It’s Monday – Time to Start a New Fitness Routine

April 16, 2018

This seems to be about right for me, too!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Interactive Feeder

April 8, 2018

Interactive FeederI found a new toy I’d like to try: the Interactive Rubber Ball from If you’ve read any of our breed guides, you know we often recommend an activity for your dogs that keeps them mentally stimulated when you must leave them home alone.

This toy allows you to feed them throughout the day, while making them use their minds to get to the food. You simply put food or treats into the central core, and your dog must work the kibble out through the side holes.

I’ll let you know how it works when I get one.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Educate Your Dog

March 30, 2018

field guideIf you have a dog with a high prey drive, it’s important that you teach them about the different types of squirrels, especially the spicy variety.

This cool illustration is from the always creative Megan McKay at Doodle For Food.

Buy the print!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: More Snow for the Weekend?

March 23, 2018

Snow pants Just sitting here, minding my own business, waiting for spring!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Bathroom Help

March 21, 2018

bathroom helpNow that I only have one dog and (gulp) five cats, it’s much more common for me to get help with my toileting needs from the feline contingent. The dog is getting so old, she just stays on the couch and waits for me to come back to her.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

FINAL Iditarod 2018 Results

March 15, 2018

Burled ArchThe top 20 racers have passed under the burled arch, with Joar Leifset Ulsom taking the win. He took 9 days and 12 hours to complete the 998 mile trek.

In second place, Nicolas Petit finished in 9 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes, while Mitch Seavey crossed the finish line in 9 days, 17 hours and 11 minutes.

Ray Redington, Jr. was 4th, and Peter Kaiser was 5th.

Congratulations to all who competed!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Iditarod Standings at 11:00 AM Eastern 3/13/18

March 13, 2018

Joar Leifseth Ulsom has retaken the lead as they close in on the burled arch in Nome!

Ulsom left Elim at 1:04 this morning and is down to 12 dogs. His average speed getting into Elim was 6.78 mph. [Read more]

Iditarod Standings at 1:00 PM Eastern 3/11/18

March 11, 2018

Pete Kaiser (Photo:

Pete Kaiser (Photo:

All five of the leaders have cleared the Kaltag checkpoint and are headed for the coast 85 miles away at Unalakleet.

Nicholas Petit remains in the lead, leaving Kaltag this morning at 1:43 am after dropping one dog. He continues on with 13 dogs and has had an average speed of 4.53 mph. [Read more]

Saturday Survey: Iditarod 2018

March 10, 2018

rp_Saturday-Survey-Graphic-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233-350x233.jpgOne of my bucket list items is to go to Alaska to actually see the Iditarod in person. In lieu of that, I’m following along as best I can from Ohio. How about you – are you a big fan?

Are you following the Iditarod?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Iditarod Standings at 9:15 AM Eastern 3/10/18

March 10, 2018

Dog Sledding With Husky DogsAll five of the top mushers on the leaderboard have cleared the checkpoint at Grayling.

After briefly losing his lead to Mitch Seavey yesterday, Nicolas Petit is back in front, leaving Grayling yesterday at 4:48 pm (Alaska time) with 14 dogs and an average speed of 6.35 mph. [Read more]

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