Friday, December 9, 2016

Atlanta Reindog Parade Fun! #FreebieFriday

Reindog Parade Atlanta Botanical Garden Rocc Codie Bingo
Rocco, Codie and Bingo show off their ribbon at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Reindog Parade
Last weekend we attended the annual Reindog Parade at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. It's one of our favorite events in the garden and the only day dogs are allowed in the gardens.

This year, Rocco and his pals Codie and Bingo went as the Reindog Fitness Pups. And we took home a third-place prize in the judging! The competition is fierce, so we were very proud of our fitness pups.

We wrote a poem that told of the dogs' hiking adventures and carried the sign that you can see in the photo above. See below for the full poem (we don't claim to be prize-winning poets!).

dogs in the Atlanta Botanical Garden Reindog Parade
Codie, Rocco and Bingo at the garden entrance
Rocco dog that looks like Fabio
Rocco is practicing his Fabio impression
Reindog Parade Atlanta Botanical Garden St. Nick
Dogs and mums with Botanical St. Nick at the Reindog Parade
Codie and Bingo are the pups that Rocco has been hiking with as part of the Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails program. So the theme for these pups was very fitting!  We have one more hike to do as part of this program... in Savannah! Since that one requires a road trip, we hope to do that one some time next month.

Our poem written for the Reindog Parade:

Reindog Fitness Team
  
With wagging tails and holiday bells, we three dogs are on a hiking spree
Working on our fitness,
Our humans as witness,
We are all filled with glee

Hark the herald doggies hike,
We are the Reindog Fitness Pups
Even though not much bigger than a teacup.
We’ve traversed miles and miles of hiking trails
While our moms eat kale…
We’re here to prove small dogs can have big dreams
And hope you’ll join our Reindog hiking team!

Happy Holidays to all!
The Reindog Fitness Team.
Rocco, Codie and Bingo


Now, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fido + Fluffy's #FreebieFriday Shops Chicago

Rocco Havanese dog shopping
Rocco shops in the Old Town district on Wells Street in Chicago
Last weekend we were in Chicago for Thanksgiving, and while the weather was pretty dreary, we still  fit in some good urban walks.

One day we headed down to Old Town to escape the Michigan Ave., crowds and on another rainy day we met up with Dolly the Doxie and her mom at Nordstrom on Michigan Ave.

Rocco Havanese dog and Dolly Doxie at Nordstrom
Rocco and his pal Dolly the Doxie shopped Nordstrom shoes on Michigan Ave.
Nordstrom is located in the dog-friendly Shops at North Bridge so we were able to walk the mall and get a bit of exercise even though it was raining outside.  

Rocco found a nice pillow puff to hang out on in the towel department

Now, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Fluffy + Fido's #freebiefriday


We're in Chicago for Thanksgiving and we sure enjoyed watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and the National Dog Show presented by Purina this morning.  Those are two of our favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions -- along with eating lots of great food and giving thanks with family and friends!

Here's another cool way to give thanks. Post on social media with hashtag #dogthanking and @Purina and Purina will donate $1 for each original post to the Canine Health Foundation, up to 50K. Post by Nov. 27 and share how you thank your pup!

Now, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Dog's Thanksgiving Story #DogThanking

It's a little known fact that dogs were actually the first Pilgrims. Today, Rocco is re-enacting how the first Thanksgiving came to be... from his point of view. We hope you enjoy it! 🐾

Rocco Havanese #dogthanking

After a long and treacherous journey, the first Pilgrim dogs sailed across the ocean blue and crashed into Plymouth Rock. The year was 1620.

Rocco Havanese #dogthanking

The first winter they were cold and hungry.

To Dog With Love #dogthankgin

Then the Indians came along and taught the Pilgrim dogs a few tricks.

To Dog With Love #dogthanking

And after that, food was plentiful and the Pilgrim dogs and all their friends enjoyed a bountiful feast!

All the dogs and their people were thankful for the food, and so the tradition of #DogThanking and Thanksgiving day dog shows was born.

This year, you can join in the tradition by posting your own original photo on social media and saying how you thank your dog.

For every original post submitted through November 27 that includes @Purina and the hashtag, #DogThanking, Purina will donate one dollar to the Canine Health Foundation – up to $50,000 – to help further pet health research. Submitted videos, photos and posts may be shown during the National Dog Show Presented by Purina, on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24 at noon in all time zones) on NBC.

We're partnering with Purina to help bring you this fun and important tradition and will be tweeting live with the #dogthanking hashtag during the National Dog Show.  See you there! 


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dog Training with Fluffy and Fido's #FreebieFriday

Victoria Stilwell academy and Rocco Havanese

A few weeks ago, Rocco and I attended Victoria Stilwell's Dog Training Academy where Rocco served as a learning model dog. Aspiring dog trainers from around the world attended the academy where they learned positive training techniques and practiced on "model dogs" like Rocco!

Rocco was eager to please the trainers because there were LOTS of treats! Positive reinforcement training is fun, he says! We both had a great time and I think Rocco taught the trainers a thing or two, too!

Now, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!



Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Friday, November 11, 2016

View From atop the Agility A-Frame #FreebieFriday

Rocco Havanese agility a-frame
Rocco strikes a pose atop the agility a-frame
As cute as Rocco looks atop the a-frame, it's not exactly the form we were going for during a recent agility run. Since agility is based on speed plus accuracy, pausing to strike a pose doesn't help with speed points, even if it does garner a lot of style!

Rocco Havanese dog agility a-frame
Rocco races over the a-frame after an unscheduled pit stop at the top
The good news is, Rocco only paused long enough for the photog to snap a quick pic and then he was back off to the races. 

Rocco Havanese agility a-frame
Racing to the all-important yellow contact zone. Rocco nails it though you can't see that here!

Rocco Havanese dog agility jump

Rocco finishes his run with tremendous speed and finesse, landing another qualifying score toward his AKC master standard title. 

Rocco Havanese dog agility jump
all photos by In Motion Photos

Now, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!




Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Rocco the Fire Dog, New Pet Bed & Fluffy + Fido's #FreebieFriday

Atlanta Fire Station #19 and Rocco Havanese
Rocco the fire dog at our neighborhood Halloween parade
We've had a super busy week this week starting with our neighborhood Halloween parade. Each year the parade is led by the fire truck from our local Atlanta Fire Station #19, Atlanta's oldest fire station.

Firemen at Atlanta Fire Station #19 and neighborhood Halloween parade
Some of the nice fire men give Rocco some fire fighting tips
Rocco got a chance to chat up some of the fire men before the parade began! Our neighborhood Halloween parade is a super fun tradition that we've loved to attend each year! 

Then, later in the week we launched a brand new pet bed brand along with some other great sleep-related products. Some of you may know that I'm working with Yogabed, one of the leading online mattress retailers.  I've been sleeping on a Yogabed for about a year and absolutely love it. And now, we've got a Yogapet pet bed, so Rocco can enjoy the comfort of his own Yogabed. 

Check it out and let me know if you can find Rocco on the website! Hint: it's in this link.  We'll be talking more about it in weeks to come.

In the meantime, it's time again for  Fido + Fluffy's  Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!




Check out the goodies in the Fido's Freebie Friday giveaways listed below. You can enter them all or add your own! We make it easy by linking them up all in one place.

If you're a blogger with a pet-related giveaway, be sure to link up! Please link directly to your giveaway, not to your home page. We post a new blog hop every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm ET. 

We hope you enjoy the Fido + Fluffy's Freebie Friday blog hop that we co-host with DogTipper and CatTipper!
Good luck!




Individual rules of entry and guidelines for winning may apply to each listing. DogTipper, CatTipper and To Dog With Love take no responsibility for the legality of the rules governing the listings on other sites and giveaways that are posted here. We simply provide this forum as a gathering place for pet products to be offered. Fulfillment of each giveaway is done by the blog conducting the giveaway, not by the hosts of this giveaway hop; please contact the giveaway host with any questions regarding a giveaway or giveaway prize.
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