Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hiking with Dogs at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #FreebieFriday

Hiking with dogs at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #GaStateParks
Codie, Rocco and Bingo hanging out at Don Carter State Park
Last weekend we hit the trails again for our third #TailsonTrails hike. The idea is to hike all seven designated Georgia State Parks and so far we've hit Red Top Mountain, Sweetwater Creek and now Don Carter State Park.

Don Carter is the newest of Georgia's State Parks -- at the park office we were told it's just three years old. And it's the first state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier, so the dogs were excited about some swimming time.

Codie enjoys the view from Lake Lanier
Rocco and Codie took a dip, while Bingo got her paws wet, and then we hit the trail.

Rocco Havanese at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #GaStateParks
Rocco sets out on the Terrapin Cove Trail
The hiking trails at Don Carter are all fairly easy with a few of them being paved and ADA accessible. The park also features a couple of paddle trails along with rentals for kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and aqua cycles.

Since the trails were fairly easy, we were able to cover all of them in one day for a total of about four miles.
About halfway in, it started to rain, making it good a time as any for another dip in the lake!

Rocco takes a swim in Lake Lanier at Don Carter State Park #TailsonTrails #GaStateParks

Heading in after the rain, we hit another paved trail.


And then it was time to dry off outside the park office!


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, August 18, 2016

Fido's #FreebieFriday Enjoys a Chicago Weekend

Rocco Havanese Ohio Street Beach Chicago
Rocco enjoys the view from Ohio Street Beach in Chicago
Last weekend we took a quick trip to Chicago and enjoyed some outdoor time along Lake Michigan. Rocco and I explored a new area (to us) near Ohio Street Beach and the views were spectacular! 

Now, it's time again for Fido's Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!
Check out all 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.

Here's how to participate


The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:
  • You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an end date
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or servicesincluding pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
  • Or simply enter the giveaways that interest you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4 p.m. ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing. Link up anytime during the week!

Your hosts are DogTipperCatTipper and To Dog With Love.

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, August 11, 2016

Havanese Fun at Fido's Freebie Friday

2016 Havanese National Specialty Rocco
Rocco shows off his ribbons earned at the Havanese National Specialty in Orlando
We're back from the 2016 Havanese National Specialty Dog Show, where we had so much fun competing in agility and rally! The conformation dogs showed over the weekend and one of our pals, an owner/handler/breeder, won Best in Specialty Show! That was so exciting.

The final lineup at Havanese National Specialty. Tracey Rives with Manny (far left) placed first with the rest of the lineup following in the order shown.
Now, it's time again for Fido's Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!
Check out all 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.

Here's how to participate


The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:
  • You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an end date
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or servicesincluding pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
  • Or simply enter the giveaways that interest you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4 p.m. ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing. Link up anytime during the week!

Your hosts are DogTipperCatTipper and To Dog With Love.

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, August 4, 2016

Havanese National Specialty & Fido's #FreebieFriday

Rocco checks out the ducks on the grounds at the Wyndham Hotel in Orlando
We're in Orlando this week for the Havanese National Specialty Dog Show. We had fun competing in agility, earned a qualifying score in our first Rally trial and passed our CGC test here! 

Rocco's relaxing now that his events are over, and we're both watching the show dogs perform.  We've met a lot of great dog people and received some good training tips too.

Now, it's time again for Fido's Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!
Check out all 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.

Here's how to participate


The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:
  • You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an end date
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or servicesincluding pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
  • Or simply enter the giveaways that interest you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4 p.m. ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing. Link up anytime during the week!

Your hosts are DogTipperCatTipper and To Dog With Love.

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, July 28, 2016

Hiking #TailsonTrails at Red Top Mountain and Fido's #FreebieFriday

Hiking #tailsontrails with #GaStateParks at Red Top Mountain
Rocco and his pals Bingo and Codie take a dip in the Lake Allatoona at Red Top Mountain
We recently got started on the Tails and Trails challenge, a program started this June by Georgia State Parks. The idea is to hike with your dog at seven Georgia State Parks.

The designated trails that are part of the program are easy enough for any hiker or dog to enjoy -- ranging from one to five miles. But what's nice is there are plenty of trails to choose from at all of these parks, so you can take it easy or go for a bigger challenge.

On our first Tails on Trails hike we headed to Red Top Mountain, a place we've hiked before. So this time we hit a trail that's new to us, the 5.5-mile Homestead Trail. This trail is rated moderate and on a hot day it was plenty challenging. One of the nicest parts about the trail is that it follows the lakeshore of Lake Allatoona for about half its length. Rocco and Codie took full advantage of the lake, while Bingo watched the wet boys from her dry spot!

Small dogs swimming at Red Top Mountain Lake Altoona
Codie and Rocco cool off
We'll be doing another one of the Tails on Trails hikes soon, and we hope to do them all. We love the idea of this program to encourage more folks to get out and get active with their pups!

Now, it's time again for Fido's Freebie Friday, the weekly blog hop for pet-related giveaways!
Check out all 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.

Here's how to participate


The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:
  • You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an end date
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or servicesincluding pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
  • Or simply enter the giveaways that interest you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4 p.m. ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing. Link up anytime during the week!

Your hosts are DogTipperCatTipper and To Dog With Love.

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, July 21, 2016

Hiking with Dogs at DeSoto Falls and Vogel State Park & Fido's #FreebieFriday

Rocco wades into the creek at DeSoto Falls
Last weekend we headed up to North Georgia for a day of hiking fun with our pals Johann, Gracie, Rach and their mum.  Our first stop was DeSoto Falls, a lovely path along a creek to the falls... and then the rain came! 


We scurried down the path and found shelter where we waited out the storm. The dogs didn't seem to mind. Only Rocco looks drenched but we were all pretty wet.


Back up to the falls when the sun came out...
And then we headed over to nearby Vogel State Park for a walk to another falls.


By this time, Rocco had dried out!

The pretty view at Vogel State Park

Now, it's time again for Fido'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.

Here's how to participate



The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:
  • You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an end date
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or servicesincluding pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
  • Or simply enter the giveaways that interest you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4 p.m. ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing. Link up anytime during the week!

Your hosts are DogTipperCatTipper and To Dog With Love.

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, July 14, 2016

Agility with Fido's Freebie Friday

Rocco Havanese agility in Perry
Rocco heads for the tire in agility at Perry, Ga., last week
Last week we headed down to Perry, Ga., for an agility trial (and to celebrate my birthday!). We had a blast running and seeing old friends, too.

It was thankfully nice and cool inside the air-conditioned arena and it's about the only place near us where we can trial in the summer. We earned a qualifying run in Standard Premiere and had a few other brilliant moments! 

Now, it's time again for Fido'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.



Here's how to participate


The rules for Fido's Freebie Friday are super simple. Here's all you need to know to link up:
  • You have up to 45 characters to describe your prize and include an end date
  • Fido's Freebie Friday Blog Hop is open to posts with prizes for pet products or servicesincluding pet-related or pet-themed items for owners. Use your specific post url to link up.
  • Or simply enter the giveaways that interest you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Fido's Freebie Friday opens each Thursday afternoon for linkups at 4 p.m. ET, and renews each week at the same time with a new listing. Link up anytime during the week!

Your hosts are DogTipperCatTipper and To Dog With Love.

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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