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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... »

What’s in a Bark?

What’s in a Bark?

Dogs bark. It’s a fact of life. Some bark more than others, some howl, some yip, some have a deep resounding bark. It’s one of the ways that dogs communicate with us.   Sally was probably what I would call an average barker. She’d let out a bark or two when someone knocked at ... »

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... »

Does Your Dog Have a Best Friend?

Does Your Dog Have a Best Friend?

We mean besides you of course. Does your dog have a best ‘dog’ friend – someone they play with, go on adventures with, share trouble-making schemes? Is it another dog in your household, a neighbor dog, or someone they play with at the dog park?   Jack and Maggie are both loner... »

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from SlimDoggy and all of our dogs past and present.     »

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.     »

Do Your Dogs Protect Each Other?

Do Your Dogs Protect Each Other?

Much has been written about the dogs being “pack” animals and having protective feelings for their human pack members, but do dogs feel protective of their canine pack members? Given that Jack mostly ignores Maggie, I often wonder what would he do if we had a run in with another dog or c... »

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... »

Fitness Tips I Learned from my Dogs: Just Go For It

Fitness Tips I Learned from my Dogs: Just Go For It

Today we wrap up our “Fitness Tips I Learned from my Dogs” series. We have already written about having fun with fitness, the importance of variety when exercising, the value of proper rest, and eliminating excuses. Today’s tip is about learning to just go for it.   I was in a Bikram Yoga class... »

Sally Mischief in Griffith Park

Sally Mischief in Griffith Park

I love to tell stories about Sally, our first pup mainly because she was our first dog together but more importantly we got her as a puppy and she was part of our daily life for over 13 years. She was a very sweet girl, although she did create her share of mischief.   When we first got Sally we... »

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

SlimDoggy | Black & White Sunday

This photo is an oldie but goodie. It’s from a vacation we took about ten years ago to Santa Barbara. Sally and Tino didn’t usually sleep together, but it was kind of cold and rainy, so they decided to snuggle up. No room for us left on the couch though. We’re joining the Black &am... »

Historical Mischief

Historical Mischief

Today’s mischief tale comes to you from the original SlimDoggy pup, our chocolate Lab Sally, or Sweet Sally Brown. We got Sally just a few short months after we moved to California from New York City. We were so happy to be out of the ‘rat race’ and the snow and figured we’d ... »

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... »

More Christmas Memories

More Christmas Memories

This will be Jack’s third Christmas with us and Maggie’s second. I hate to admit being a scrooge, but we haven’t had a real Christmas celebration at our house in several years. Yes, we’ve celebrated it with family and gifts and all that, but I haven’t decorated the hous... »

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... »

Black & White Sunday 9-1-13

Black & White Sunday 9-1-13

 Our sweet chocolate lab: Sweet Sally Brown circa 2003. She looks like a puppy doesn’t she, but she was eight.     We’re joining Black & White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to our Blog Hop sponsors: YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner My Life in Blog Years Dachshund Nola   »

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!   »

Multi-directional Training for Strength and Injury Prevention

Multi-directional Training for Strength and Injury Prevention

Welcome to this week’s FitDog Friday post. A few weeks ago we wrote about the Labby Limbo, a fun and functional exercise to improve your dog’s core and leg strength.  Today we will feature another valuable movement called the side step. Functional Fitness As a human athlete, I have learned over the ... »

Black & White Sunday 7-14-13

Black & White Sunday 7-14-13

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

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 6-5-13

Wordless Wednesday 6-5-13

There’s nothing quite like a wet Labrador.  It’s time for BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop! »

Tale of Tails: Sweet Sally Brown

Tale of Tails: Sweet Sally Brown

I don’t write about our Sally too often. Not sure why, but I tend to think about her a lot this time of year as we lost Sally four years ago on Memorial Day weekend. It was pretty devastating for both of us. Actually, that’s probably why I don’t write about her much, I still miss h... »

Black & White Sunday 5-5-13

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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:   »

Wordless Wednesday 4-2-13

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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,... »

Black & White Sunday 3-23-13

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What do you do when the Vet has bad news?

What do you do when the Vet has bad news?

Our focus here at SlimDoggy is the health and well being of your pets. As pet owners, we know that regular visits to the vet are the norm and depending on your pets, your vet may even be one of your best friends. We have probably all experienced what I call a ‘health scare’, an event whe... »

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Black & White Sunday #32

Black & White Sunday #32

  Our Sweet Sally Brown. Our first pup we got at 8 weeks old.   Who can resist the Labrador head tilt? »

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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