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SlimDoggy Hikes to Paradise Falls

SlimDoggy Hikes to Paradise Falls

We’re doing something a little different for FitDog Friday today since we’ve had so many fitness posts during the A to Z Challenge. Jack and Maggie are taking over and presenting a review of their latest hike up to Paradise Falls near our home. Take it away Jack… Our story is about... »

A to Z Challenge | Hind Legs

A to Z Challenge | Hind Legs

Today’s A to Z Challenge is the letter “H” and we’re going to post about “Hind Legs” and demonstrate some of the different ways Jack works his hind legs. It’s Wordless Wednesday too, so our post is going to be in photos.   Check our previous posts at Sl... »

watching and waiting

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 4-6-14

This is called “Watching and Waiting” Hoping the food will magically jump from dad’s plate into their mouths…  Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

Easy Snacks for Your Dog

Easy Snacks for Your Dog

Our A to Z Challenge letter today is “E” and we are posting ideas on Easy Snacks for Your Dog. Want an Easy (and healthy) Snack for your pup? We suggest fruits & vegetables. Many of you will say “Oh no, my dog won’t eat vegetables”, but you’ll be surprised &#... »

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   »

Jack gets a new toy

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

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SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday 3-23-14

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday 3-23-14

Jack checking things out in the back yard.   Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy | Wordless Wednesday

SlimDoggy Jack   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Is this Really Mischief or just Silliness?

Is this Really Mischief or just Silliness?

We’ve been writing a lot about Jack mischief lately, mainly because he’s been getting into a lot of it, it seems. Today I want to write about a behavior of Jack’s – I’m not sure it’s mischief, but it’s certainly silly.   Jack’s motto when it comes... »

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   »

SlimDoggy Jack’s Mischievious Week!

SlimDoggy Jack’s Mischievious Week!

It started out like any other week, but ended up being Jack’s most mischievous week ever. I often say that he and Maggie don’t get into to much trouble, being seniors and all. Well, not this week. It started with Jack’s discovery of a ground squirrel nest in our backyard right next... »

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 3-9-14

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 3-9-14

The picture of health.     Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

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 | B&W Sunday 3-2-14

SlimDoggy | B&W Sunday 3-2-14

He sure looks like a champ to me, but I may be a little biased. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy | Sepia Saturday

Jack checks out his favorite park on an early morning walk.     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   »

SlimDoggy Jack | B&W Sunday 2-23-14

SlimDoggy Jack | B&W Sunday 2-23-14

SlimDoggy Jack   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

Wordless Wednesday 2-19-14

Wordless Wednesday 2-19-14

Our two healthy & fit 10 year old Labs, Jack & Maggie running in the yard.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Jack & Maggie | B&W Sunday 2-16-14

Jack & Maggie | B&W Sunday 2-16-14

Jack & Maggie waiting for…what do you think? We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

Dognition Part 2

Dognition Part 2

We finished up Jack’s Dognition exercises this past week and wanted to report on our results. Since it’s not really called a ‘test’ he didn’t really graduate, but he wanted to wear the cap, so what the heck. And I know this is not Wordless, but figured we’d join t... »

Black & White Sunday 2-9-14

Black & White Sunday 2-9-14

Jack & Maggie in the yard     We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

A Special Moment with Jack

A Special Moment with Jack

I just read about a Blog Hop being sponsored by BlogPaws called #RecipeforMoments that encourages you to share the story of a ‘special moment’ you’ve shared with your pet. I tend to write about that all the time as I frequently share special moments or adventures I’ve had wit... »

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... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 2-1-14

Black & White Sunday 2-1-14

  We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.   »

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... »

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... »

Wordless Wednesday 1-22-14

Wordless Wednesday 1-22-14

Jack helps Steve with his reverse pushups. Get Fit with your Pet!   In honor of Blog Paws Get Fit With Your Pet Month   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

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... »

Wordless Wednesday 1-15-14

Wordless Wednesday 1-15-14

Jack & Maggie watching Steve bring out the fitness equipment! BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

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... »

Wordless Wednesday 1-8-14

Wordless Wednesday 1-8-14

We shared a photo of Maggie getting her first acupuncture treatment for her arthritis on our Facebook page yesterday. Here is Jack watching over his little sister as she gets her treatment.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Black & White Sunday 1-5-14

Black & White Sunday 1-5-14

The SlimDoggy crew post Mutt-a-Thon run & exercise yesterday. Check out PetsMove to see the videos submitted by members who participated. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

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... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 12-29-13

Black & White Sunday 12-29-13

Jack and Maggie chilling in the backyard.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop.   Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Sepia Saturday

SlimDoggy Jack says, Hey Ruckus. Sepia Saturday is fun! We’re joining Ruckus the Eskie for the first ever 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 Sepia-Related (doesn’t ju... »

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Edition

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Edition

A very Merry Christmas to all our Family & Friends.     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Wordless Wednesday 12-18-13

Wordless Wednesday 12-18-13

Christmas Photo Shoot Outtakes And as promised, Jack with the decorated tree.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Black & White Sunday 12-15-13

Black & White Sunday 12-15-13

Jack and his Christmas tree – pre-decoration. Check back on Wordless Wednesday to see him with his decorated tree.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever. »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 12-8-13

Black & White Sunday 12-8-13

Jack & Maggie stay alert as Steve hides the treats for ‘find the food’. They both cheat, but the watching doesn’t translate to a strategic plan when they get out – it’s a free for all.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog ... »

Who is Duke the Dog?

Who is Duke the Dog?

Hi, SlimDoggy Jack here! We’re joining up with the This ‘N That Thursday crew to talk about a number of different things today. I want to start with a big SHOUT OUT for my Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange partner, Duke from Life with Duke. Duke was adopted by his new family about 6 mont... »

Black & White Sunday 12-1-13

Black & White Sunday 12-1-13

Jack is thankful for giant bully sticks.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsor: Dachshund Nola »

Wordless Wednesday 11-27-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-27-13

“Come on mom, let’s go, the park is waiting”.  Does your dog have that look that says, “HURRY UP”? This is Jack’s. You can’t see it but he’s practically bouncing up and down.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Black & White Sunday 11-24-13

Black & White Sunday 11-24-13

What’s he hiding his eyes from?   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: My Life in Blog Years, Dachshund Nola & You Did What With Your Weiner »

Wordless Wednesday 11-13-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-13-13

An afternoon hug.   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Black & White Sunday 11-10-13

Black & White Sunday 11-10-13

Jack looks like he’s really paying attention doesn’t he? I’ll give you ONE guess what it is…   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: My Life in Blog Years, Dachshund Nola & You Did What With Your Weiner »

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 ... »

Walk Your Dog on Mischief Monday

Walk Your Dog on Mischief Monday

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

Slimdoggy app home page

The SlimDoggy iPhone App Update

For this week’s FitDog Friday post, we thought we would post a video segment about our iPhone App. Believe it or not, many of our readers aren’t aware that we created an app that helps dog owners keep their dog fit and slim. The Slimdoggy app is like a combination of “Runkeeper” and “Weight Watchers... »

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. ... »

thinking Jack

Wordless Wednesday: What is Jack Thinking?

What is SlimDoggy Jack thinking? Knowing him, nothing to do with “trick” and everything to do with “treat“. Happy Halloween!     BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Wordless Wednesday 10-23-13

Wordless Wednesday 10-23-13

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

steve_jack_post_run

Black and White Sunday – Post Run Bond

Jack and Steve after a run. No doubt the exercise experience creates a stronger bond between them. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: My Life in Blog Years, Dachshund Nola »

K9 Kamp – Fitness Fun & Games

K9 Kamp – Fitness Fun & Games

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

Monday Mischief – Bath Time

Monday Mischief – Bath Time

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

Black & White Sunday 10-13-13

Black & White Sunday 10-13-13

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

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

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

Black & White Sunday 10-6-13

Black & White Sunday 10-6-13

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

Wordless Wednesday 10-2-13

Wordless Wednesday 10-2-13

Morning Walk   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Exercising Your Dog: Eliminate Excuses and Get Fit!

Exercising Your Dog: Eliminate Excuses and Get Fit!

Editor’s note: the inspiration behind this post came from a conversation with our friend and fellow blogger Kimberly Gauthier, of Keepthetailwagging.com.  We were discussing our PetsMove.org initiative and Kimberly made the great point that many of us come up with excuses when it comes to our pet’s ... »

I’m So Ashamed….

I’m So Ashamed….

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

Wordless Wednesday 9-25-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-25-13

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

Wordless Wednesday 9-18-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-18-13

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

Jack and the Dog Door

Jack and the Dog Door

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

Cardio Exercises for Your Dog

Cardio Exercises for Your Dog

This week, we continue our discussion of an optimal fitness program for your dog and will highlight the second component of a balanced program: cardio exercises for your dog. “Cardio”, from the Greek “kardia”, which means heart, is the common term used for aerobic exercise.  According to Wikipedia: ... »

Wordless Wednesday 9-4-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-4-13

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

SlimDoggy MythBuster #2

SlimDoggy MythBuster #2

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

Dear Labby

Dear Labby

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

Wordless Wednesday 8-27-13

Wordless Wednesday 8-27-13

    BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 8-18-13

Black & White Sunday 8-18-13

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

Geocaching FitDog!

Geocaching FitDog!

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

This ‘N That Thursday

This ‘N That Thursday

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

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... »

Exercise Alternatives for Senior Dogs

Exercise Alternatives for Senior Dogs

Last week we provided some general tips on exercising your senior dog.  This week we are going to provide some specific exercises that you can do with your senior dog to ensure that their muscles are worked in a balanced fashion.  In fact, these exercises can be used with dogs of any age, not just s... »

Wordless Wednesday 8-7-13

Wordless Wednesday 8-7-13

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

Gotcha Day – Part 2

Gotcha Day – Part 2

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

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. ... »

Wordless Wednesday 7-10-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-10-13

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

From Celery to Peppers

From Celery to Peppers

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

Wordless Wednesday 7-3-13

Wordless Wednesday 7-3-13

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

Jack & Maggie at School

Jack & Maggie at School

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

Tips for Running With Your Dog

Tips for Running With Your Dog

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

Wordless Wednesday 6-25-13

Wordless Wednesday 6-25-13

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

Wordless Wednesday 6-19-13

Wordless Wednesday 6-19-13

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

Core Workout for a Dog?

Core Workout for a Dog?

Thank Dog its FitDog Friday!  This week, we are focusing on one aspect of our K9Kamp fitness challenge, hosted by our friends Peggy Frezon and Kol’s Notes. We chose to use the K9Kamp challenge to motivate us to modify Slimdoggy Jack’s regular exercise routine to include a more diversified set of act... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 6-2-13

Black & White Sunday 6-2-13

This is a picture of Jack shortly after we got him, so he’s still a little chunky. He loves walking the perimeter of the yard and does his patrol at least 2-3 times a day. Not sure what he’s checking for, invasions of some sort I’m sure. Maggie has taken to doing it as well –... »

Wordless Wednesday 5-29-13

Wordless Wednesday 5-29-13

 PS. He might really be saying “Why didn’t you take ME to BlogPaws??? It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

Jack gets into Saturday Mischief

Jack gets into Saturday Mischief

For those of you that follow us on FaceBook (and you all should!), you saw this story over the weekend. Here’s the dirty details. Jack is usually pretty well behaved. The only thing he does is get a little wound up when he’s on the scent of an animal in the yard or on the trails.  And he... »

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 ... »

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