Monday, May 13, 2013

The Collies issue a Challenge!

This month many of the dog blogs are participating in Park Day challenges, and the get fit Friday blog hop.  The hope is that more and more people will choose to get up, get outside and get active with their dogs.  A sedentary lifestyle is not good for humans or for canines, so by taking a walk or hike, you are helping both yourself and your best friend.  In keeping with this idea, the collies have put their heads together and created a Fit Dog Challenge.  To participate in the challenge, all you have to do is complete at least 10 of the 15 activities listed below.  The challenge starts today, and you have until June 15th to complete the activities.  Once you and your dog have finished the challenge, write a post, including pictures, and let us know what activities you did.  It’s that easy to play, so grab the award, and post it to your blog once you have completed the Fit Dog Challenge.  Happy Trails!


Hike by a Waterfall – enjoy the tranquility!

Get your paws wet! - Show your dog cooling her paws in a river, lake, pond, ocean etc.

Up High!  - Show your dog climbing on rocks, logs, etc. during a hike.

Intrepid Explorer -  Explore a cave or meadow during a hike!

Call of the Wild! - Show your dog doing his best wolf pose in the woods.

Do your ears hang low?  - Show your dog crawling under something. (logs, tree branches, etc)

You Shall not pass!  - Show your dog crossing a foot bridge, covered bridge, etc.

A Well-traveled dog  - Visit 3 different parks.

Keep hydrated -  Show your dog taking a break during a hike, and having a drink of H2O along the trail.

The Social Canine – visit 3 other bloggers who have joined this Blog hop, and leave them an encouraging comment.

Who let the Dogs out?  Visit a dog park, and make some new friends!

Stop and smell the roses – don’t forget to stop and enjoy the beautiful flowers!

Hit the Road! – visit a park that is at least 30 minutes from home, for a change of scenerary.

Entertain your inner puppy! - Visit a playground and show us your dog enjoying the slide, swings, etc.
I see a unicorn! - Don't forget to enjoy the scenery around you.  Your dog never forgets to relax and watch the world around him.  So stop and watch the clouds, and look for hidden shapes.  Or just sit and enjoy a sunset or sunrise with your dog, they will appreciate the company!

Also, if you haven't stopped by SlimDoggy's blog stop over and check out their Fitdog Friday Hop!  And be sure to stop by Finn's and Gizmo's ParkDay 2.0 posts!  They have created a fun game, that everydog can play!



  1. What a great idea and a nice way to integrate the other two blog hops!

  2. Collies this is a great challenge...Momz and I are printing off the list to carry with us and we're going to take your Challenge and try to complete it...Your linky list is working you have a Challenge Badge that we can share? Giz will be sure to link to your challenge on his blog this week

  3. Momz just sent you an email about the badge thingie

  4. This is fantastic and right up our ally!! Count us in, and like Gizmo did we are printing off the list to carry with us. Good job Collies ... such smart puppies!!!!

  5. Great idea, Collies. We look forward to trying it out!

  6. don't know about us because much of what is on there we don't have around here but we sure will enjoy reading everyone's posts!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  7. Doh - Mom was looking at the picture thinking to herself - why does that collie have spots - then she realized it was just the dappled lighting - we have to wonder about her sometimes....she thought maybe you had bred a new type of tasmanian tiger :)

  8. Oh we are doing the park we didn't know about Slimdoggy's do we have a slim humom Bawaahwaaww xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. What a fun list of things to do!

  10. Sounds like a lot of fun. We will see if we can get the Momster to try:)

    We started blogging on 7/4/08 - took us a very long time to get to 1,000 - Mom never thought we would.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Bowsers, that is a tough list to do in Key West. We get plenty of walks and dog park though.

    Essex & Sherman

  12. That sounds like a creative and fun challenge, we wish you all lots of luck and fun! Most things on that list are really tough for us to complete where we live in mexico (no dog parks, waterfalls, clean rivers, bridges, or woods that are safe for us to go exploring in) HOWEVER.... we do love to stop and smell the roses here at the ranch, and are always on the look out for unicorns, so we will enjoy those ones to the max!!

  13. This is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to get started!

  14. This is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to get started!

  15. This is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to get started!

  16. Wow, I see my computer was on the fritz and posted my comment THREE times! I am so sorry!

    I love reading your posts and looking at pictures of your beautiful dogs so I've nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. Here's the post: