Instagram Fun

Did you know we're on Instagram? I kind of use it to show people "a day in the life of...". Not all photos are of Chester and Gretel but a lot are related, like this photo I took on one of our walks Some photos are of me at school Some are of other furry friends And, of course, a lot are of Chester and Gretel If you are on Instagram, come follow us there! … [Read more...]

Calling All Outdoorsy Dogs: Join the #STPLive Twitter Chat

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I don't know about you but I think my outdoorsy dogs are pretty amazing. They always seem to have more energy than I do when we hike. Although they are only 8 inches off of the ground, they love to go snowshoeing. I live an adventurous lifestyle and they are right there with me. I will admit, although I started this blog to help people get out and get active with their dogs, I DO enjoy the … [Read more...]

Help Fight Canine Cancer by Taking Photos of Your Dog

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We've had a love affair with Zuke's since before they had any idea who we were. Chester and Gretel have eaten bags and bags of their delicious and energizing treats over the last 10 years. We are proud to be one of their Brand Ambassadors. Zuke's is one of our long-term sponsors - providing us the treats we need to fuel our adventures. As we say, free doesn't equal good to us. Eeverything we say … [Read more...]

BW Sunday #37 – In the Shadow

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This is a blog hop. Want to join? 1) Grab the “Black and White Sunday Blog Hop” button to the left (ok to copy and paste) and include it in your Sunday Blog post. 2) Visit one of the Black and White Sunday hosts, Dachshund Nola or My Life in Blog Years), and enter your blog in the list of thumbnails under their Black and White Sunday post (there will be a link … [Read more...]

Help Us Save Animals Doing What We Love – Petties Award

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Update: If you have already read this post you can go directly to voting for us in the Best Active Living Blog category (in the bottom right) here http://petties.dogtime.com/ How You Can Help Us Save Animals (the quick and dirty) We love to hike and be active Our blog has been nominated for a Petties award in the Best Active Living Blog category If we win, we get to hand a $1,000 check … [Read more...]

WW #75 – I’m Not an Addict

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I am not a Pinterest addict but I love finding cute pictures of Dachshund there. I found these outdoorsy pups there this morning. Visit our page to see what other Pinterest gems I have uncovered.   Wordless Wednesday is a community linkup of bloggers. Visit our host, BlogPaws, view the one hundred plus blogs participating. You can n visit these other blogs by clicking on each … [Read more...]

Want a VIP Pass to the Puppy Bowl?

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I admit that I have only watched the Puppy Bowl once. I think I heard excited whispers about it a couple of years ago but I didn't see it until last year. I am not a football fan but I can get into "football" if the players are puppies :) I admit I stumbled upon it on accident but was immediately captivated. It was a lot of fun to watch the puppies rolling around with each other and chewing on … [Read more...]

The Top 5

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Our blog has been around a little over two years now and we have published over 300 posts. These are the top 5 most popular posts of all time: 5. Wiener Sitting Four We watched two other wiener dogs so we had 4 at our house. I think this post was so popular because everyone loves pictures of multiple wieners. 4. 7 Reasons that Hiking with Your Small Dog is Better People are often … [Read more...]

Adventure in Internets #3

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We can’t always be outside playing even though we sure wish we could. While we are indoors our adventures are pretty much restricted to surfing the Internet. We want to share with you a few cool places we have been. This is an oldie (we just finally got to sharing this with you) but goodie. The winner of the most creative, most relatable post goes to Life With Dogs. They wrote a post on how … [Read more...]

Adventure in Internets #2

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We can’t always be outside playing even though we sure wish we could. While we are indoors our adventures are pretty much restricted to surfing the Internet. We want to share with you a few cool places we have been. I don’t know if you have heard of Parkour but it is basically a supped up version of flipping over, hanging off of and jumping from buildings and other urban structures. You know … [Read more...]

Meet Our New Friends: Dog Blogs We Like

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In case you haven’t noticed, we have a little space on the right sidebar for “blogs we like”. This is what you call a blogroll. It’s a list of blogs we follow regularly and really like. We started our blogroll back in April. It’s one of the areas of our website that has been stagnating since then. Since we have been busy giving a fresh face to our blog we decided it was also time to breathe … [Read more...]