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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   »

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... »

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 »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Core Strength Training for Dogs: Balancing

Core Strength Training for Dogs: Balancing

Due to its role in protecting the internal organs and spine, as well as it being the conduit to movement and power transfer, a dog’s core is really one of the most important areas to target with regular exercise. Keeping with that theme, today I will introduce another canine core exercise that can b... »

Do Dogs Like Music?

Do Dogs Like Music?

I’ve written before about dogs watching television and what they really “see” when watching. None of my dogs have ever paid any attention to the TV, so I assume they just don’t see it.   But what about music? Do dogs hear and/or appreciate music?   Slimdoggy Steve i... »

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... »

FitDog Friday Fall Fitness Challenge Week 2

FitDog Friday Fall Fitness Challenge Week 2

Sponsored by ABOUND Pet Food We are now headed into week 2 of the FitDog Friday Fall Fitness Challenge. To summarize the challenge, we have partnered with ABOUND Pet Food for the month of October to create a series of tips that will help you and your dog remain fit and healthy as we head into the fa... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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 Jack | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack | Wordless Wednesday

Jack enjoys the view off the back deck.   »

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... »

Smart Jack | Wordless Wednesday

Smart Jack | Wordless Wednesday

Jack is busy helping SlimDoggy Steve prepare for his presentation on WordPress at the upcoming BlogPaws Conference (Friday morning at 11am). Jack is a wiz when it comes to plugins, security, backups, etc. so if you have questions that you want answers to, just ask them in the comments section below.... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Jack’s ready for his workout. Up next, core work.   »

SlimDoggy Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

Maggie contemplates life…   »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Jacks version of Where’s Waldo…he blends right into the scenery – especially in black & white.   »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Jack and Maggie both had a bath this past weekend. Neither of them were too happy about it, but they sure look clean & shiny now.   »

What is that Wet Dog Smell?

What is that Wet Dog Smell?

A few weeks ago we wrote about “Frito Feet”, that weird phenomenon that makes your dogs feet smell like Frito corn chips. Turns out it’s caused by a combination of sweat and bacteria on your dog’s feet.   But what about that “wet dog” smell? I’ve had ma... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Sometimes we enlist SlimDoggy Jack to man the customer service line at SlimDoggy. It’s always good to stay in touch with his friends and fans.     »

FitDog Friday 2015 Participant Awards

FitDog Friday 2015 Participant Awards

Last week, in honor of our 2-year anniversary, we announced our FitDog Friday Anniversary Giveaway. We have a HUGE prize package worth over $500, so be sure and enter. Entry form can be found below or on the original post. We also released our annual FitDog Fitness Quiz. The winner of the quiz recei... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

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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.   »

FitDog Friday 2nd Anniversary

Hard to believe our FitDog Friday Blog Hop is two years old, but it is. We have a number of fun events planned for you.   First, our Annual FitDog Quiz. We’ve prepared a short quiz (only ten questions) to see how much you’ve learned from our FitDog Friday posts this past year. Once ... »

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 ... »

Dear Labby: Why Do My Dogs Feet Smell Like Fritos?

Dear Labby: Why Do My Dogs Feet Smell Like Fritos?

Dear Labby,   Whenever I sit down to pet my dog, he typically rolls over on his back so I can rub his belly. When he does he sticks his feet right in my face and I notice his paws smell like Fritos. What’s up with that?   Frito-bandito   Dear Bandito,   We should have menti... »

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... »

Is There Such a Thing as a Leisurely Walk with a Lab?

Is There Such a Thing as a Leisurely Walk with a Lab?

This is one of my favorite pinterest images – this aerial view of a walk with a Lab, with the Lab going all over the place. It’s funny mostly because it is so true.   Jack is a pretty methodical walker, he walks mostly by my side, and I can predict which bushes he is going to stop a... »

SlimDoggy | Mischief Monday

SlimDoggy | Mischief Monday

Mischief…that’s the theme for this week’s #52Snapshots #PBSG photo challenge. Today is also Mischief Monday, so a perfect time for a mischief post. But instead of some story about Jack getting into the trash, or Maggie running off with some avocados, I have a mischief story of a different sort. &nbs... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

This is the color version of our B&W Sunday post – the colors were so pretty we had to share it.     »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

How do YOU feel about winter so far this year? Here’s how Jack is feeling.     »

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 ... »

Maggie CREATES a Home

Maggie CREATES a Home

Our Maggie May has been with us for almost 3 years now. It’s been a challenge because she was an extremely fearful girl when she came to our home. She came from a puppy mill breeder situation and had been kept as a breeder mom for 8 years. She got tossed out when she got too old to have pups, ... »

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 | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about possession being nine-tenths of the law and talked about who sleeps in whose bed or steals whose treats. I mentioned that Maggie sleeps in most any bed except she never, ever goes into Jack’s crate. Well, she must of read that story and taken it as permis... »

New Year, New Challenges

New Year, New Challenges

Our friends over at The Lazy Pit Bull threw down the gauntlet for a year-long photo challenge. The goal is to post a themed photo each week – can we do it? I don’t know, but we’re going to try. I’m hoping it will help us improve our photography and maybe get our Maggie a litt... »

SlimDoggy Jack &  Maggie Christmas

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie Christmas

  We are joining the Special Christmas edition Barks and Bytes Blog Hop Co-hosted by our friends at 2Brown Dogs and Heart Like a Dog. Grab the badge and join the fun!     »

SlimDoggy Christmas Wishes

SlimDoggy Christmas Wishes

SlimDoggy Jack wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.   »

SlimDoggy Blogiversary

SlimDoggy Blogiversary

SlimDoggy.com was launched in December of 2012. It’s hard to believe we’ve been evangelizing about health and fitness for your dogs (and cats) for two years now. We think this milestone calls for a celebration and a retrospective look at some of our favorite and most popular posts.  ... »

SlimDoggy Elf | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy Elf | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy ElfReindeer…better known as Jack.   »

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... »

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack & Maggie | Wordless Wednesday

Maggie shares a secret…   »

Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law

Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law

“Possession is nine-tenths of the law.” This is a fairly well known expression meaning that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, or difficult to enforce if one does not.” ~Wikipedia   Do your dogs obey this “unwritten” law?   Jac... »

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... »

Rule Breakers and Rule Followers

Rule Breakers and Rule Followers

Can you guess which category Jack & Maggie fall into? It’s not what you would think.   Jack is absolutely a rule follower. He knows the rules and follows them to the letter. I think he’s worried he’s going to get tossed into the street again – which we could never d... »

SlimDoggy Happy Thanksgiving

SlimDoggy Happy Thanksgiving

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Poor Tino

Poor Tino

A few weeks ago, I read a great story over at our friends, Something Wagging This Way Comes about funny blog posts, outlining a collection of some of her favorites. One story was a somewhat disgusting but hilarious poop story and it inspired me to share my own disgusting but funny (now) poop story. ... »

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 | Sunday Selfie

SlimDoggy | Sunday Selfie

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SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

This is Maggie’s happy face. She’s just finished a fun but exhausting game of “find the food” in the front yard.   »

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.     »

Maggie Masters the Dog Door

Maggie Masters the Dog Door

We’ve written a couple of posts about our Maggie, our fearful girl and how she has really started to come out of her shell, let down her guard and be a dog. A recent post called Maggie Magellan described how she’s getting braver about exploring new things and going off on her own without... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

There’s nothing happier than a dog with a dirty face…     »

Walking Multiple Dogs | SlimDoggy

Tips for Walking your Pack

Last week, one of our friends asked us for some tips on walking multiple dogs. She has four rescued greyhounds, so I imagine walking them at once can be a real challenge. We only have two dogs and Jack is a star walker – right to my right, very focused. At one time we had a foster, so I had th... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Sad sack Jack.     »

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... »

Walk Your Dog Week: Day 1

Walk Your Dog Week: Day 1

This week as National Walk Your Dog Week. Since we already walk our dogs every day, multiple times per day, we challenged ourselves to not only continue our daily walks, but to do a different walk every day.   Yesterday, on our first day of Walk Your Dog week we drove down to a neighboring farm... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Memories from our Big Bear Vacation: Hiking in the woods.   »

Do Dogs Have Favorites?

Do Dogs Have Favorites?

We all know that we have favorite foods, favorite movies or TV shows, favorite books even favorite people. But do dogs? Do dogs really prefer one toy over another or one food over another or one person over another?   My totally unscientific research says ABSOLUTELY!   Let me offer evidenc... »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Jack’s picture perfect sit, waiting for a treat.   »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

Maggie, just chilling in the front yard.   »

Staycationing with your Dog

Staycationing with your Dog

Today we are sharing another post topic with our friend Dexter and Carol over at Fidose of Reality. We are both writing about traveling with your dog – the ins & outs traveling and offering up our tips and suggestions for making it fun and stress free for everyone.   We’ve all ... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

Jack hoarding his toys after a game of tug with dad.   »

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