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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”.... »

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... »

FitDog Friday 2nd Anniversary Quiz

FitDog Friday 2nd Anniversary Quiz

[mlw_quizmaster quiz=5]   The Quiz contest is over, but please feel free to take the quiz and see how you do.   Be sure and check out our HUGE FitDog Friday 2nd Anniversary Giveaway. We have a prize package worth over $500! All you have to do is enter to be eligible to win.   »

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 ... »

Dear Labby, Should We Get a Second Dog?

Dear Labby, Should We Get a Second Dog?

Dear Labby, We are thinking about adding a second dog to our family. I’d like a medium sized dog that would be a good watchdog, but also a companion for our current dog a six-year old Shepherd/Akita mix. We plan to adopt and wonder if our local rescue is the best place to start? Do you think a... »

Willow | Wordless Wednesday

Willow | Wordless Wednesday

This is SlimDoggy Jack’s new niece, Willow. She was adopted just before Christmas and has two human sisters who love her like crazy. She just started the training sessions her Uncle Jack got her for Christmas and has obviously picked up SIT very quickly.     »

Watching the World Go By

Watching the World Go By

Last weekend my sister-in-law sent me this photo of her dog Kylie. She’s sitting on the landing of their stairway in front of a large picture window looking over her yard and the street. It’s her favorite spot and perfect for surveying the neighborhood activities.   It got me thinki... »

Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange 2014

Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange 2014

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

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

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

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

Wordless Wednesday 2-4-14

Wordless Wednesday 2-4-14

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

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, 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... »

Happy BarkDay Sugar!

Happy BarkDay Sugar!

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

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... »

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... »

Fitness Tips for Hunting Dogs

Fitness Tips for Hunting Dogs

TDIFDF (Thank Dog its FitDog Friday)!  We always have such great contributors to this weekly blog hop, each of which offer up some pretty amazing fitness tips to our FDF community.  As we have gotten to know our fellow bloggers and readers, we have learned a little about sporting dogs and have come ... »

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!   »

Black & White Sunday 6-16-13

Black & White Sunday 6-16-13

Here’s a great picture of SlimDoggy Jack’s cousin on the east coast, Kylie. That’s one happy doggie.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

Black & White Sunday 3-16-13

Black & White Sunday 3-16-13

    This is the front cover of a card I received a few years back. The message on the card was “I never make stupid mistakes, only very clever one”. ~ John Peele     »