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April 4, 2015

How Dogs Keep Humans Happy and Healthy

The winters in the Northeast can be harsh, leaving us with limited time outside to get our exercise in.

Our walks are fewer due to the all the salt on the roads and the harm they can do to our paws.

Luckily, we have a nice fenced in backyard where we get to romp in the snow and burn off some calories and pent up energy...
dogs horsing around in snow
Don't forget to get your peeps involved!

Did you know that humans can burn up to 214 calories per hour making Snow Angels?
Love a good snowball fight?
They can burn up to 319 calories per hour, if they last that long that is...

See, our peeps aren't all that bright.

They think they are doing us good by taking us out and letting us burn some extra calories to keep us healthy and happy.

But what really is happening is, we are putting them through a good workout right along with us both physically and mentally!! BOL!

How do you keep your humans in shape during the winter?!

We are joining the FitDog Friday blog hop brought to you by SlimDoggy and co-hosts To Dog with Love and GBGV Life.


  1. Please send snow!
    My peeps could do with some of that exercise
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Good plan - get those humans out there running around - that's how to keep everyone healthy!

  3. Lucky you. Having such a great yard to play in must make not walking no real bother. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. So true, so true! Since I live in Florida, I am sure to take Ma and Daddy-dog on LONG walks in the winter....longer than when it is so hot and humid outside. I am sure they get lots of exercise so they don't get f-a-t! Happy Friday!

  5. You all are such great trainers!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. Oh, that looks like so much fun! We rarely get snow in Atlanta, but that does make wintertime a great time to go on longer walks and hikes when it isn't so hot! Stay warm!

  7. I'm howling imagining Mom making snow angels for an hour! Interesting calorie burn info. We hike, run, play, do all that normal stuff in the snow and love it. Everyone burns more calories in the cold to stay warm too ;) Thanks for joining the hop with a fun post!

  8. Send snow to us!! We miss it, and haven't gotten any this season. :-(
    Have fun playing for us though!

    Make sure your mom enters you into our treat giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to the Paw Street Barkery, they have all natural, organic, treats! It's a cutest begging face contest!

  9. Mr. N is also very good at that! Last time it snowed, we played outside for two hours and my muscles were so sore the day after!

  10. Haha, I seriously LOVE all your pictures & pinned the first one to my "Happy Canines" board :-)
    I didn't know that making snow angels for an hour accounted for 214 calories...nice!

  11. Lucy keeps us in shape hiking on our mountain trails. Loved the snow pictures.

  12. Great photos!! We keep our humans in shape with daily walks. I suggested that Mom get a better pair of mittens and boots because I pretty much demand a walk and 20 frisbee throws!

  13. Look like you all had a good workout!

  14. That is perfect you guys. We love our fenced in yard, and we love getting Mom and Dad out there with us burning some calories!
    The K9 Crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets



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