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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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

agility drill with dog

Exercising a Dog’s Body and Mind at K9Kamp

Exercising with your dog should be fun.  For both of you.  Slimdoggy Jack loves his runs, walks, and pretty much anything we do that involves movement (or food).  As we mentioned last week, we are joining up as a K9 Kamp Kounselor and helping to spread the message of how important it is to have fun ... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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, ... »

Agility Dog Training, an Up Close Look: Part 2

Agility Dog Training, an Up Close Look: Part 2

We had a great response to last week’s post on agility dog training.  This week we present the second part of our interview with Roy and Lilyan Carew, long-time agility dog trainers and competitors in Southern California.   In this part, we hear Lilyan’s philosophies on proper maintenance of th... »

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... »

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... »

Move your Mutt

Wordless Wednesday Move Your Mutt-a-Thon

No words needed  – just the invite Join us for the first ever Move Your Mutt-a-Thon Canine Fitness and Health Expo. Learn more at at Petsmove.org.   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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

slimdoggy jack at pooch hotel

Slimdoggy Jack on location at Pooch Hotel WLA

Slimdoggy Jack and Steve were busy this week filming a series of video segments for eHow.  Our topics this day included: How to walk a dog on a treadmill (we used the advice of our friends at Dogtread) How much to feed a puppy How much to feed an English Bulldog How to prevent your dog from chewing ... »

Social Network for Pet Owners: Q&A with YummyPets

Social Network for Pet Owners: Q&A with YummyPets

We recently were introduced to a company called YummyPets.com. Based in France and spawned from a digital media agency, YummyPets launched in early 2012 to become the social network for pet owners. We spoke with Charlie Leon, Community Manager to learn more about their vision.   SlimDoggy (SD):... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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 ... »

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? »

PetsMove TV Announcement

PetsMove TV Announcement

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

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Q and A with Keepdom.com

Q and A with Keepdom.com

This is a sponsored post.  I was recently contacted by the founders at Keepdom.com, a new site that provides tools that help pet care professionals grow their businesses quickly and effectively.   They have an interesting concept, one that enables dog walkers and other pet care providers to easily c... »

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

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 ... »

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. ... »

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,... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Critters

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Critters

I have so many stories about Tino and one kind of critter or another – enough to fill a book. There’s: Tino & the rabbits – so many of those, at least a monthly story about rabbits Tino & the gophers Tino & the possum Tino & the skunk Tino & the coyotes (too man... »

Is Mental Exercise Really Exercise?

Is Mental Exercise Really Exercise?

It’s FitDog Friday again, SlimDoggy Jack’s favorite day of the week because he gets to read all the fun posts from his buddies and the cool new fitness activities they’ve been doing. It’s also K9Kamp time, so he’s even more excited to see what his fellow Kampers are up ... »

Jack’s Beach Adventure

Jack’s Beach Adventure

SlimDoggy Jack and Maggie are both Labrador Retrievers. Supposedly Labs are big water lovers, but not these two. We take them to a stream close to our house and neither of them show much interest. We’ve taken them to the ocean before and had to really coax them into the water. Memorial Day was... »

Jack gets Park Day 2.0 Bingo #2

Jack gets Park Day 2.0 Bingo #2

It took us awhile to get our 2nd Bingo for Park Day. Mom’s been busy going to Blog Paws and stuff, but we finally got it! Here’s the card we finished and while some of the squares are the same as our 1st Bingo, we added a few new things to our Park Day adventure. First we visited a park ... »

BlogPaws sign

What Mom & Dad did at BlogPaws

By SlimDoggy Jack Mom wrote about what Maggie and I did when they were gone for the weekend to BlogPaws, so I thought I’d write about what THEY did at BlogPaws while we stayed home. They laughed a lot about this sign they saw. Dad says it’s almost the same as the sign on his dorm room in... »

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Crawlspace

Tale of Tails: Tino & the Crawlspace

I’ve written at length about our dog Tino. (See Tail of Tales) and told much of his story, but I have a million mini-stories as he had many humorous adventures. We retell them all the time: “Remember when Tino…” This story is about Tino and the crawlspace. We live in Californ... »

Park Day 2.0

Park Day 2.0

Darn, Park Day 2.0 is here already and we didn’t get a chance to get to the park AGAIN!! Last week, I sprained my ankle, so mom said I had to REST – I hate that. This week, there was a BRUSH FIRE near our park and we couldn’t go! But here’s some pictures of the fire taken fro... »

Tale of Tails: Tino Part 6

Tale of Tails: Tino Part 6

Chapter 6 – Strength The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings. Kakuzo Okakaur Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi One day I noticed what appeared to be a scratch on Tino’s eye – just a little cloudy grey spot on his p... »

FitDog Friday #4 – Keys to a Fit & Healthy Dog

FitDog Friday #4 – Keys to a Fit & Healthy Dog

Happy FitDog Friday and thanks for stopping by! Today we want to discuss the two primary keys to having a fit and healthy dog: exercise and diet. (You can also link up to the Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop at the bottom of this post). Exercise We often say that “movement is life”, and it’s true!  Bot... »

Park Day

Park Day

We’re joining Gizmo & Finn’s Blogville Park Day celebration. Unfortunately, mom was going to take me to the park today for some pictures, but I sprained something on my run with dad this morning and I’m limping and now she says I have to ‘rest’. So we don’t ha... »

Sally & Rudy @ Dogster.com

Sally & Rudy @ Dogster.com

Check out our article at dogster.com about our dog Sally and the love of her life Rudy:   »

Different strokes for different dogs

Different strokes for different dogs

I was thinking today about how different our dogs personalities are. As you know if you follow our Blog, we’ve had five of our own dogs and numerous fosters over the years. We’ve learned a lot and experienced many different behaviors. What fascinates me is how different each of our dogs ... »

How do you play with your dog?

How do you play with your dog?

I mentioned yesterday that we’ve recently started working with a trainer doing clicker training with Jack & Maggie. It’s only been a few weeks, but they are both picking it up pretty quickly. I try to end each session with a little bit of fun for them, but neither of them are playful... »

SlimDoggy Jack’s Limerick

SlimDoggy Jack’s Limerick

Many thanks to Oz the Terrier for creating our very own and very cool Limerick: There once was a SlimDoggy named Jack whose weight was all out of whack. He was rescued after a year, to a diet he had to adhere now his mobile app keeps him on track. »

Negative Reinforcement: A Necessary Evil in Dog Training?

Negative Reinforcement: A Necessary Evil in Dog Training?

Heather Brennen wrote a a good piece about Dog Training and the use of negative reinforcement on All Pet News. You can read the full story here:  Negative Reinforcement: A Necessary Evil in Dog Training? For the most part, we have refrained from negative reinforcement techniques other than using the... »

FitDog Friday Blog Hop

FitDog Friday Blog Hop

Having a fit and healthy dog is what we are all about at Slimdoggy. To encourage that attitude in our readers, we are joining with Peggy Frezon of Peggy’s Pet Place (and the author of Dieting with My Dog) to introduce a new Blog Hop for our dog community. We are calling the Blog Hop, FitDog Fr... »

Wordless Wednesday 3-20-13

Wordless Wednesday 3-20-13

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SlimDoggy Merchandise

SlimDoggy Merchandise

Here’s a great deal – buy some SlimDoggy merchandise and we will donate 20% to the Humane Society in support of Dr. Katy Nelson’s fund raise effort “Fashion For Paws” on April 13th. We’ve got some cool items: Visit our store to purchase. »

Tales of Tails: Tino Part 5

Tales of Tails: Tino Part 5

Chapter 5…..Patience  All things come round to him who will but wait. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Phaedrus  Our lives moved on uneventfully and we learned that Tino was a dog with many interesting quirks.  One which evidenced itself early on, when Bernie w... »

Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 2

Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 2

We went looking for more information about Maggie’s background to see if it could help us help her overcome her fears. Unfortunately, the rescue couldn’t tell us much. Maggie had been through one adoption already and had been returned. The rescue said it was due to too many grandchildren... »

Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 1

Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 1

We adopted Maggie May in July of 2012. Becca, our black lab we had rescued 3 years previously had just passed away from bone cancer in her right shoulder. We wanted another dog, one to fill out our family and the hole in our hearts and also to be a sister/companion for SlimDoggy Jack. Becca had been... »

Tale of Tails: Tino Part 4

Tale of Tails: Tino Part 4

 Chapter 4………Gratitude  Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Jean Baptiste Massieu If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain   Tino settled in to his life with us extremely well.  He blended... »

Tale of Tails: Tino Chapter 3

Tale of Tails: Tino Chapter 3

Chapter 3…….Perseverance What does not destroy me makes me strong. John Milton And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. Jerry Chin Putting Bernie to sleep was extremely difficult, but we knew it had to be done. Watching the seizures tak... »

Dogs should ride shotgun: vehicle safety for dogs in California

Dogs should ride shotgun: vehicle safety for dogs in California

Although not in our ‘wheelhouse’ as far as topics are concerned, this piece from dogthusiast.com is worth a read. Dogs should ride shotgun: vehicle safety for dogs in California. I don’t see a lot of cases where a dog is riding in the back of a pickup, but when I do, I always wonde... »

On The Set with Dr. Katy Nelson

On The Set with Dr. Katy Nelson

From the set of The Pet Show We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Katy Nelson on The Pet Show, a Washington DC area program that is airing this Saturday, 2/16 at 11 AM ET on WJLA (ABC 8).  What a pleasure it was to meet Dr. Katy!  She is really an amazing and kind person who sincerely cares abou... »

Life with Dogs Blog Hop

Life with Dogs Blog Hop

We’re joining the Life with Dogs Saturday Blog hop this week. Please enjoy the stories on our blog – particularly our Tale of Tails where we invite readers to submit their own stories that we will post!   Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools... »

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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K9FitClub and Tricia Montgomery

K9FitClub and Tricia Montgomery

  I had the opportunity to chat with Tricia Montgomery, the President of K9Fitclub this week.  I was very impressed with Tricia’s passion and the story behind K9Fitclub and I wanted to share it.  Tricia’s journey as well as her vision for the future of the club is truly amazing. Read about it i... »

SuperDog Sunday!

SuperDog Sunday!

SlimDoggy Jack and little sis Maggie are part of the SuperDog Sunday Cheer Team. We normally cheer for the Giants, but this year we are cheering for PETFINDER! SlimDoggy’s mom found him on Petfinder, so it’s thanks to them that he has his forever home! SuperDog Sunday, now in it’s ... »

Adopting an Adult Dog Will Make You Happy!

Adopting an Adult Dog Will Make You Happy!

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks This article points out several myths about adopting an older dog.  It is worth the read. http://dogtime.com/adopting-adult-dog.html We’re entering this post in the first Blog the Change for Animals Blog Hop today as this is a real CHANGE we can make for all... »

Dogs and Words

Dogs and Words

My Dog is Smarter than Your ……. Ever wonder if your dog understands what you are saying when you talk to him/her?  Unfortunately, they do not understand when you tell them that you won or lost a deal, got a great report card, or dented up your new car!  But they can and do understand a l... »

Can You See Your Dog’s Waist?

Can You See Your Dog’s Waist?

Fun Blog Hop to Show Off Your Dog’s Figure   Check out DawgBusiness to participate in this fun blog hop that is meant to raise awareness of Pet Obesity. http://dawgbusiness.blogspot.ca/p/show-off-your-dogs.html?m=1     Have fun!   »

Are Dogs Color Blind?

For the longest time, I was under the impression that dogs were color blind and saw only “black or white” (or grey).  Here is a nice recap of how it really is. http://www.dogsbestlife.com/home-page/is-your-dog-color-blind/#more-213 Specifically, the author says that “Your dog sees ... »

Pilates for Pooches?

Pilates for Pooches?

 Canine to the Core   As someone who has practiced Pilates for the past 2 + years, I am excited to see that some of the concepts are now being applied to canine fitness and rehabilitation.  This class in Michigan seems like a great idea! http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/201... »

Welcome to SlimDoggy

Hi and thanks for coming to visit our site! My name is Steve and I will be blog posting regularly about dog health and fitness. Please make sure to check back often for updates. For the 1st post, I wanted to provide some background information on why we got started and where we are going. As a dog l... »

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