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PetsMove Senior Update

PetsMove Senior Update

We are half-way through Senior Pet Month and our Seniors over at PetsMove are doing a great job of showing up those youngsters. Two of our seniors, Katie & Wilson are consistently in the regular LeaderBoard as well as leaders on the Senior Board. Wilson suffered a slight injury this past week, s... »

Zuke’s Giveaways

Zuke’s Giveaways

Poor Jack, his head is about to explode with all the Zuke’s talk going on this month. In case you haven’t noticed they are having a huge giveaway – actually a couple of giveaways. The first giveaway I want to talk about is their #FueltheLove to #FueltheCure program. The campaign in... »

Fear Aggression in Dogs

Fear Aggression in Dogs

Don’t misunderstand, I am no expert when it comes to working with dogs with fear aggression. Jack had a touch of this problem, but with hard work and a good trainer, he’s worked through most of it and while he doesn’t joyfully greet strangers like our Sally did, he tolerates them. ... »

Wordless Wednesday 11-13-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-13-13

An afternoon hug.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Maggie Mischief

Maggie Mischief

Our little Maggie has really turned a corner from her original fearful self to a little mischief maker. Originally she was a dog who wouldn’t leave her bed when we first got her and now, she’s as bold as brass – as the nuns used to say to me when I talked back in grammar school. Sh... »

Black & White Sunday 11-10-13

Black & White Sunday 11-10-13

Jack looks like he’s really paying attention doesn’t he? I’ll give you ONE guess what it is…   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 »

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

This week is designated National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. I’m not sure who created the ‘week’, I think the Humane Society, but it’s certainly a worthy cause. Our shelters do amazing work with limited funds, resources and a growing overpopulation of dogs, c... »

Give Cancer the Paw

Give Cancer the Paw

When we first heard about this new Blog Hop – Give Cancer the Paw – we were anxious to participate since we lost our black Lab, Becca to osteosarcoma about 18 months ago. We wrote about our experience with Becca in our Tale of Tails: Becca series which documented her diagnosis, treatment... »

Wordless Wednesday 11-6-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-6-13

Today is the first Give Cancer the Paw blog hop and Pet Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of that, I created this collage of our sweet Becca who we lost to osteosarcoma about 18 months ago. She was a sweet girl, playful and loving. These are some of our early pictures when we first adopted her and... »

Walk Your Dog on Mischief Monday

Walk Your Dog on Mischief Monday

It never seems to fail that Jack gets into some mischief whenever I’m trying to do a ‘photo’ walk. For the new Walk Your Dog Hop, I wanted to share the view of our valley from the other side of the mountains around us, so last weekend we drove over to the one road that goes up to t... »

Black & White Sunday 11-3-13

Black & White Sunday 11-3-13

Maggie on our morning walk – that tree behind her was full of crows who started to fly away as soon as I started snapping pictures, but you can still see some of them. Very much Alfred Hitchcock &  “The Birds”.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thank... »

This ‘N That Thursday – Halloween Edition

This ‘N That Thursday – Halloween Edition

First, let’s get the Halloween fun out of the way. We tried and tried to get Jack into a big Jack-in-the-Box, but he kept telling me he’s not a cat and he’s not going to sit in a box. So we had to settle for this picture. Mom needs to work on her photoshop skills, but not too bad. ... »

Mythbuster #7 Dogs Hate Cats and Vice Versa

Mythbuster #7 Dogs Hate Cats and Vice Versa

This is a well known fact – Dogs hate cats and cats hate dogs – right? The animosity between the two species is well-documented through the ages in books, movies, cartoons and maybe even in your daily life. But is it true?     Of course not – if it was true how do explain... »

Black & White Sunday 10-27-13

Black & White Sunday 10-27-13

Is Maggie looking for the same thing Jack was?   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 »

PetsMove News: Senior Pet Month

PetsMove News: Senior Pet Month

  November is Senior Pet Month and in honor of our Seniors, we will be holding special senior contests and posting a special senior tribute in our Featured Dogs slide show. If you have a senior dog and want to be eligible for the senior contests and have your dog added to our slide show on the ... »

Dear Labby – Teeth Baring

Dear Labby – Teeth Baring

Dear Labby, When our two dogs play, Tally dances all around Taj trying to engage her. Taj being the older dog stands and looks at her, taunting her energetically, and every now and then she’ll give her a bit of a chase, which is exactly what Tally is trying to get her to do. This morning, Tall... »

Wordless Wednesday 10-23-13

Wordless Wednesday 10-23-13

What do you think Jack is looking for?   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Tale of Tails: Tino and the Surprise Visitor

Tale of Tails: Tino and the Surprise Visitor

One of my more scary stories of Tino has to do with a trip we took many years ago. We are not big travelers and we like to take the dogs with us whenever we take a vacation. Frequently we rent a cabin on Big Bear Lake and it’s a great relaxing time swimming, boating, hiking. We also like trave... »

Dear Labby: Playtime with Pup

Dear Labby: Playtime with Pup

Dear Labby, What games should I play with my dog? We just rescued a medium size dog (45 lbs) from the shelter. He seems really hyper. I walk him for 15-20 minutes every day, but he seems fixated on his ball and all he wants to do is play fetch. He is also very destructive in the house, chewing on th... »

K9 Kamp – Fitness Fun & Games

K9 Kamp – Fitness Fun & Games

We’ve been remiss in getting our K9 Kamp posts together and posted. The latest K9 Kamp Challenge is Fitness Fun & Games. Everything Jack does is a game to him, so this is an easy one. But neither Jack or Maggie like to play fetch, or tug, or chase, so we decided to do the one thing they bo... »

Wordless Wednesday 10-16-13

Wordless Wednesday 10-16-13

  BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

PetsMove News

PetsMove News

If you joined PetsMove earlier this month, you probably received one of these cool inspiration bands offered by one of our PetsMove sponsors, DogTread. They were so well received that DogTread is extending the offer for an additional two weeks. To get one, get on over to PetsMove, Register and sign-... »

SlimDoggy Fit Tips #1

SlimDoggy Fit Tips #1

Here’s our first SlimDoggy Fit Tips infograph. Our great readers her on the blog and on Facebook submitted so many tips and success stories, we couldn’t fit it all in one chart, so we will be doing these regularly. If your tip doesn’t appear on this one, don’t worry, it will ... »

Monday Mischief – Bath Time

Monday Mischief – Bath Time

Hi everyone, Jack here. Last week I started to get a little itchy again, so momz said it was bath time for me and Maggie. Maggie couldn’t figure out why my itching meant she had to have a bath, but I guess that’s just the way momz think. I thought I would take this opportunity to share s... »

Black & White Sunday 10-13-13

Black & White Sunday 10-13-13

Jack showing off his SlimDoggy cap. Want one? Visit our store. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: My Life in Blog Years, Dachshund Nola »

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

It’s been busy over at SlimDoggy this week, what with Walk Your Mutt Monday and Pet Obesity Awareness Day and our usual FitDog Friday to prepare for. We’ve got so many loose ends to tie up. We had a Dear Labby post we were going to put up, but wanted to wrap up some outstanding notices f... »

Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Wordless Wednesday Edition

Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Wordless Wednesday Edition

In support of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, we created an infographic with some thought-provoking facts and figures on the pet obesity problem in the US. We plan to create a second infographic this month highlighting reader tips & advice for keeping their pets fit as well as featuring some... »

Walks With My Dogs

Walks With My Dogs

I’ve had dogs in my life for most of my adult life – about 26 years (not to age myself or anything). These dogs include my first, Maxine and then Sally, Tino, Becca, Jack & Maggie, in order of appearance. I am and have always been diligent about walking my dogs. Luckily, I’m a ... »

Black & White Sunday 10-6-13

Black & White Sunday 10-6-13

 Jack & Maggie doing a little sunbathing on the back deck.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner, My Life in Blog Years, Dachshund Nola »

Pet Wellness Mythbusters #6

Pet Wellness Mythbusters #6

We’re adding to our MythBuster series today and focusing on wellness myths since it’s Pet Wellness Month. What is Pet Wellness? It’s just what you think – keeping your pet fit, health and “well”. It’s preventative medicine for your pet. Many vets provide spe... »

Wordless Wednesday 10-2-13

Wordless Wednesday 10-2-13

Morning Walk   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Monday Mischief? Barely…

Monday Mischief? Barely…

I know today is Monday Mischief – one of our favorite Blog Hops, but we have something more important to talk about today. We are hijacking the Mischief post to talk about Pet Wellness. Can’t believe that it is almost October already but it is and October is National Pet Wellness month. ... »

Black & White Sunday 9-29-13

Black & White Sunday 9-29-13

This is a picture of my brother’s dog from many years ago. Her name was Serene. She looks the part doesn’t she? She was the most beautiful dog – a cross between a border collie and a golden retriever – or at least that’s what she looked like. She was as smart as a whip ... »

Dear Labby

Dear Labby

Dear Labby, We just got a new puppy from the shelter. We don’t really know what he is, but he looks kind of like a shepherd/golden mix. We like to take him everywhere so that he gets socialized. He’s really pretty well-behaved for a pup. The shelter said they thought he was 6 months old.... »

I’m So Ashamed….

I’m So Ashamed….

  We’re joining Kol’s Notesand My Brown Newfies for a fun day of Human-Shaming. What does your human have to be ashamed of? »

Wordless Wednesday 9-25-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-25-13

Jack at the beach – do you think he likes it?     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Mover of the Month

Mover of the Month

Announcing our MOVERS OF THE MONTH Contest! We will be awarding prizes every month for our Movers of the Month. This prize will be awarded to selected PetsMover member(s) who have accumulated the most PAWS as well as participated & promoted the PetsMove initiative to their friends and family. Al... »

SlimDoggy Mythbuster #5 – Poop

SlimDoggy Mythbuster #5 – Poop

Yes, you read that right, we’re mythbusting about poop today. We’re joining Sugar, the Golden Retriever’s Scoop that Poop blog hop – a hop dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of scooping your dog’s poop. Along with Dogster.com they’ve created a great ... »

Black & White Sunday 9-22-13

Black & White Sunday 9-22-13

This is a photo of our sweet Becca sleeping peacefully in her bed. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

SlimDoggy MythBuster #4 – Dog’s Aging

SlimDoggy MythBuster #4 – Dog’s Aging

Today’s mythbusting is about dog’s aging. We all know dog’s life expectancy is much shorter than humans, so they age much faster.  And we’ve probably all heard that one year in human aging is equivalent to 7 years in dog aging. That’s pretty fast and…not all that ... »

Wordless Wednesday 9-18-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-18-13

SlimDoggy Jack – how handsome is he… BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Jack and the Dog Door

Jack and the Dog Door

Today we have some SlimDoggy Jack Monday Mischief. Last week, the fallen avocados became overwhelming and we just couldn’t let the dogs out in the front yard anymore until we get them cleaned up. Not a big deal until it came time for a game of “find the food”. This is a serious and... »

Black & White Sunday 9-15-13

Black & White Sunday 9-15-13

A bit of a different B&W Sunday post for us this week. We wanted to capture our announcement of PetsMove on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy and share it with all of you and encourage you to join us at PetsMove.org.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop s... »

PetsMove TV Announcement

PetsMove TV Announcement

Watch the announcement of PetsMove on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy: http://thepetshow.tv/ »

Wordless Wednesday 9-11-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-11-13

Can’t even begin to imagine what she was doing just sitting there like that. BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

SlimDoggy MythBuster #3: Are Dogs Colorblind?

SlimDoggy MythBuster #3: Are Dogs Colorblind?

Today’s myth busting is on something I think we’ve all believed for some time and only recently beginning to hear otherwise and that is that dogs are colorblind. I’ve always heard – and believed that they were, that they were able to see only varying shades of grey/black/whit... »

Black & White Sunday 9-8-13

Black & White Sunday 9-8-13

Tino, snuggled up with me for an afternoon nap. He usually preferred to spend his days outside, but sometimes he would come in on the weekends and just want a little cuddle – especially as he got older. He’s been gone over two years now and neither Jack or Maggie are cuddlers, so I miss ... »

Dear Labby

Dear Labby

Dear Labby, I’ve always heard that if you are going to have two dogs, it’s best to mix the sex, to have one girl and one boy, otherwise you run the risk of same sex rivalry and fights. Is there any truth to this? What do I do if I want three dogs? Sibling Rivalry   Dear Sibling, Tha... »

Wordless Wednesday 9-4-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-4-13

Our first picture of Jack. You can’t really tell how overweight (105lbs) he was in this picture, but you can see how heavily he is panting. He panted like a race horse for the first 3 days we had him. He weighed in at 79lbs today at the vet.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! ... »

Maggie Mischief

Maggie Mischief

We love Mischief Mondays, but to be honest our senior dogs Jack & Maggie are usually pretty good, so I don’t always have good mischief to report. But this week is different. Our dog Maggie has some fear issues. We’ve written about her in our Tale of Tails series that you can read her... »

Black & White Sunday 9-1-13

Black & White Sunday 9-1-13

 Our sweet chocolate lab: Sweet Sally Brown circa 2003. She looks like a puppy doesn’t she, but she was eight.     We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

SlimDoggy MythBuster #2

SlimDoggy MythBuster #2

Today’s myth-busting is about a dog’s mouth. Maybe you’ve heard the old wives tale that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a humans? Is it true? Let’s break it down. Here’s a list of things I see Jack put in his mouth almost every day: dog food grass coyote poop rabbit... »

Dear Labby

Dear Labby

Dear Labby, We just adopted a dog from the local shelter and we love her like crazy already, but her long nails are scratching our hardwood floors and she makes a lot of noise with them, clickety-click-click. I’ve never had to cut my dogs toenails before – am I supposed to do that? And h... »

Wordless Wednesday 8-27-13

Wordless Wednesday 8-27-13

    BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

SlimDoggy MythBuster #1

SlimDoggy MythBuster #1

Today we are starting a new semi-regular series on dog myths. There are lots of myths out there about dogs, dog food, dog health and dog behavior. Lots of misinformation, lots of ‘google’ expert advice and lots of plain untruths. We’re going to help dispel some of these and give yo... »

Black & White Sunday 8-25-13

Black & White Sunday 8-25-13

I gave Jack & Maggie small knuckle bones last night as a treat. Maggie still isn’t quite sure what to do with them and sometimes she just leaves it and goes back to her bed, sometimes she chews on it a bit. and then leaves it. Last night when I went to take them from them, she was nowhere ... »

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

Being fairly new to this blogging community we are very grateful for the support that we’ve received from our fellow bloggers and their faithful readers. We have been fortunate enough to receive several award nominations in the last few months and have been negligent in fully responding to the... »

Wordless Wednesday 8-21-13

Wordless Wednesday 8-21-13

Tino taking a break, reading the Sunday paper.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Monday Mischief – Senior Style

Monday Mischief – Senior Style

August was designated Senior Pet Awareness Month by BlogPaws. We appreciate the special honor and treatment for seniors as the older guys are very dear to us – to most of us I think.  We have written several posts about seniors this month including: Exercise Tips for Senior Dogs Exercise Alter... »

Black & White Sunday 8-18-13

Black & White Sunday 8-18-13

What kind of crazy tree is this?   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

Geocaching FitDog!

Geocaching FitDog!

Hi, SlimDoggy Jack here. Today for FitDog Friday, we decided to get out and take part in this geocaching craze and join our friends Gizmo and Finn & Charley for GeoDog Day! What is geocaching? Gizmo and Finn & Charley talk about it all the time on their blogs, but basically it’s kind o... »

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

This month has been designated Senior Pet Month by BlogPaws. They created a great Infographic to help bring attention to the health concerns of seniors as well as the benefits of seniors – they provided some statistics on seniors too. Did you know that 84% of those surveyed believe senior pets... »

Wordless Wednesday 8-14-13

Wordless Wednesday 8-14-13

An oldie, but goodie. Our chocolate lab Sally with Tino and their friend Lucy. circa 2000       BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Maggie Makes up for her Mischief

Maggie Makes up for her Mischief

Hi, Jack here again, writing for Mischief Monday. Last Monday, we wrote about our Gotcha Day outing to the stream. Maggie got into some mischief by running across the stream to a trail on the other side and then off into the woods. Mom had to wade across the stream and run after her. That was pretty... »

Black & White Sunday 8-11-13

Black & White Sunday 8-11-13

Beautiful black & white dogs running on the beach on a grey LA morning. No need for photoshop to fit Black & White Sunday.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop.   Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola  ... »

Happy BarkDay Sugar!

Happy BarkDay Sugar!

Happy 12th BarkDay to our friend Sugar! From SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie May   Join the BarkDay Blog Hop:     »

Tale of Tails: Tino and the bird.

Tale of Tails: Tino and the bird.

When we lived in Thousand Oaks, our house had a small courtyard in the front. The courtyard was gated with a locked gate, so we frequently left the sliding door to the courtyard opened for Sally & Tino so they could go out and sun themselves while we were at work all day. Tino in particular love... »

Wordless Wednesday 8-7-13

Wordless Wednesday 8-7-13

What ARE they thinking? I think their posture speaks volumes…     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Gotcha Day – Part 2

Gotcha Day – Part 2

Hi, SlimDoggy here again. Today we got to have Part 2 of our “Gotcha Day” celebration since dad wasn’t sick anymore. We got to go on an outing to the park that has the river, well it’s really more of a stream, but it’s fun cause it’s wet and muddy and smelly! Magg... »

Black & White Sunday 8-4-13

Black & White Sunday 8-4-13

Here’s my final look back at our family’s collies and one of Vicky’s litters (with my grandfather & parents). The mother of this litter was Vicky who we featured in our B&W Sunday post a few weeks ago.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to ... »

Dear Labby: Eye color?

Dear Labby: Eye color?

  Dear Labby, We fell in love with dog at the shelter because of her beautiful eyes. One was blue and one was brown and they were so expressive. Our friends tell us that maybe there is something wrong with her or that she might become aggressive. Should we be worried? Blue-eyed Belle   &nb... »

Wordless Wednesday 7-31-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-31-13

    BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Gotcha Day – Part 1

Gotcha Day – Part 1

Hi, SlimDoggy here writing about my Gotcha Day party – a celebration of when my little sister Maggie & I were adopted. Since dad was sick (caught a cold at SuperZoo) we only had a mini-celebration and momz says next week we will do a bigger party! For our mini-celebration, momz bought us m... »

Black & White Sunday 7-28-13

Black & White Sunday 7-28-13

Another oldie but goodie. My grandfather raised collies as you saw last week, but when my parents got their own dog, my dad insisted on a Boxer. This is our Boxer, Heidi. I don’t really remember her much, just stories from my dad about her…guess she wasn’t too smart.   We̵... »

Wordless Wednesday 7-24-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-24-13

      BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Jack & Maggie’s Birthday

Jack & Maggie’s Birthday

If you read our blog, you know that our two dogs, SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie are rescues. We rescued Jack in 2011 and Maggie in 2012 when our dog’s Tino and Becca passed. Since they are both rescues we’re not really sure of their birthdays. Jack was found wandering in the mountains abov... »

Black & White Sunday 7-21-13

Black & White Sunday 7-21-13

I’ve mentioned before that my grandfather used to raise and show Collies. Then my brother and I got allergies and Papa had to give up the dogs, and the boarding kennel. Luckily I got over the allergies when I got older, but poor Papa, he had to give away all his beauties. Thankfully, we have m... »

Jack & Maggie at School – Day 2

Jack & Maggie at School – Day 2

Thursday night was our 2nd day of ‘socialization class’. We missed last week because of momz work and the week before was July 4th, so we kind of forgot how much fun it was. There was a ‘new kid’ in class this week – a youngish Labbie looking guy, who loved to bark! He ... »

Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Love?

Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Love?

Dear Labby, I have one dog – a wonderful mixed breed, but mostly lab/pittie that we rescued from the local shelter. I’d like to adopt another dog, but we wonder and worry about having two dogs and how they will get along. I’ve heard some horror stories about dogs not getting along.... »

Wordless Wednesday 7-17-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-17-13

An action shot of SlimDoggy friend Hooper – a gorgeous Borzoi zooming down a hill at Griffith Park in LA. Talk about fast runners, these guys have serious speed…   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Blog the Change for Seniors

Blog the Change for Seniors

Today is “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 animal causes that are near & dear to them in an effort to raise awareness and support for their cause. We... »

Black & White Sunday 7-14-13

Black & White Sunday 7-14-13

      We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

Is my Dog Weird?

Is my Dog Weird?

I posted a question on our FaceBook page last week asking about weird behaviors your dogs perform. I was prompted to do this by some of the odd habits and behaviors of my own dogs and wondered if others had the same experience. Well, based on the feedback, you sure do. Let me start with my stories. ... »

Wordless Wednesday 7-10-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-10-13

 Wordless Wednesday No words necessary, I’m sure you can guess what they are doing…   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Protein & Fats & Carbs, Oh My!

Protein & Fats & Carbs, Oh My!

This week we continue our analysis of dog food data so that we can provide you with some benchmarks with which to judge the merits of your dog food choices.  We closed last week’s post by posing a question: Does the average dog food contain more protein, fat, or carbohydrates? Based on our prior pos... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Deer

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Deer

In our continuing series about Tino and his mischievous run-ins with various critters, our next installment is about Tino & the deer. This happened many years ago – Tino was in his prime, probably about 4 years old. We frequently ran & hiked in a place called Cherry Canyon in LaCanada,... »

Help Us Help Others

Help Us Help Others

We were pleasantly surprised when we were nominated for “The Petties” this year. The Petties are awards given out each year by DogTime.com for the best pet blogs in a variety of categories and we were nominated for Best Mobile Phone App! That’s pretty cool in and of itself, but eve... »

B&W Sunday: Tale of Tails: Becca Pt.2

B&W Sunday: Tale of Tails: Becca Pt.2

Last Sunday, I posted a picture of our Becca getting a laser treatment for her fused spine & arthritis. I thought this Sunday I would wrap up our Tale of Tails series on Becca. You can read Part 1 here. Picking up from Part I, we had just received a diagnosis that no pet parent wants to hear ... »

From Celery to Peppers

From Celery to Peppers

A few weeks ago we wrote about the celery field at the end of our street. It was pretty cool to see the celery in the ground, even though neither Jack or Maggie like it much. Well, they’ve plowed the field over and now they’ve planted red peppers again. They’ve planted these before... »

Wordless Wednesday 7-3-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-3-13

Wordless Wednesday There are no words, I think we all recognize the sad face of a dog waiting for mom to come home. BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Jack & Maggie at School

Jack & Maggie at School

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie had their first ‘socialization’ class last week. Our main purpose in enrolling them was for both of them to get more comfortable around other dogs. Maggie, coming from a breeder farm, was around other dogs all the time, but judging from the bite wounds on her ... »

Black & White Sunday 6-30-13

Black & White Sunday 6-30-13

Here’s a picture of our Becca getting laser treatment for her fused spine…and very arthritic paws. You can see in the picture how larger her paws are – it’s from her days as a service dog. You can read more about Becca in our Tale of Tails series on her.   We’re jo... »

Tips for Running With Your Dog

Tips for Running With Your Dog

I love running. Even more, I love running with my dogs. I have been running with my dogs for almost 20 years now, starting with Sweet Sally Brown, then Tino, Becca , and now Maggie and Jack. We are fortunate that since we moved to the West Coast, we have lived near great parks and trails, which make... »

Dear Labby is on vacation…

Dear Labby is on vacation…

Dear Labby is on vacation this week, so his little sister, Maggie is filling in for him. Maggie wanted to join This N’ That Thursday because that’s what she wants to write about – a little of this and a little of that…     1. You might remember Jack & I particip... »

Wordless Wednesday 6-25-13

Wordless Wednesday 6-25-13

It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop!I know this is supposed to be “wordless”, but seriously, what is he thinking?? I was cleaning poop in the backyard and he’s standing in the doorway just watching…with that look.  BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog ho... »

Maggie goes Rebel

Maggie goes Rebel

If you read our Blog, you’ve probably read about our dog Maggie. We adopted Maggie just about a year ago from a rescue that had saved her from breeder farm where Maggie was a breeder mom. She was skinny, malnourished and afraid of her own shadow. We’ve worked hard over the past year to get her fit a... »

SlimDoggy at The Petties?

SlimDoggy at The Petties?

Being new to this whole pet blogging thing this year, we hadn’t heard about The Petties, DogTime.com’s annual awards until a few weeks ago. And even then, we didn’t really give it much thought until this past week as we saw more and more of our blogging buddies talking about it, but we thought... »

Black & White Sunday 6-23-13

Black & White Sunday 6-23-13

SlimDoggy’s cousin Taj lives near San Diego, CA. This picture is from nine years ago when she was a mere pup. Taj is a trained hunting Weimaraner and goes to Mexico with her dad all the time to go hunting. SlimDoggy cousin, Taj   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Than... »

Doggie DNA

Doggie DNA

I wrote a FaceBook post yesterday regarding Canine DNA tests and asked whether folks had them done and what they thought of the results. I posted a picture of our dog Tino and asked what breed people thought he was based on his looks. We got lots of interesting answers from Rhodesian Ridgeback/Shar ... »

Wordless Wednesday 6-19-13

Wordless Wednesday 6-19-13

It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

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