Friday, May 24, 2013

A FitDog Adventure and Bloggie Pal meetup in Lincoln Park!

Today is FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With LoveSlimDoggy and Peggy's Pet Place to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!) and to help combat pet obesity. Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop. And be sure to comment and you'll be entered into a giveaway for great FitDog prizes!

Sometimes, FitDog activities are even better shared with friends! Two weekends ago when Rocco and I headed to Chicago we had the chance to meetup with two bloggie pals for a FitDog adventure through Lincoln Park!


The day started with a romp and a lot of zooming with our new pals Sugar Golden Woofs on the left and Dolly the Doxie in the middle.  We shared a few photos from the initial meeting here!


Sugar chased the ball ...


 while Rocco zoomed!


Later, Dolly had to go home so Rocco and Sugar conferred.


"Let's go on a Lincoln Park adventure and check out the rest of the park!"


The zoo seemed like a good idea, but the sign said, "no dogs." Sigh...


Not to be disappointed for long, Sugar and Rocco found nice climbing rocks.


 ... and put them to good use!


Next they happened upon a lovely Nature Boardwalk. This time, pets are allowed, as long as they are leashed.


"This looks like a good spot... let's go!"


 There was a lovely pond and more things to climb on!


Rocco stopped to read a nice message, thoughtfully placed at his sight-line...


After about four hours of play and walking, the pair were tuckered out, and found the perfect resting spot!

FitDog Friday Giveaways and Blog Hop

For a chance to be entered into our weekly FitDog Friday giveaway, link your FitDog Friday post to our Blog Hop or just leave a comment on one or all of our co-hosts posts -- SlimDoggy, Peggy's Pet Place and To Dog With Love!

Each comment (one each per co-host post) and each Blog Hop link counts as one entry, so you have many chances to win! (Winners will be chosen at random.)

This week we have some cool, new prizes including:

1. Engraved Paw Print Collar Tag/Key Ring from A Pet's Life
3. SlimDoggy T-shirt with slogan "Get off your Butt, Workout with your Mutt!"
4. Dieting With My Dog bookmark and refrigerator magnet

Be sure to check out the prizes, and enter a comment below or link up your FitDog Friday post for a chance to win! 

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35 comments:

  1. Hi Rocco, boy, it looks like you and Sugar had a great adventure. I love that picture of you imitating Michael Jordan, showing nothing but air under you. Very cool. I think I'm too big to soar like that!

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  2. Your photos ate great Rocco! All four are off the ground in one of your photos!

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  3. What a cool meetup! You are so lucky you got to meet THE Sugar and Dolly! I love all the pictures. I think you got worn out from all the fun.

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  4. Great meet-up photos. We Cascadian Nomads hope to have such fun in Lincoln Park in just a few weeks!

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    1. Cool! We love Chicago and Rocco loved exploring the beach too! Have you been on the dog-friendly cruises on the Chicago River? We hope to do that next time.
      Diane and Rocco

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  5. Hiya Rocco! Can't believe you got to meet Sugar! That's SOOO cool! I think Sugar is awesome and I love her purple booties!

    REALLY enjoyed walking with you at BlogPaws! Wish we had done some off-leash play time too so you could have showed off your zoomie skills! Maybe in Atlanta!

    your pal,
    Garth

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    1. I know! Rocco looked so well-behaved at BlogPaws and didn't get to show off his zoomie skills. hehe! We'll have to find time in Atlanta to zoooom!

      I'm so glad we had the chance to walk and spend some time at BlogPaws with you both too! And yes, I was so excited to see Sugar's purple booties in person too!
      Your pals,
      Diane and Rocco

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  6. So bummed out I didn't get to go for the walk! Love Dolly

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    1. I know! So glad we got the chance to hang out at BlogPaws! Rocco was so happy to see his new pal Dolly.

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  7. Hope we can have another play date. We plan to do more research about the statues around Lincoln Park. Rocco and Sugar surely had a PAWsome time. Both can fly, http://tinyurl.com/nhl7bmr too. Golden Woofs!

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    1. hee hee! That's a great airborne shot of Sugar! We'll be back in August, so maybe we can plan another outing then!
      Diane and Rocco

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  8. Great pictures! I especially love Rocco "zooming." :)

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  9. What great photos! That looks like the best dog day ever. :)

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  10. Love the pictures! What an awesome meet-up! The tuckered out pic says it all : )

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  11. Dakota is jealous! He said he would have LOVED to have played with all of you!

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  12. Looks like a fun meet-up. And much more fun than learning about SEO. :)

    Best of all, seeing Rocco beside Sugar proved she's as petite as her Mama said she was. Sorry I didn't get to chat with you at BlogPaws but I did see Rocco enjoying himself. He looked very comfortable for such a young man.

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  13. That looked like a really awesome, fun day. Wow, Rocco really can zoom! How great to get to play with some new friends and explore that nice park. No wonder they were pooped at the end there! Very fun photos!

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  14. You guys had such a great meetup...to me, seeing senior Golden Sugar racing along with young pup Rocco brings a huge smile to my face

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  15. Looks like a paw some meet up time. Thanks for sharing and co hosting fit dog Fridays .

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  16. I just saw you on Sugar's blog! :) It looks like you two have had a lot of fun. Too bad about the zoo, but I understand. Some of those animals would get stressed out if they saw a dog.

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  17. OMD! I soooo wish I could be there with Max playing with you all!!! What FABULOUS photos too! Amazing! Rocco you sure do have some speed about ya!

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