Thursday, September 27, 2007

Splash Dogs - Hitting The Water Across The US

Does your dog love the water, I mean loves it so much they would rather be in the water than on land?? Well they just might have a future as a Splash Dog!

What is a Splash Dogs you ask? Well, I came across Splash Dogs when I happened to catch news coverage from the America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, CA. Immediately, I knew that my very own 2 year old Labrador Vixen had found her calling.

Below is a tid bit from the Splash Dogs website on what they are all about....


Dock jumping for dogs is fast becoming one of America's most popular outdoor events! Pets compete for distance, diving from a dock into a 25 foot pool. No other outdoor event brings families together better or puts more smiles on faces than Splash Dog events. Proud pet owners travel to these events from all over the region to compete. It's an incredible new sport that everyone loves!

Splash Dogs was founded by Tony Reed after discovering that his beloved Black Labrador, Sierra, took to the water like a fishÉa flying fish! Sierra is not only Tony's best friend but also a big hit on the Splash Dog circuit, jumping distances up to 20 feet!

Now, Splash Dog events are delighting thousands throughout the Western United States with many events in California and Nevada.

Splash Dogs have been seen at many events in California & Nevada.

• International Sportsmen Expos
• America's Pet Expos
• Splash Dog Fundraisers

Splash Dogs has also been featured on ABC Television in San Francisco and other major media outlets.

The Splash Dogs site is worth checking out just for the pictures. Check out tons of adorable water dogs catching some big air!

I can't wait until the next competition in CA, Vixen and I are so there. Want to meet up and join in the fun? Contact us at

To dig up more information on Splash Dogs, check out their website

Friday, September 14, 2007

Art Bark Fest 2007

Do you love art? How about a glass of wine? Than I have found the perfect event for you!

Art Bark Fest 2007 - Animal Art & Wine Festival The Village at Squaw Valley USA (North Lake Tahoe)
When: Saturday, Sept 15th & Sunday Sept 16th
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wine Tasting - $25 (Includes Commemorative Glass)
Benefit for Humane Society Truckee-Tahoe & Squaw Rescue Dogs

Head up to Squaw Valley this weekend for an event like no other. The 4th annual Art Bark Fest hosted by Tails by the Lake. The Art Bark Fest was created to combine the love of art & wine with the love of animals and is one of the only animal themed fine arts and wine festival in the country.

Having recently returned from beautiful Tahoe CA, I have a feeling it will be an amazing setting for this event this weekend. Featured will be artwork from unique artists from all over along with over 17 wineries featuring animal themed fine wines and wine tasting.

Is your dog a splash dog at heart? You can sign up and join in on the Dog Lake Jump competition on Saturday and Sunday with a chance to win a ton of great prizes.

Art Bark Fest has so many events worth checking out, you will have to visit the Tails by the Lake website to get the whole story and schedule of events.

Art Bark Fest is brought to you by...Fido Friendly - The Travel Magazine for you & Your Dog

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hot Dog!

Hot Dog!

Boy oh boy has it been hot out here in Southern California! It was a lovely 113 at my house over the weekend.

While my pup and I took turns enjoying the cool breeze filtering from our fan, it really got me thinking about how I can keep her cool and comfortable too! We thought we were hot, they have hair all over their bodies.

Check out this cool collection of chilly little treats for your hot dog!

See more of my Hot Dog! list at ThisNext.

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