hide & Seek

Tale of Tails: Tino Hide & Seek

We haven’t had a Tino “Tale of Tails” in quite some time, so I thought I’d dig into the archives for a Tino story. As I’ve said before, Tino was a real outdoor dog. He preferred to spend his days out in the yard even though he had free rein to come and go through the do... »

Black & White Sunday 1-5-14

Black & White Sunday 1-5-14

The SlimDoggy crew post Mutt-a-Thon run & exercise yesterday. Check out PetsMove to see the videos submitted by members who participated. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

Sepia Saturday 1-4-14

Sepia Saturday 1-4-14

One of my first and favorite pictures of Jack & Maggie. I love that I can see his tail wagging. 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! Here are the rules: Be Sep... »

December Mover of the Month

December Mover of the Month

We’ve been so busy with the Move Your Mutt Health & Fitness Expo, we almost forgot about our December Mover of the Month contest. We have THREE winners this month. Our first two winners actually tied for 2nd place behind Kayo in pure PAWS generation, but Kayo has already won, so we wanted ... »

WINNER, WINNER!!

During the month of December, we held a PetsMove Membership Drive with a $50 AMEX gift card award to the member who recruited the most NEW members. We are happy to announce the winner is AdventureDogs USA! They recruited the most new members and are great participants in PetsMove. LeaderBoard member... »

Mythbuster – All Dogs Love to be Pet (or is it petted?)

Mythbuster – All Dogs Love to be Pet (or is it petted?)

All dogs love to be pet right? And the easiest place to pet them is the top of their head, so it’s okay to  pet them there – they like it. And with little dogs, it’s okay to just pick them up and pet them! I think those myths have been busted pretty thoroughly over the last few yea... »

Health & Fitness Expo

Health & Fitness Expo

The PetsMove.Org Health & Fitness Expo kicked off today with seven specific webinars related to your dogs health, nutrition and fitness. We continue with Day Two tomorrow with an additional seven sessions ranging from Stretching Your Dog Safely, to Why Running? to Nutrients in your dog’s f... »

Wordless Wednesday New Year’s

Wordless Wednesday New Year’s

SlimDoggy Jack would like to wish all of his friends a very happy and HEALTHY New Year!     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Mischief Resolutions

Mischief Resolutions

Today I’m going to highlight resolutions we are making in an attempt to curb some mischief around here. First, Jack resolves to practice his recall. He can be really good at it sometimes and other times I can be right next to him and it’s virtually impossible to get his attention without... »

Resolve to Move Your Mutt

Resolve to Move Your Mutt

Today kicks-off the week-long Resolve to Move Your Mutt Blog Hop!  Yes, you have all week to join us in proclaiming your resolutions and your dog’s resolutions for the year. Our goal is to band together in an effort to help each other KEEP our resolutions. We plan to hold this Hop each quarter... »

Black & White Sunday 12-29-13

Black & White Sunday 12-29-13

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

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Jack says, Hey Ruckus. Sepia Saturday is fun! We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for the first ever Sepia Saturday. Ruckus says: All are welcome to join. Please share your best sepia pics of pets, families, experiences, nature, etc!  Here are the rules: Be Sepia-Related (doesn’t ju... »

PetsMove Expo Agenda

PetsMove Expo Agenda

The agenda for the PetsMove.org Expo is taking shape. Check out all of the events, webinars and activities planned: PetsMove Health & Fitness Expo Agenda Stay tuned for more info throughout the next few days and be ready to join us on January 1st! »

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Edition

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Edition

A very Merry Christmas to all our Family & Friends.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

SlimDoggy Family Mischief

Today’s post is about SlimDoggy’s cousin Taj. Taj is a weimaraner and we’ve written about her mischief before here,  about her hunting regime here and posted a puppy picture of her here. Taj retired from hunting this year when she turned 10 and not only is she missing her hunting, ... »

Black & White Sunday 12-22-13

Black & White Sunday 12-22-13

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

Calendar in PetsMove Diary

Calendar in PetsMove Diary

We are happy to announce we have added a calendar option on the Diary page in PetsMove.org. Many of you requested the ability to go back to a previous day to enter an activity because you forgot, or were away or whatever. We forgot to do it everyday too! Now, you don’t have to remember enter o... »

Wordless Wednesday 12-18-13

Wordless Wednesday 12-18-13

Christmas Photo Shoot Outtakes And as promised, Jack with the decorated tree.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Meet the Blogger

Hi, we’re joining the Meet the Blogger’s Hop today. Our hosts provided us with a list of questions to answer, but I couldn’t possibly answer all of those questions, so I picked the easy ones 🙂 I think this will be fun today – thanks to our co-hosts (listed below) for starting... »

SlimDoggy on eHow – How to Walk Your Dog Using a Treadmill

SlimDoggy on eHow – How to Walk Your Dog Using a Treadmill

For many dog owners, a dog treadmill can be a great tool to help keep their pet fit and healthy. Treadmills allow you to exercise your dog even if: The weather is too cold or rainy It is too dark outside before or after work If you have an injury and can’t run with your dog If you need to stay... »

SlimDoggy on eHow – How Much Do You Feed a Puppy?

We did a series of videos on dogs for eHow.com.  In this one, we answer the question: “How much to feed a puppy”. (yes, we paraphrased the exact question that eHow wanted us to answer, but ours is more general).   Rarely will you see a fat puppy.  This is because their metabolism is... »

More Christmas Memories

More Christmas Memories

This will be Jack’s third Christmas with us and Maggie’s second. I hate to admit being a scrooge, but we haven’t had a real Christmas celebration at our house in several years. Yes, we’ve celebrated it with family and gifts and all that, but I haven’t decorated the hous... »

Black & White Sunday 12-15-13

Black & White Sunday 12-15-13

Jack and his Christmas tree – pre-decoration. Check back on Wordless Wednesday to see him with his decorated tree.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

Duke’s Adventures

Duke’s Adventures

Hi, SlimDoggy Jack here again. A few weeks ago I wrote about our participation in the annual Pet Blogger Gift Exchange. We’ve been paired with the ever popular Duke the Dog and we wrote about Duke here. Well, mom did the actual typing – I just dictated. Duke has a couple of other cool th... »

RESOLVE TO MOVE YOUR MUTT! ~ Blog Hop

RESOLVE TO MOVE YOUR MUTT! ~ Blog Hop

We are excited to announce a NEW Blog Hop for 2014. Resolve to Move Your MUTT! We are sponsoring this Hop along with our co-host Keep the Tail Wagging as an New Year’s Challenge for everyone who makes resolutions to exercise themselves or their pet more often or to feed themselves or their pet... »

Dear Labby: Dog Tail Wagging

Dear Labby: Dog Tail Wagging

Dear Labby, Last week we rescued a 5-year old mutt from the shelter. She’s a great dog and we’re having lots of fun with her. My question is about her tail. It never seems to be wagging and always seems to be hanging low and sometimes it is even tucked between her legs. Does this mean sh... »

PetsMove.org Blogger Contest

PetsMove.org Blogger Contest

WOW! Big announcements yesterday from PetsMove about a virtual MOVE YOUR MUTT-A-THON event we are holding from Jan. 1-4th, 2014. You can read about it here. It’s going to be lots of fun for you and your pets, so be sure and join us. But more exciting news for all our Blogger friends is that as... »

What You Find on Craigslist

One of the blogs I read regularly is Keep the Tail Wagging. Kimberly recently lost one of her pups and soon found her boyfriend looking for a new pup on Craigslist. She was so appalled by what she encountered she decided to have this Blog Hop to help raise awareness and fight the proliferation of pu... »

Christmas Puppy Mischief

Christmas Puppy Mischief

Yep, this is going to be a good one…christmas + puppies + mischief, how can you go wrong? This story is about the first dog I had as an adult. Her name was Maxine (Max) and she was a beautiful fox red, yellow Labrador – never seen a lab as dark as her. We bred her twice. The first litter... »

Black & White Sunday 12-8-13

Black & White Sunday 12-8-13

Jack & Maggie stay alert as Steve hides the treats for ‘find the food’. They both cheat, but the watching doesn’t translate to a strategic plan when they get out – it’s a free for all.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog ... »

Who is Duke the Dog?

Who is Duke the Dog?

Hi, SlimDoggy Jack here! We’re joining up with the This ‘N That Thursday crew to talk about a number of different things today. I want to start with a big SHOUT OUT for my Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange partner, Duke from Life with Duke. Duke was adopted by his new family about 6 mont... »

Wordless Wednesday 12-4-13

Wordless Wednesday 12-4-13

I think this picture captures the transformation of our sweet Maggie May from a scared, fearful puppy mill breeder mom into the (mostly) confident beauty she is today. What do you think?   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

PetsMove Senior Winners!

PetsMove Senior Winners!

We are happy to announce our Senior Month WINNERS at PetsMove: Nellie Katie Cricket! (Cricket tied with Jack, but he’s not eligible 😉 ) Congratulations to the winners, you all MOVED a lot this month with Nellie topping the group with 182 PAWS, Katie accumulating 162 PAWS and Cricket pulling in... »

Dog Walkers – What to Look For

Dog Walkers – What to Look For

We’re happy to be joining the Walk Your Dog Blog Hop again this month. We read lots of really great information shared over the past month by our hosts and fellow hoppers on walking your dog and how to make it fun, challenging and a real workout, Be sure and check out all the previous posts. T... »

National Mutt Day Mischief

National Mutt Day Mischief

Tomorrow is a special day in Dogdom…it’s National Mutt Day. I know we have all sorts of special days and months for our pets, from Senior Pets Month to Deaf Pets Month and Pet Wellness Month and Feral Cat day – I mean just look at this list! But today is a special one, it’s N... »

Black & White Sunday 12-1-13

Black & White Sunday 12-1-13

Jack is thankful for giant bully sticks.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsor: Dachshund Nola »

This ‘N That Thursday Thanks – Turkey Day Infographic

This ‘N That Thursday Thanks – Turkey Day Infographic

We created a new infographic for Thanksgiving with some Turkey Day FIT tips. Tips for you and tips for your dog! Food tips, fitness tips. A little of this and a little of that. Enjoy.       We’ll be linking up to the special This ‘N That Thursday Thanksgiving edition spons... »

Wordless Wednesday 11-27-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-27-13

“Come on mom, let’s go, the park is waiting”.  Does your dog have that look that says, “HURRY UP”? This is Jack’s. You can’t see it but he’s practically bouncing up and down.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

More Senior Mischief

More Senior Mischief

In honor of Senior Pets Month, I’m writing my mischief posts on my senior dogs. Our most senior dog was Sally or Sweet Sally Brown.  Even though she’s no longer with us, she was the dog we had first and the one we had the longest. We’ve written about Sally in the past here and here... »

Black & White Sunday 11-24-13

Black & White Sunday 11-24-13

What’s he hiding his eyes from?   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: My Life in Blog Years, Dachshund Nola & You Did What With Your Weiner »

Senior Fit Tips

Senior Fit Tips

We have a new infographic to introduce today specifically for our seniors in honor of Senior Pet Month. Please spread the word about these tips and add your own thoughts and advice in our comments. »

MythBuster #8 Do Dogs Remember?

MythBuster #8 Do Dogs Remember?

Last spring they planted a crop of peppers in the fields at the end of our street. At the time, I posted a picture of Jack looking over the field wishing and hoping they were growing bacon. Well, the crop has grown and they harvested it 2 weeks ago. I posted some pictures of the workers and the big ... »

Wordless Wednesday 11-21-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-21-13

Just a few words with our Wordless Wednesday post. Those of you that follow our blog know that our sweet Maggie is (or was) a very fearful dog when we adopted her 18 months ago. She’s made great strides. This photo captures a bit of progress. Here she is doing a very good sit and down for Stev... »

Family Mischief – Senior Stories

Family Mischief – Senior Stories

In honor of Senior Pets Month, I want to tell a few senior stories over the next couple of weeks. We write about our seniors Jack & Maggie all the time, so today I thought I would write about my sister’s senior, Taj. My younger sister shares my love of dogs. I’ve written about her do... »

Black & White Sunday 11-17-13

Black & White Sunday 11-17-13

Here’s a photo from a few weeks ago on our Sunday morning walk. I haven’t taught her this, but Maggie always walks behind me like you see in this photo. Jack walks to my right and Maggie in back and directly behind me. Sometimes she wanders over to Jack’s right side, but most often... »

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