Welcome to OMD! Mondays.
Today is a very special post because we are featuring some pups and their humans whom we have been following for quite a few months now.
Slim doggy was our second winner in the fun mini contest we had a couple weeks back.
Read more about the contest HERE.
They had a choice of two prizes. The one Slim chose was a feature post right here on our blog!
We are slightly delayed in our post, my apologies to Slim doggy for taking so long.
But hey, better late then never huh?
Today is also letter "L" in the #atozchallenge
L is for Laziness.
Which is Ironic, and you'll find out why.
I am sure most of you know Slim Doggy?
If not, you should! SO make sure you head on over to their blog when your all done here, and say hello!
Tell them the huskies sent ya!
Now, for those of you who have not yet visited their site, let me introduce you to the pups.
This gorgeous pup is Slim Doggie Jack!
As you can see, Jack is a pawsome gardener! Or a tad bit mischievous. You decide.
And this is beautiful Maggie
Maggie has the sweetest most loving eyes I have ever seen.
Here is the twosome together. Finding out where the next best place to dig is? Perhaps?
I love this photo. To me, it is almost like Jack has his paw in front of Maggie in a protective manner. Big brofur style!
So what is Slim Doggies blog about?
That question brings us to our letter "L" word. Laziness.
Which is the exact opposite of Slim Doggy!
The title basically says it in itself. "Slim"
These pups are all about staying fit, staying healthy!
I have been so inspired by Jack, Maggie and their humans!
I made a resolution at New Years, and if there is anyone I can give credit to pushing me forward on that, it is definitely these pups!
My resolution was to get back out walking with the pack much more then I had been.
I wanted to find way that we could all get our exercise even just playing in our own backyard if maybe we did not have the chance to get out walking.
The things I have learned from Jack and Maggie are what has pushed me.
They not only teach ways to stay fit, but they involve both dog and human activity while making the whole thing fun and easy to do.
One major thing they taught me was walk/run intervals.
I have been working with my huskies to teach the commands of pulling a sled.
Not to enter sled dog races etc...just for recreational purposes.
I used to only do this while walking. But I wanted to try jogging and seeing how they would do with the specific commands while their adrenaline was at it's peak.
They did great
Me? Not so much.
I soon found out that I am no jogger! Ha! I was forcing myself to keep going, and it did not feel very good.
I read an article of Slims, which helped immensely.
7 tips for starting a running program with your dog.
They went on to say that beginning or returning runners should not focus on how far or how fast they go.
Focus instead, on the time spent on your feet.
The big one that has helped me was their tip on doing walk/run intervals.
Walk two minutes, jog two minutes and repeat.
Then gradually reduce your walk time.
This has been great! We just do a quick jog then slow it down, catch our breath and start again. It is so much easier then trying to force yourself.
The dogs love it too!
Anything from cross training to Plyometric drills to things like what ingredients are in your dog food and how to read them. Even just good ol' wordless Wednesday photo's of their pups! Slim Doggy is a PAWsome blog whom I enjoy visiting every day.
Slim Doggy also has their own app! This app lets you track your dogs daily activities and calories burned as well as their daily feedings and calories eaten. I really encourage you to check it out!!!
For more info on this app click HERE.
The app is for iphones, so those of you who do not have an iphone Slim Doggy also has a searchable database on their blog that works pretty much the same.
They have over 3000 dog foods and you can search by brand, by formula or ingredients.
The ingredient search is very helpful for dogs who have allergies or even just certain foods your dog may have to avoid. For more info on the dog food database click HERE.
We have learned so much from these pups, we hope you will too! Check out their blog HERE.
Hope you all enjoyed our feature and we look forward to doing an other contest soon!
Don't forget to enter our K9 Kelp giveaway!