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SlimDoggy Sabbatical

SlimDoggy Sabbatical

Those of you that follow us regularly may have noticed we haven’t been posting recently. We wanted to give you an update and fill you in on what’s been happening here at SlimDoggy. We have been busy with our dogs, Jack & Coco. Jack is recovering nicely from his toe amputation, but he... »

Introducing Coco (aka Coco-bean)

Introducing Coco (aka Coco-bean)

The SlimDoggy family has expanded. We have adopted a sweet little chocolate morsel named Coco. Coco was turned into the shelter when her family lost their home in the fires in Kern County, California this summer. She was then taken in as a foster by an LA rescue organization. We first saw her on Pet... »

Why Does My Dog Greet Me With a Toy?

Why Does My Dog Greet Me With a Toy?

One of the most lovable behaviors of our dog Sally was her affection for her stuffed bear. When we first brought her home as an eight week old puppy, we gave her a stuffed bear that was about the same size of her for comfort. She became attached to that bear from the very beginning. She slept with i... »

Dog Friendly National Parks

Dog Friendly National Parks

Making plans for your summer vacation? Hope you’re planning on taking your pooch along with you. Here’s a great infographic with plenty of ideas for dog friendly National Parks: Courtesy of: Bones and Biscuits   »

SlimDoggy Jack Health Update

SlimDoggy Jack Health Update

We’ve had some health issues with both Jack & Maggie lately and a lot has happened since our last post about them, so I thought I’d provide an update and outlook. I’ll start with Jack and provide a post for Maggie after her Doctor’s appointment this week.     J... »

What Non-Dog Owners Don’t Get

What Non-Dog Owners Don’t Get

I remember when Tino developed glaucoma and was going blind. It was a pretty traumatic experience – more for US than for Tino. He actually adapted quite easily and quickly. But for us, it was hard because I felt such empathy for him. I wanted to baby him and take care of him, but realized that... »

Importance of Training Your Dog

Importance of Training Your Dog

We don’t discuss dog training very much here at SlimDoggy. Mainly because we are not dog trainers and to be honest, not even very good at training our dogs. We train them just enough so they are as well-behaved as we need them to be.   Quite a justification, huh? Maybe we’re just la... »

Can an adopted dog be loyal?

Can an adopted dog be loyal?

Dear Labby,   We’ve been thinking about adopting a dog from the shelter. I don’t think we’re prepared for a puppy, but I worry about an older dog. Will they bond to my family? Is it better to get a puppy? Does it upset a dog to get a new family? Will they ever learn to be loya... »

The Hullabaloo Over Hugging your Dog

The Hullabaloo Over Hugging your Dog

You may have seen a series of article recently regarding the advisability of hugging your dog. In the initial article titled »

What’s in a Bark?

What’s in a Bark?

Dogs bark. It’s a fact of life. Some bark more than others, some howl, some yip, some have a deep resounding bark. It’s one of the ways that dogs communicate with us.   Sally was probably what I would call an average barker. She’d let out a bark or two when someone knocked at ... »

Does Your Dog Frustrate You?

Does Your Dog Frustrate You?

We all LOVE our dogs, that’s a fact. It’s unlikely you would even be reading this blog if you don’t have a dog that you love.   But dogs can also be the most frustrating family member. Right?     Our first dog, Sally was a beautiful little bundle of Chocolate Lab lov... »

Does Your Dog Like to Travel?

Does Your Dog Like to Travel?

We are not a big traveling family. We’ve traveled so much for work over the years, getting to stay home is a luxury. Plus, with two “large” dogs, traveling can be a challenge. I am uncomfortable with putting the dogs in the cargo hold on a plane, so that limits travel to places we ... »

Teaching Dog Tricks

Teaching Dog Tricks

We’ve never been big on dog tricks. Yes, we’ve taught our dogs to fetch and sit and lie down – but those are hardly what I would call tricks. I’ve always wanted to have a dog that could play dead when I pretended to shoot him or balance things on their nose, or even high five... »

Mythbuster – Tug of War Leads to Aggression

Mythbuster – Tug of War Leads to Aggression

We’ve probably all heard it said, or been warned by a dog trainer that dogs playing tug of war leads to aggression and should be avoided. Makes no difference if they are playing with you or with another dog, the act of tug and the associated victory of possession creates jealousy and possessiv... »

Why can dogs learn their names and cats cannot?

Why can dogs learn their names and cats cannot?

One of the main training techniques every dog owner tries to master is recall, getting your dog to come back to you when you call them by name. Dogs easily learn their names and respond to it – whether they come back to you or not is a different story.   But what about cats? They are noto... »

Do Dogs Understand Death?

Do Dogs Understand Death?

If you follow us on Facebook, you know that a few weeks ago my sister’s dog Tally passed away. She was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma about 4 months ago. She initially had surgery to remove a large tumor in her abdomen and then was treated conservatively. She had a few months relatively “... »

Does your dog talk to you?

Does your dog talk to you?

I know dogs don’t really “talk”, at least not in English…or any other human language. But do they still talk to us with their barks, their eyes, their body?   I noticed something about Jack recently that has sparked this post. Jack developed some incontinence issues abou... »

Mystery Solved

Mystery Solved

In the past we’ve written about the various crops grown at the farms around our house where we walk the dogs. We have avocados – tons of them – even in our own yard, lemons, oranges, tomatoes, celery and red peppers.   A few months ago, we noticed they planted something differ... »

What’s the Grossest Thing Your Dog Ever Ate?

What’s the Grossest Thing Your Dog Ever Ate?

Jack holds the crown in our household for eating the most gross things, although Sally would be a very close second. Jack’s first instinct is to put it in his mouth. Hold something out to him and he goes to eat it, whether it’s food, a paper towel, a toy or his leash. “Eat first, a... »

Book Review: I Could Chew on This

Book Review: I Could Chew on This

I got a great gift from my sister-in-law for Christmas. It’s a book called “I Could Chew on This…and other poems by dogs” by Francesco Marciuliano (who also wrote I Could Pee on This). It’s been out for a few years, but this is the first I saw it.   It’s a gr... »

Silent Dog Whistles – Do they work?

Silent Dog Whistles – Do they work?

Jack’s hearing has been declining the last year or so – to the point where if he is more than a few feet away, he really only responds to clapping and if more than a few feet, well forget it. I thought I would buy a dog whistle to see if that helped, or if he could hear it better or at a... »

2015 in Review

2015 in Review

For the 2014 New Year, we asked our readers to share a photo of their dogs proclaiming their resolutions for the year. Many of you participated and we hope you go back and look at your resolutions and see how you did.   Last year, we didn’t make any ‘formal’ resolutions for 20... »

Why do Dogs Howl?

Why do Dogs Howl?

Does your dog howl? Of all of our dogs, only Tino howled, and only occasionally – mainly when he heard fire engines or the ice cream truck. It was odd because those two don’t have the same pitch or tone at all. They sound nothing alike, so why did he howl to them? Steve could also get Ti... »

FitDog Christmas

FitDog Christmas

We are taking a break from our normal FitDog Friday post today to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year. We will be back to our regularly scheduled FitDog routines next week!     »

Maggie’s Letter to Santa

Maggie’s Letter to Santa

The other day, we turned the blog over to Jack for his letter to Santa…Maggie insisted on her own time for her letter too, so here you go:   Dear Santa, My brother Jack has asked for a freezer full of bacon for Christmas and listed all the ways he has been good this past year. I will admi... »

SlimDoggy Santa

SlimDoggy Santa

We haven’t joined Wordless Wednesday for a while, but I think this photo series is appropriate – I don’t need any words for you to understand how Jack feels about the Santa hat.     »

Jack’s Letter to Santa

Jack’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I have been an EXCELLENT dog this year and have followed every single one of the house rules. Mom even wrote about it: “Rule Follower and Rule Breaker” so there is documented proof.   I have: Followed mom everywhere she goes as closely as I can even though it gets crowde... »

Jack’s New Friend

Jack’s New Friend

A few weeks ago Jack had a visitor for a couple of days. We introduced her on Facebook, but thought we would write a post about Jack’s new girl, “Z” a 2 year old Pittie – isn’t she cute, what a face!     Actually, Jack is a little perplexed by “Z”.... »

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

You are probably familiar with the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the places you’ll go”. It was his last published book and has evolved into somewhat of a motivational tome for graduates, or anyone facing a life change or challenge. I just think it’s a fun book with some fun quotes tha... »

The Labrador Handbook

The Labrador Handbook

We were fortunate to be given a copy of Pippa Mattinson’s new book: The Labrador Handbook to review.   Pippa is a zoologist and the founder of The Gun Dog Trust, the UK’s first gundog training and welfare charity. She manages a website of her own as well as The Labrador Site which h... »

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Jack and Maggie want to wish all of our family, friends, dog buddies and even the cats who follow us, a very Happy Thanksgiving. Remember not to eat too much, but if you do, make sure to get out for an afternoon walk and work off those extra calories.   The last two years, we published our Than... »

SlimDoggy Jack’s 5 Favorite Activities

SlimDoggy Jack’s 5 Favorite Activities

I have to admit that Maggie has been getting most of the attention around the house lately…and many of our blog posts are related to her and her care. Jack is demanding equal time, so today is Jack’s day, devoted to all things Jack. We thought a good place to start would be a review of h... »

Why I Love My Dog – Maggie

Why I Love My Dog – Maggie

A while back I wrote a post about why I love my dog and included a list of five things Jack does that make me smile and think how lucky I am to have him. It’s easy to love Jack. He’s a love bug. He loves us and shows it in everything he does, every look, every action, all day, every day.... »

Happy Halloween from Jack & Maggie

Happy Halloween from Jack & Maggie

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Dog Myths

Dog Myths

SlimDoggy has had a long standing series on dog myths called Mythbusters. We’ve addressed all sorts of different dog myths from Dogs and cats hating each other to dogs being colorblind.   Today, I wanted to take a mythbusting look at BREED myths. Many different breeds have myths associate... »

What does your dog say with their eyes?

What does your dog say with their eyes?

I was reading a blog post the other day that was reporting on the increased level of oxytocin found in the bloodstream of people who had been gazing into their dog’s eyes, It found more oxytocin in the dog’s urine as well! They called it an oxytocin feedback loop – “A dog’s g... »

Walk Your Dog Week

Walk Your Dog Week

October is a month focused on pet fitness. It’s Pet Obesity Awareness Month and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention runs it’s annual survey.   The first week of October is also Walk Your Dog Week which was started a few years ago by Colleen Paige, a self-ascribed “Celeb... »

Does Your Dog Have a Best Friend?

Does Your Dog Have a Best Friend?

We mean besides you of course. Does your dog have a best ‘dog’ friend – someone they play with, go on adventures with, share trouble-making schemes? Is it another dog in your household, a neighbor dog, or someone they play with at the dog park?   Jack and Maggie are both loner... »

Changes to our Routine: Casual Walking

Changes to our Routine: Casual Walking

Since Maggie was diagnosed with OSA, we’ve been adjusting our exercise routine with her. We’ve stopped running with her and reduced the length and speed of her daily walks. Jack has benefited from our reduced routine since his age is starting to show and he doesn’t really need to r... »

Dogs In Guinness Book of Records

Dogs In Guinness Book of Records

When I was younger, the Guinness Book of World Records fascinated me. I don’t know why, I never had any designs to actually BE in the book, I guess it was just fun to read about the crazy stuff people would do to get their name in the record book. They used to be pretty straightforward, the bi... »

Do Male and Female Dogs Behave Differently?

Do Male and Female Dogs Behave Differently?

Over the years we have had both male and female dogs. We did a post a while back on the difference in appearance between males and females, but today we’re going to take a look at differences in behavior.   Conventional wisdom used to be that male dogs were tougher and more aggressive tha... »

What’s Up with Dogs and Baths?

What’s Up with Dogs and Baths?

Our Sally loved to swim. Any chance she got she would splash in a puddle, wade in a stream or jump in a pool. Once she even hopped into the horse trough at Griffith Park. She loved water…except bath water.   She would allow us to lead her into the bathroom, lift her into the tub and bath ... »

Choosing the Right Dog Bed

Choosing the Right Dog Bed

There are so many dog bed choices out there, and it seems fancier – and more expensive beds are introduced all the time. Years ago when I had my first Lab, Maxine, she slept on the floor with a couple of blankets. Sally & Tino both slept on the bed, although we had a couple of dog beds in... »

How to Tell if Your Dog is Happy

How to Tell if Your Dog is Happy

We have had five dogs over the course of the 20+ years we’ve lived in California. We started with Sally, who we got as a sweet little 8 week old pup. Then we added Tino about 2 years later. When Sally passed away we adopted Becca, when Tino passed away we adopted Jack and then when Becca passe... »

Dear Labby, Are Dogs Bilingual?

Dear Labby, Are Dogs Bilingual?

Dear Labby,   My friend, who lived in Germany for three years has a dog who understands both German and English. Can I teach my dog to be bilingual?   Dog Linguist     Dear Linguist,   This seems like a simple question to answer, of course they are. They are not only bilingu... »

Our Trip to Big Bear

Our Trip to Big Bear

We just returned from our annual trip to Big Bear Lake. Of the four of us, we think that Maggie probably had the best time of all of us.     She really took to the water this year – as soon as she saw it she waded in a few feet, then a few feet more and then off she went swimming awa... »

What Tino Refused to Eat

What Tino Refused to Eat

Many years ago, my dad came to stay with us for a few months while my mom had back surgery and we prepared to move them both out to California to be closer to us. We still had Sally & Tino at the time and Tino and my dad were great friends…as you can see. Both Sally & Tino also knew ... »

How Do Dogs Make Decisions?

How Do Dogs Make Decisions?

Last week we wrote about about the different strategies our dogs Jack & Maggie use when playing a game. It got me thinking more and more about how dogs think and how they make decisions. You may not realize it, but just like you, your dog makes hundreds of decisions each day… Do I go get ... »

SlimDoggy Mythbuster: Can Dogs See Television?

SlimDoggy Mythbuster: Can Dogs See Television?

Does your dog watch TV? Neither Jack or Maggie pay any attention to the TV. As a matter of fact, none of my dogs have even acknowledged it’s existence. And yet, you see Youtube videos and Facebook posts all the time of dogs raptly watching another dog on TV or barking at a cat commercial. I wo... »

2015 FitDog Fitness Quiz & Blog Hop Winners

2015 FitDog Fitness Quiz & Blog Hop Winners

We are happy to announce our 2015 FitDog Fitness Quiz winner is KB & Shyla from Romping and Rolling in the Rockies. We had over 35 entries and 10 of our readers got a perfect score 10 out of 10! Glad to see we have some FitDogs and smart owners out there!   KB & Shyla win a $50 AMEX g... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

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SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

This week’s theme for the #52Snapshots, #PBSG photo challenge is FOOLISH. I’m sure many folks will come up with ‘foolish’ photos of their dog and well, we aren’t one to buck the tide – especially when I have this character. I don’t know how she gets in these... »

5 Reasons TO Get a Dog

5 Reasons TO Get a Dog

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post on 5 Reasons NOT to Get a Dog. It generated some good conversation and hopefully, if the right people read it, they will think twice about their decision before jumping into dog ownership.   Thinking about reasons to get a dog is much easier. Sometimes, all you ... »

SlimDoggy Jack | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack | Wordless Wednesday

This week’s #52Snapshots and #PBSG theme is SPRING! Jack dons his favorite SlimDoggy bandana and checks out some of the flowers in our garden.   »

SlimDoggy Jack | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack | Wordless Wednesday

Hey, that’s not how you use the FitBone Jack…   »

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

Jack was bored the other day and wanted to play a game of Would You Rather? Wikipedia defines the game as: “a conversation or party game that poses a dilemma in the form of a question beginning with “would you rather”. The dilemma can be between two supposedly good options, such as... »

SlimDoggy is Acquired by Petnet.io

SlimDoggy is Acquired by Petnet.io

We are pleased to announce that SlimDoggy has been acquired by Petnet. Petnet is an innovative iOT (internet of things) technology company that is building a “Smart” line of pet products including the Smart Feeder and Smart Bowl. Petnet will be integrating the SlimDoggy pet food database of almost 6... »

Is Your Dog Accident Prone?

Is Your Dog Accident Prone?

Is there such a thing as being “accident prone”? I know we talk about some humans as being accident prone if they tend to get in car accidents or fall down stairs or trip on curbs, or many different sorts of accidents. I don’t think it’s something that’s genetic, I thin... »

Are Dogs Typically Right-pawed or Left-pawed?

Are Dogs Typically Right-pawed or Left-pawed?

Most humans have a dominant side – the hand they use to write with typically displays that dominance. Stating the percentage of humans that are right-handed over left-handed is tough as there isn’t much empirical data on it. The best I could find was a quote from Scientific American stat... »

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from SlimDoggy and all of our dogs past and present.     »

Why I Love my Dog

Why I Love my Dog

This is probably an easy post for everyone to write, well, everyone that has a dog, and certainly appropriate for Valentine’s week. Dogs make us laugh, they motivate us to exercise, they protect us, they provide company when we are lonely and they give us unconditional love 24/7. All of these ... »

SlimDoggy Bath Day

SlimDoggy Bath Day

Bath day for Jack. Here he displays his superior “shake it off” routine. Taylor Swift has nothing on him…   »

Dear Labby, What’s the Best Way to Introduce a New Dog to the Family?

Dear Labby, What’s the Best Way to Introduce a New Dog to the Family?

This is the third in our Dear Labby series on adding a 2nd (or 3rd) dog to your household. We’ve looked at the factors to consider when deciding to add another dog, tips on choosing that dog and now introducing the new dog to your current dog.   Over the past six years, we’ve had 3 ... »

SlimDoggy Flashback | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Flashback | Wordless Wednesday

This is a photo of our Sweet Sally Brown, her brother Tino and her bull terrier girlfriend, Lucy. Lucy used to come over for play dates every afternoon before dinner. They really wore each other out. They’re all gone from us now, but they were sure a lot of fun and we miss them.     »

SlimDoggy Maggie | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy Maggie | Black & White Sunday

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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... »

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 | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

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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 | 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.     »

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... »

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…   »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Maggie, just chilling in the front yard.   »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Jack & Maggie contemplate the tunnel.   »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

K9 Kamp is Back with Backyard Fitness Games!

K9 Kamp is Back with Backyard Fitness Games!

We are so excited that K9 Kamp is back again with a great theme and an awesome prize package for our Kampers. (Scroll to the bottom for prize sign-up).   SlimDoggy’s main goal is to get everyone participating, so as long as you have a dog…you can be a K9 Kamper. How? Just grab your ... »

Answers to Male Dog or Female Dog Contest

Answers to Male Dog or Female Dog Contest

Here’s the answers for the contest. Our winner is CHEWY from It’s Chewy Time. Good Job Chewy, you guessed every single one correct! Our friends Vlad & Barkley also got them all right, but Chewy was first. But congrats to them too!     »

Can You Tell a Male Dog from a Female Dog?

Can You Tell a Male Dog from a Female Dog?

Yes, there is an obvious way to tell – we all know they have some different parts. But I’m talking about just by looking at their face or their physique – can you tell the difference?   I started thinking about this when I came upon this picture of my brother’s dog, Sere... »

Historical Mischief

Historical Mischief

Today’s mischief tale comes to you from the original SlimDoggy pup, our chocolate Lab Sally, or Sweet Sally Brown. We got Sally just a few short months after we moved to California from New York City. We were so happy to be out of the ‘rat race’ and the snow and figured we’d ... »

SlimDoggy Jackosophy

SlimDoggy Jackosophy

      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   »

How to Choose the Right Pet for You & Your Family

How to Choose the Right Pet for You & Your Family

Planning on getting a pet? How do you choose the right pet for your family? Here’s some tips from SlimDoggy:     How to Choose the Right Pet for You & Your Family — powered by ehow   »

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   »

Five Tips to Keep Your Pet in Tip Top Shape

Five Tips to Keep Your Pet in Tip Top Shape

Summer is here, no more excuses about bad weather preventing you from getting out with your dogs and getting some exercise. Here’s five simple tips for helping you get your dog in shape…and yourself too!     Five Tips to Keep Your Pet in Tip Top Shape — powered by ehow »

Why Labs Make Great Pets

Why Labs Make Great Pets

Why are Labrador Retrievers such popular pets? We talk about a few of the reasons in this eHow video:   Why Do Black Labs Make Great Pets? — powered by ehow   »

FitDog Friday Anniversary Giveaway

FitDog Friday Anniversary Giveaway

FitDog Friday ONE YEAR Anniversary is coming up on April 4th. To celebrate, we have a fantastic giveaway scheduled – a package worth over $230! Check out the list below.   In addition to this great giveaway, SlimDoggy is also going to be holding a special FitDog Quiz and the winner will w... »

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 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!   »

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