Posts Categorized: Dog Fun

Dog Idioms History and Meanings

Last month we observed “National Work like a Dog Day” on August 5th. I doubt any of us took the day off to celebrate… it’s just another one of those unusual days that someone decided would be a good thing to recognize. I looked up the origins of the “holiday” and no one seems to… Read more »

The Virginia State Dog

Did you know that the American Foxhound is the Virginia state dog? Truthfully, I didn’t even know Virginia – or any state – had a state dog until recently! Why not, right? We have a state bird, so why not a state dog? No one asked me, but I approve. The American Foxhound temperament is… Read more »

Activities for You and Your Dog!

Dogs need something to do. Although they look content lounging on the couch, they’re much happier when they have something to stimulate their minds and bodies. Activity helps eliminate anxiety and melancholy and relieves boredom for our dogs. In that way, they’re not all that different from us. Maybe you would like more activity in… Read more »

The 10 Commandments of Canine Respect

There must be hundreds of articles online about earning your dog’s respect, or how to get your dog to respect you. But here’s a new concept: I think we need to respect our dogs. I mean, let’s face it… they put up with a lot from us, and they love and respect us regardless. Don’t… Read more »

Easter Food for your Dog

Nothing is more beautiful and appealing than an Easter spread, complete with glazed ham, carrots, deviled eggs… followed up with a beautiful lemon meringue pie. Hmmm… Mornings of Hot Cross buns, egg souffles, chocolate bunnies and colorful jelly beans! Shall I go on?!? It is a wonderfully delicious time of the year, isn’t it? I’m… Read more »

Cold Weather Swimming

The beautiful in-ground pools we have for our guests at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts are pretty-much open year-round. With Virginia’s fluctuating temperatures, the occasion to swim can come any day, even in the dead of winter! We admit, it feels a little strange when you’re standing in our lobby – in your boots, down coat… Read more »