Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Slows Down for a Fever

When we look close enough, we can always learn something from our pets. This week, I learned, yet again, another important lesson: take time to rest. After three weeks of non-stop running–and failing to follow the example of our resting pets–I had that message brought home to me when I wound up with a bug. […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Prepares for #SimpleSolution

The countdown is on for next Wednesday’s #SimpleSolution Twitter party, sponsored by Simple Solution! This Event Barkers Twitter party will feature over $450 in prizes for pet households and will offer a simple solution to your spring cleaning challenges! We hope you’ll RSVP for the party (you don’t have to be present to win the […]

I’m off to SXSW! Fido’s #FreebieFriday

Today as I write the weekly Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday post for the blog hop we share with To Dog With Love and CatTipper, I’m busy packing up for the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin this coming week. I’m so excited to say that I am sponsored by Nutrish (stay tuned for photos from […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Visits the World’s Largest Gingerbread Man

This week we’ve been helping two of John’s elderly relatives. They live a couple of hours from our home so one day we took Irie and Tiki along for the ride–including a stop in Smithville, home of the world’s largest permanent gingerbread man. “Smitty” was actually the mold used to create the world’s largest gingerbread […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Heads to the Lake!

Today the mercury hit 90 degrees…and we headed to the lake! This was our first visit of 2017 to one of our favorite state parks: Inks Lake State Park. Irie and Tiki love swimming at the lake–and they’re fascinated with the lake’s population of Canada geese, mallards, and herons. It was nice to step away […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Prepares for Spring

It’s beginning to look more and more like spring along our dog walking route! The mountain laurel have already started to bloom, along with the redbud trees in the area, so the wildflowers will only be a few weeks behind. Irie and Tiki are definitely ready for spring (although it has been a super mild […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Starts a Book Revision

Work has started on the revision of one of our travel guidebooks: Day Trips from Houston (Globe Pequot Press).  Like our Day Trips from Austin and Day Trips from San Antonio guides, this book covers getaways (including restaurants and shopping) within a two-hour drive of the title city. Until early June, we’ll be revising the […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Prepares for the Big Game

Will you be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? We’ll be watching (and wondering what this year’s commercials might bring)…and thinking of the Super Dog Sunday fun we had in years past with All Things Dog Blog and the Event Barkers annual event we shared for several years! Although that big event was benched, you […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Thinks It’s Spring!

Well, this week’s extra warm weather has spelled some long hikes, wading in the creek and, yes…bath time for the dogs! An 85 degree day meant a yard bath for Irie and Tiki, followed by some great bully sticks (thank you, Bully Bundles!) It’s definitely feeling like spring here…and we’ve even seen a few early […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Gets Ready for Valentine’s Day

Doesn’t it seem like it was just New Year’s Day? Well, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and today we kicked off a mega Valentine’s Day giveaway with Bark & Swagger: the And They Call it Puppy Love Pupmotion! With over $500 prizes for pups and pup lovers, we hope you’ll enter the giveaway…and […]