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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... »

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. »

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Edition

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Edition

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

Black & White Sunday 12-22-13

Black & White Sunday 12-22-13

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

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 12-8-13

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 ... »

Wordless Wednesday 12-4-13

Wordless Wednesday 12-4-13

I think this picture captures the transformation of our sweet Maggie May from a scared, fearful puppy mill breeder mom into the (mostly) confident beauty she is today. What do you think?   BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

Wordless Wednesday 11-21-13

Wordless Wednesday 11-21-13

Just a few words with our Wordless Wednesday post. Those of you that follow our blog know that our sweet Maggie is (or was) a very fearful dog when we adopted her 18 months ago. She’s made great strides. This photo captures a bit of progress. Here she is doing a very good sit and down for Stev... »

Black & White Sunday 11-17-13

Black & White Sunday 11-17-13

Here’s a photo from a few weeks ago on our Sunday morning walk. I haven’t taught her this, but Maggie always walks behind me like you see in this photo. Jack walks to my right and Maggie in back and directly behind me. Sometimes she wanders over to Jack’s right side, but most often... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 11-3-13

Black & White Sunday 11-3-13

Maggie on our morning walk – that tree behind her was full of crows who started to fly away as soon as I started snapping pictures, but you can still see some of them. Very much Alfred Hitchcock &  “The Birds”.   We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thank... »

Black & White Sunday 10-27-13

Black & White Sunday 10-27-13

Is Maggie looking for the same thing Jack was?   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 »

PetsMove News: Senior Pet Month

PetsMove News: Senior Pet Month

  November is Senior Pet Month and in honor of our Seniors, we will be holding special senior contests and posting a special senior tribute in our Featured Dogs slide show. If you have a senior dog and want to be eligible for the senior contests and have your dog added to our slide show on the ... »

Wordless Wednesday 10-16-13

Wordless Wednesday 10-16-13

  BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

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 10-6-13

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!   »

Wordless Wednesday 9-11-13

Wordless Wednesday 9-11-13

Can’t even begin to imagine what she was doing just sitting there like that. BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!   »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 8-25-13

Black & White Sunday 8-25-13

I gave Jack & Maggie small knuckle bones last night as a treat. Maggie still isn’t quite sure what to do with them and sometimes she just leaves it and goes back to her bed, sometimes she chews on it a bit. and then leaves it. Last night when I went to take them from them, she was nowhere ... »

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... »

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... »

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 ... »

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!   »

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 ... »

Dear Labby is on vacation…

Dear Labby is on vacation…

Dear Labby is on vacation this week, so his little sister, Maggie is filling in for him. Maggie wanted to join This N’ That Thursday because that’s what she wants to write about – a little of this and a little of that…     1. You might remember Jack & I particip... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 6-9-13

Black & White Sunday 6-9-13

A photo of SlimDoggy’s sister, Maggie May sitting outside the door waiting for her dinner. You can see all the dirty nose prints on the door as this is her standard pre-dinner waiting pose – sitting on the top step, nose against the glass, anxiously waiting for dinner. And this is when s... »

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... »

What the dogs did while we were at BlogPaws

What the dogs did while we were at BlogPaws

We don’t leave the dogs alone very often – well, I guess they are never ‘alone’, what I mean is we don’t travel often and leave them at a kennel or with someone. But we both wanted to go to BlogPaws, so we enlisted our dog walker, Karen to stay with the dogs. It was ner... »

Black & White Sunday 5-19-13

Black & White Sunday 5-19-13

Maggie May checking out the nooks & crannies on these big rocks. We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

Tale of Tails: Maggie & the Kryptonite

Tale of Tails: Maggie & the Kryptonite

As you may have read in our Tale of Tails: Maggie series, we adopted Maggie last June and soon discovered she was a VERY fearful dog. Maggie had been a breeder farm mom and was turned in to the rescue when she became to old to breed. She was particularly fearful of Steve and limited her movement in ... »

Black & White Sunday 5-12-13

Black & White Sunday 5-12-13

Happy Mother’s Day A recent photo of Jack & Maggie. Poor Maggie May, she really hates getting her picture taken and always has her ears back and this worried look on her face. She’s really a very pretty little Lab, but I just can’t capture it. Jack – as handsome as ever. ... »

Park Day 2.0 BINGO!

Park Day 2.0 BINGO!

Jack and Maggie got their first Bingo today in Gizmo & Finn’s Park Day 2.0. It was a great excursion. First we visited a park less than 10 minutes from our house. That’s easy because there’s one right down our street. It’s a steep trail that goes up to the top of the moun... »

Am I a bad dog mom? Maggie’s Miserable Weekend.

This weekend was supposed to be a mini-vacation for us. We had our dog sitter lined up to stay with Jack & Maggie and we were going down to San Diego to spend the weekend with my family. All that changed when Maggie threw-up three times within an hour on Friday morning and we spent our weekend a... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 4-21-13

  We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

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... »

Tasty Tuesday 4-9-13

We are late with our Tasty Tuesday post for our friend Golden Sugar Woofs, but here’s a favorite pose around our house. Jack & Maggie waiting for some tasty morsels to drop off of dad’s plate into their mouths. »

New Center Helping Fearful Dogs

New Center Helping Fearful Dogs

Our family has some experience with this topic after adopting Maggie, a fearful (and formerly abused) dog.  So it was with great interest to read the story of Cinder an abused Malamute and the new Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J.   The facility ... »

Black & White Sunday 4-7-13

  Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola »

5 Tips on Caring for your Senior Pet

5 Tips on Caring for your Senior Pet

We have had only ‘senior’ dogs in our household since our first pup, Sally Brown turned 8 in 2003 – so that’s almost 10 years ago. Our next dog Tino was only a year younger than Sally and then we adopted Becca at age 9, Jack at age 8 and Maggie, also age 8.  So for ten years,... »

Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 3

Tale of Tails: Maggie May – Part 3

Maggie has been with us for almost nine months now. We can truly say she is a different dog. Mind you, she still has her moments when the fear takes over and she shuts down, but they are fewer and farther between and she recovers from these much more quickly. So how did we do it? It’s slow and... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday #33

Black & White Sunday #33

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Maggie’s Waistline

Maggie’s Waistline

We adopted Maggie about 8 months ago from a local Labrador Rescue organization. Maggie had been a ‘breeder’ dog and the rescue organization had convinced the owner to surrender her now that she was past her puppy breeding prime. She was skinny, scrawny and undernourished. Her coat was du... »

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... »

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