Friday, January 17, 2014

K9Kamp is Back and Under New Co-Ownership!

I wanna go back to K9Kamp to dear old K9Kamp …

When I think of camp, my thoughts turn to some of the best summers I spent as a child. The fun, the friendships, the activities and camp songs -- it was all part of the camp experience. I can't imagine a childhood without the joy and camaraderie I was lucky enough to experience at camp.

So when Peggy at Peggy's Pet Place asked if I'd like to co-host K9Kamp along with SlimDoggy, I thought it was a terrific idea. Actually we both did. It made lots of sense as a complement to FitDog Friday.  And in some small way, it brings back my fond memories of childhood camp, although with K9Kamp you never have to leave home if you don't want to!

Rocco is proud to be one of your new Kamp Kounselors
If you're new to K9Kamp, here's how it works. Twice a year (January and June),  we'll host K9Kamp along with Peggy's Pet Place and SlimDoggy right along with FitDog Friday. We'll issue a fun challenge on our blogs and you'll have several weeks to work on the challenge, post about it and then link it up to our K9Kamp/FitDog Blog Hop.

We're all in it together, so we can share our progress, leave notes of encouragement on each other's blogs and enjoy the camaraderie and friendships, old and new, just like at regular camp!

We'll post our January challenge next Friday, Jan. 24. We hope all our old K9Kamp pals will be back with us in this January session, and we hope to meet some new pals too. We have a fun challenge planned so you won't want to miss it!

Then, you'll have three weeks to work on your challenge, prepare your post and on February 21, link up and join our K9Kamp Kampfire blog hop. We'll have a big prize package giveaway too. Here's a sneak peek at what you'll have the chance to win!

  • Petmate Interactive Treat Tower
  • ChuckIt! Kick Fetch
  • Dogzilla large rubber bone for strong chewers
  • Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder
  • Medium Paw Plunger
  • 1 bag SmartCookee all-natural treats (5 oz., your choice of flavor)
  • The Dieting With my Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance
  • SlimDoggy t-shirt
  • SlimDoggy frisbee
Come on back next week and we'll be ready to welcome you the next session of K9 Kamp!

And one more thing, our pal SlimDoggy put together this nifty list of real -- not virtual -- dog camps. If you've been to one, let us know how you liked it. I've always thought it would be fun to attend one of these camps.

The fun and games continue every Friday with 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!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.


25 comments:

  1. Fitness with fun always sounds good. Hope it goes well. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly! That's what I thought, and remembered from my old camp days. We ran around and had so much fun that we didn't even realize how good it was for us!

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  2. Sounds fun! We'll check it out next week. I haven't been to a dog camp although there's one here every summer that has a lot of activities.

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    1. I ran into some folks last year who told me all about a dog camp they go to every year. I thought it was in North Carolina, but I can't remember and I wish I wrote it down. They were two women who I ran into while I was walking Rocco in town, so they stopped to meet Rocco. So I don't even know who they are! I know it was an overnight camp, but that's all I remember!

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    2. And, we look forward to seeing you at Kamp next week! It'll be a lot of fun!
      Diane and Rocco

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  3. Sounds fun. Looking forward to seeing what the challenge is

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    1. We're going to have lots of fun! Can't wait to see you at Kamp!
      Diane and Rocco

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  4. We are looking forward to the challenge! We love staying fit, it keeps us all healthy and happy!

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    1. Yay! Look forward to seeing you at Kamp!
      Diane and Rocco

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  5. Should be a fun and hopefully active Kamp for all participants. Slimdoggy Jack and Maggie can't wait.

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    1. We can't wait too!
      See you there!
      Diane and Rocco

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  6. Awesome! I didn't really know what the K9 Kamps were all about...this sound fun and we are looking forward to the first challenge!

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    1. Great! So glad you're planning to join us! We're looking forward to seeing you at Kamp!
      Diane and Rocco

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  7. How wonderful! I never participated in K9 Kamp before but I may just have to now!
    Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend.
    Oz

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    1. Oh, I hope you do! You'd be a great camper pal!
      Diane and Rocco

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  8. We were too busy with travels to participate in June but since (sadly) very little travels are in our near future we are really looking forward to spicing up our winter with this K9 Kamp! Thanks for co-hosting.

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    1. Yay! Glad you'll be back. We can't wait for Kamp!
      Diane and Rocco

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  9. Very cool! I've heard of this Camp before but never knew what it was! I'm interested in joining up! :)

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  10. We will try it again this time. Before we (mom) had a hard time figuring out how it worked and what we were suppose to do. We'll be back the 24th! Love Dolly

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  11. We are ready and starting to pack our gear! Can't wait for next Friday!

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  12. So glad to be Kamp Kounselors along with you and Rocco!! We're getting ready!

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  13. We always enjoy reading all the K9posts. We never joined the camp and we might have to pass again this year ( need time to recover form my surgery). LOVE that interactive game. I got one for Christmas. Happy FitDogFriday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  14. I would love to give it a try! I'll check back next week to learn what the challenge is.

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  15. I never went to camp as a kid! :( We are looking forward to what the challenge will be, and really hope to be able to join in this time. The new Kamp Kounselors are great and I think they will be lots of fun!

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  16. Sounds like great fun! I wanted to join last year, but for whatever reason, didn't. Hopefully this year I will be more on the ball. :)

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