Fall Bucket List

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Who’s ready for pumpkins, hoodies and cuddles?  We sure are,  and we want to make the most of this fall so here is our bucket list!

  • Attend the end of Summer Doggy Swims at local pools
  • Eat from a Food Truck
  • Play in the leaves
  • Go on a Paddle Boat Cruise at the Boat House
  • Go to a pumpkin patch
  • Complete a corn maze
  • Dress up for Halloween
  • Attend a fall festival
  • Have a blanket picnic
  • Blog about what we’re thankful for

New Collar for Koda

Bought Koda this new collar from PetANTastic and she looks fabulous!


Whats great about it?

Its super colorful!



Adjustable and super soft



Also very heavy duty & has a cool ID Tag Ring20180828_2053554794902929648988478.jpg


Buy your own beautiful collar on Amazon


Top 20 Dog Parks In America

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Top 20 Dog Parks

Number 20: James Hunter Dog Park, Arlington VA
This is a cool park that is astroturf & sand, we were not able to be there when
the water feature was turned on but it looked very cool.

Number 19: Freedom Bark Dog Park, Medford, NJ
Large park that has lots of things to smell, see and do!

Number 18: Jackson Bark Park, Chicago, IL
Very cool street sign park.  Using old tires, street signs, and construction
material they turned this old tennis court into a very cool dog park.

Number 17: Viking County Dog Park, Stoughton, WI
Large fenced dog park with two large lakes, lots of ducks and chipmunks to hunt

Number 16: Alimagnet Dog Park, Burnsville, MN 
                Water, Water, Water

Number 15: Beau’s Beneful Dream Dog Park, Lancaster, PA
Very cool turf dog park with an automatic ball throwing tree, splash pad and
lots of comfy Adirondack chairs for the humans.

Number 14: Prairie Wolf Dog Park, Lake Forest, IL
This park is very large, with LOTS of water and woods and tons of smells.

Number 13: Lums Pond State Park, Bear,DE
We have a theme!  Dog parks that are large, with water and wooded areas make
our top list!!!  Make sure you click the links so you can see pictures from our

Number 12: Heritage Trails Dog Park, Columbus, OH
This is a really cool park with built in tunnels into the ground, a splash pad
area, and more agility to try out.

Number 11: Bloomington Dog Park, Bloomington MO
Large area with lake for swimming, and a swing for human comfort!

Number 10: James Island Dog Park, Charleston, SC

Number 9: Macon Co. Dog Park, Macon, GA
Very unique dog park, nice beautiful bridge with a babbling brook, agility area
& gazebo.

Number 8: Grindstone Nature Off Leash Area, Columbia, MO
                  This very cool park is a nature area that allows dogs to run off leash, following
the river leads you to some beautiful sights.

Number 7: Brommelsiek Dog Park, St. Louis, MI
                 Dog park with it all. Agility, lake for swimming, lots of shade and sitting for

Number 6: Minnehaha Dog Park, Minneapolis, MO
                 This park is made up of two areas, a normal dog park (on a hill) and then it
opens to a larger area near the river side.  It is perfect for the hikers!!!  Hike off

Number 5: Cahaba Beach Dog Park, Birimingham, AL
This is a private dog park, that anyone can join for a membership.  You can go
for a day, week, or year!  Yous dog does go through a temperament test before
they can enter the dog park.  Cahaba is pretty cool, in its like a resort.  There are
signs to areas that make you think your in your own little dog town.  There is a
cute little (cold) tub-looks like a hot tub but is not hot because no dog likes that!
Cahaba knows how to make a dog park.

Number 4: Newtown Dream Dog Park, Johns Creek, GA 
One of our favorites, mainly turf dog park has a splash pad, bridge and tunnels.

Number 3: Battle Creek Off Leash Dog Park
                  What a park, its very very large, lots of lakes, tons of wooded area and hiking
trails.  You could spend all day here.

Number 2: Wags Park, Cincinnati, OH
                 Wags Park is another private dog park, where temperament tests are
mandatory.  Whats cool about WagsPark is there is paid staff that walk through
the park helping keep the piece.  Agility area, picnic area, man made lake, cash
bar, LARGE outside tv screen that shows movies and sports games.

Number 1: Concord Dog Park, Knoxville, TN
                Our NUMBER ONE dog park in America is Concord Dog Park.  This is presented
by Petsafe which houses their headquarters in Knoxville.  They outdid their
selves with this dog park.  It has it all, its compact, which allows you to sit and
relax if that is what you want, it has water access (with a dock), a hiking area.
Its the ideal dog park we believe.


We know there are some great dog parks out there, we’ve traveled to over 200 dog parks  and these are our top 20.

We’d love to hear your top dog parks you’ve traveled.

Comment below or share a picture on any social media platform with the hashtag #americasbestdogpark.



James Hunter Dog Park, Arlington, VA

Nature of Park: Fenced Off Leash
Open to Public
Location: 1299 N Herndon St, Arlington, VA 22201
Enrichment: Water & Sand
Areas: One Area for all
Surface: Turf, sand, concrete, grass
Human Comfort: lots of sitting areas, picnic tables

3.5 out of 5 paws

Freedom Bark Dog Park, Medford, NJ

Freedom Bark Park

Nature of park: Fenced off leash
Open to Public
Enrichment: Lots of land to explore, some agility
Areas: One large area
Surface: dirt, mulch, grass, water
Human Comfort: not much of any


Bandy Field Dog Park, Richmond, VA

Nature of Park: Large open area, not fenced
Open to Public
Enrichment: Wide open spaces
Areas: One large Area
Surface: Grass/Dirt
Human Comfort: none (bring a blanket or chairs)


Large off leash non fenced area where locals go to play fetch with their pup and socialize.  There were lots of dogs when we went, it was almost dusk but still lots of people stayed until dark (no lights sadly) Parking was hard, as its at a back of a neighborhood, but a nice off leash dog area

3 out of 5 paws!

Stony Point Fashion Park Mall Dog Park, Richmond, VA

Nature of Park: Public Fenced Off Leash
Open to Public
Location 9200 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, VA, US, 23235
Enrichment: Some agility
Areas:  not a huge park but its at a mall!!
Surface: AstroTurf, dirt, concrete, grass
Human: lots of Adirondack chairs

1 out of 5 Paws
Uniqueness: 5 out 5 Paws

Queeny Dog Park


Dog Park in at Queeny Park

Nature of park: Leash Private Dog Park
Open to Paid members ($50 for first dog-$15 for additional-MUST BE UP-TO-DATE)
Location: 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO
Enrichment: Spray garden & agility, lots of room to run and rocks to smell & mark
Areas: Two area: Under 13 inch dogs, and over 13 inch dog area
Surface: Concrete, Grass, Gravel, Pea Gravel, Dirt, Mulch
Human Comfort: *Love this* Picnic area-covered with FANS and light, so great for doing some work. Lots of benches spread out, and lots of great little nooks with shade.



TheOkdog Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paws (all missing is a swimming area)

Product Review: Furious Pets Advanced Hip & Joint Supplement


Why is it important to give your pups supplements?


Depending on what you feed your pups-dry food, raw food, a little of both, or chicken and rice like Ossian is now being feed, all these needs extra supplements to make your pup happy and healthy.

With both Ossian & Koda being senior pups now its even more important that I keep their bodies strong and holding out for there young minds!


I have always given the pups a join supplement, one that contained gludcosamine and chrondrotion and some times MSM.

I few years ago I got on a kick about giving them tumeric, I read lots of material that said it was really good for them, so I started making Golden Paste (google it if you’ve never heard of it) but it got to be time consuming and eventually I stopped giving it to them.

I received this product from FuriousPets for a honest review.  I was a little skeptical, because I had never heard of it before, but what got me was the ingredients.

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What are all these ingredients good for?

Turmeric, Also known as curcumin is spice known around the world. Used mostly in cooking it can also be used to treat some conditions and certain symptoms.  It has been said that it aids in the prevention of cancer in our dogs.  Turmeric has a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  It is ideal for senior pets, dogs with arthritis and poor joint health and any condition with inflammation as a symptom.

Glucosamine is extracted from the shells of shellfish.  Glucosamine plays a vital role in building cartilage, it should be taken as a supplement to treat arthritis and osteoarthritis.  This supplement is vital for building cartilage, which is a flexible, tough connective tissue found in several parts of the body.  This firm, rubbery tissue functions as padding at the ends of long bones where they meet joints.

Chondroitin is similar substance to glucosamine and is found naturally in joints.  It is responsible for many of the important biomechanical properties of the cartilage including resistance and elasticity.  It has a high fluid binding capacity helping maintain elasticity and shock absorbing properties of the cartilage.

MSM is an organic sulfur found in fruits, vegetables, grains and milk.  MSM reduces pain, inflammation, and allergic reactions.  It also helps heal wounds, dermatological issues and helps increasing exercise performance.

Vitamin C found in fruits and vegetables.  A powerful antioxidant that helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin.

Boswellia is also known as Indian Frankincense, an herbal extract taken from the Boswellia Serrata Tree.  Its believed to treat chronic inflammatory illnesses as well as a number of other health conditions and is an effective anti-inflammatory with painkiller that helps and prevents the loss of cartilage.

Yucca is a root vegetable, and has a number of health benefits.  It is typically used to treat skin conditions and wounds.  Yucca helps boost immunity, ease arthritis pain and aids in diabetes treatment.

All these amazing natural products in one small pill.

Order your own bottle on Amazon

Why I love this product.

  • It has all these natural products
  • Its small (which is good b/c I have to give Ossian 4 of them)
  • Its easily breakable (which is good for a picky pill eater like KODA!)

The OK Dogs Rating:  4 out 5 Paws


Ossian Moose’s Cover Letter & Resume for Petmate CFO Search

Dear Petmate,

My name is Ossian Moose Gibson, and I am a good boy. All of the time. Most of the time. Sometimes. Okay, well Mommy and Daddy love me. I would be the pawfect candidate for your Petmate CFO.


I love getting out and seeing the world. When I’m not lying on the bed or sleeping in my chair, I am traveling. Mommy and Daddy say “Wannago???” and I ALWAYS answer “umm, YES, OF COURSE!”. I have been to hundreds or dog parks. Some were too hot to enjoy. I mean, why did I go to Florida back-to-back summers? Those parks were short visits: RPLs (Run-Poop-Leave). But, I love going for rides. Daddy’s car has a nice place for me to put my head when it gets too heavy.


What else do I like? Well, I have 3 big buckets or toys. My favorite is my rubber squeaky balls, and my hedgehog, but I just want to tear him up. Did you know that some of these toys have white stuff in them? Don’t worry, I’m really good at getting the white stuff out. I also like treats. I chew on bones, I eat milk bones, and anything with beef or chicken is to drool for. I also like meeting new people, as long as they pet me. When I go out, I expect pets! Belly rubs, ear rubs, butt rubs, and someone to lean against or lay on are extremely important to me.           wpid-img_20150913_143836 (1)

I see I am required to be up-to-date on vaccinations. Ugh. Well, I am, but I don’t like thinking about it. One day, Mommy said “Wannago?”, and we went… to the vet. I got so many shots and stuff sprayed up my nose. That was not a fun ride. I also trained myself to house. So, I can only pee or poop outside. I also know how to do stuff. My favorite thing is to speak! One time, I won a contest for speaking. I sit for food, and shake, lay down, and roll over if asked nicely.


When I’m not sleeping or eating, I look at my social media. I have to take A LOT of pictures. My sister, Koda, and I are on twitter, facebook, and Instagram, and we even went to a social media conference in Georgia a few times. I hope you will pick me for CFO.

Ossian Moose








Ossian Moose Gibson’s Resume




Graduated from Petsmart Beginners Obedience Course       Fall 09

Current Position: Bed Tester, Blogger & Co-Pilot


Previous Employment:
Dog Park Investigator (Over 240 Different Dog Parks)
Dock Jumper
Kitty Pool Lounger


Silver Medalist at K9 Olympics in Hot Dog Splash
Most Vocal at Wagfest
K9 Einstein at K9 Games
Feature Profile Picture for Bed & Breakfast Dog Kennel
Best Costume at Sheabel Pet Costume Contest
Recognized at Barkworld w/ Photo with Victoria Stilwell
Appeared in news segment on Local WLEX, Lexington
Featured in the LHS Critter Camp Mannequin Challenge


Bacon Ball, Chicken, Cheeseburgers, Rawhides, Howeys’ Beef Sticks, Almost empty peanut butter jars, Ice Cream, Pup Lattes, Bed, Deer, Squirrels.


Woofing, High Five, Sit, Speak, Down, Spin, Kiss, Roll Over (sometimes)

Stubborn, Needs Pets, Loyal, Respects Boundaries


Poochies Plus
C2 Drum & Bugle Corps
LHS Critter Camp Campers