Hold on to your ears…this is a FitDog Friday and K9 Kamp post all rolled up into one!
A few weeks back I won a giveaway on FitDog Friday. I won a package from Pruven which just arrived at my house the other day. The arrival was actually perfect timing and 2 of the three items in the box were poop bags in a holder that attaches to my least or a belt loop or whatever mom might be carrying. Why is this good timing? Well, with K9 Kamp in full swing we are hitting the streets a lot more which means that our systems are being sparked to produce more which means that we can definitely use some more “poop bags” at our house! These little hanging thingies are really quite handy. As you can see, there was also a pretty while and purple bandana in the box. Unfortunately, mom does not think purple is a good color for me but the real issue is that I tend to get pretty messy every time I go outside, so the bandana is going to be worn by my sister who looks great in purple and somehow manages to stay clean almost all the time! Thank you to FitDog Friday and Pruven for my prize!
The second piece of news is that I am in the American Dog Magazine, spring edition that just came out on May 30th. My photo along with my facebook page are in the Famous Dogs with Facebook Friends article. I am so excited and so happy that mom got me my own copy! Lots of my pals from Facebook are also in the magazine this issue! Go to their website to find out where to get your copy!
Now for K9 Kamp. If you arent’ familiar with K9 Kamp, stop by Kol’s Notes or Peggy’s Pet Place for more information! Oh boy, we worked hard this week and I am plum tuckered out! Our challenge has been to add 30 – 40 mins to our regular work out schedule 3-4 times a week. We did it, we are not quitters and mom figured out that it is pretty easy to add in that time. One day we drove to a small lake in our area and walked around it to get in our extra time but the other 2 days we just added 15 mins to our midday and even walks and it was barely noticeable. Even my sister Katie had no trouble keeping up.
Now for some fitness advice that many humans may not be thinking about. When you look at my sister and me, everyone feels sorry for Katie in the summer with her thick furry coat, well, that is so WRONG! That thick furry coat not only provides nice insulation for her in the winter but in the summer it keeps the heat off her skin! She is also super tall, so she is far from that hot pavement that radiates heat. Then there is me, I don’t do real well in the summer heat. The main problem is that I am low to the ground and all that heat just hits me and makes me too warm. To combat this problem we have 3 solutions. First, we try to do most of our workouts in the early morning hours. Second, I sometimes jump in my pool before a walk or we walk where there are places that I can go swimming along the way. Third, I have my trusty Kool Kollar. Mom bought these for Katie and me a few years back. Katie never really need hers but I use mine a lot in the summer. When mom has it full of ice mine holds about half an hour whereas Katie’s holds almost an hour…proof that I am much warmer! The collar works by allowing the ice to melt on my chest as I walk along, cooling the blood supply to my heart. There are different varieties of “cool collars” out there, we just happen to have Kool Kollar’s product and it works great for me and it looks snazzy too in the bright colors!
Stay cool and stay fit! Join in the K9 Kamp challenge running through June 21! We would love to hear what you are doing to stay fit! I have also added the Slim Doggy Fitness/Calorie widget to my sidebar. Katie and I have tested it out and it is amazingly accurate! Give it a try to see how your dog is doing with the calories in/calories out count!
Since K9 Kamp is all about staying fit, I am of course joining in the FitDog Friday blog hop sponsored by SlimDoggy, Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love Stop by and see what other dogs are doing to stay fit!