Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Lucky Mutt has been so busy running around town with dogs that Christmas almost slipped by! I'm so grateful, though, for all the support from my clients, family and friends, and, of course, the dogs. Lucky Mutt, Broccoli, and Einstein all hope that you have had a seriously great Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lucky Mutt has gift certificates!

Christmas is fast approaching, but do you have all your shopping done for the dog OR the dog lover in your life? Lucky Mutt has gift certificates for walks, runs, hikes, and more for the holiday season!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tired as a dog (of studying)?

Oh my goodness, this article warmed my heart! While college is not always the best time for everyone to have a dog (although there are TONS of great college student/dog owners out there!), students can really benefit from even a little canine loving. Another great way to relieve some stress and get some doggie fun in while doing something wonderful for your community? Volunteer at your local shelter! It only takes an hour or so out of your day, and both you and the dogs there will feel much better!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lucky Mutt is ready for the winter!

Contrary to popular belief, the winter can be a great time to get your dogs plenty of exercise. While it is important to consider your pup's physical condition (such as their size, endurance, and so forth), there are tons of great activities for them when the weather gets chilly. Hiking, running, and longer walks are easier now that the summer heat, which keeps many dogs indoors, is a thing of the past. I like to be creative, though! Does your dog like to play fetch? Snowballs make an interesting new tennis ball for them (just make sure it's only snow--no rocks or sticks in it)! Does he or she have a nose like Sherlock Holmes? Winter offers lots of great opportunities to practice tracking, a kind of hide-and-seek that provides both a physical and mental workout.

What if the weather outside is truly frightful? There are also lots of great indoor activities that help your dog shake off cabin fever: agility, stairs, brain teaser toys, and obedience lessons are all great options! The Manhattan area is especially lucky to have great trainers and facilities such at Mutt School and Emerald City Canine Agility available!

And don't forget! The Lucky Mutt mobile makes it out and around town in all but the very worst weather!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dogs (and other pets) and us

We love our dogs (and cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, etc.) and spend a lot of time and energy to make sure that they are well-cared for: good food, plenty of exercise, and lots of love and affection. It can be easy to forget, though, that our pets do us a lot of good too. Check out this article for a quick insight into just some of the benefits that our friends give us!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is almost here! But in the midst of all the frantic food preparation by humans, many people try to find a way to include their dogs in the celebration and feasting. This article from the Huffington Post describes things that bakeries are doing to help pups and pooches get in on the fun. If only our dogs here were so lucky. This year at Lucky Mutt, Broccoli and Einstein will be suffering through my home-cooking as I make them special treats. Thankfully, they are not too picky!

Don't forget to take special precautions when preparing your dogs a Thanksgiving sample platter! Many of the foods common in traditional holiday foods can actually cause serious health problems for your dog. On the other hand, these foods are considered safe, and beneficial, for your best friend. As always, check with your vet if you are unsure about your dog and their reaction to people food.

This year, Lucky Mutt Adventures would like to thank all its friends and family for their support in this venture, the city of Manhattan, KS, for having such nice trails, parks, and other spaces for four-legged adventures, and, of course, Broccoli and Einstein, whose doggie love is seriously one of the best things in this world.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lucky Mutt is on Facebook!

Check out Lucky Mutt's Facebook page for updates on activities, dog adventures, and information about events in the Riley County community!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Barkin' around the Christmas tree!

With the holiday season nearing, the time has come for office parties, shopping, and traveling to see family. Make sure that your pups aren't forgotten in the holiday frenzy, though! Lucky Mutt offers a variety of activities to make sure that your favorite dog is well-cared for throughout the holiday season, including in-home dog sitting. Contact Lucky Mutt today to make arrangements!

Your pup wants to celebrate the holidays, too!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Welcome to Lucky Mutt Adventures

Hi there! Lucky Mutt Adventures is a dog-activities business that serves Manhattan, Junction City, Wamego, and the Flint Hills area of North-Central Kansas. Interested in learning more? Check out the Services section to see the variety of adventures Lucky Mutt offers for your dog!