Running Amok Blog

Tips, Tricks & Crazy Dog Stories!

Just Running Amok…

We fell in love with the phrase “Just Running Amok…” years ago. It describes what happens in our day-to-day pretty accurately, between dogs, a fish, a lizard, 3 kids, jobs, hobbies, sports and everything else in between, we stay on the go.  But we still find time to laugh, love and live life to the fullest. We’ll share some of the crazy here with you, along with some tips, tricks and advice on selecting, raising and and enjoying your dogs.

Feel free to share your own crazy animal or life stories with us! You may end up with guest blog spot!!

Monday Mayhem – Episode 14 – Soggy Dogs

How many of our dog can fall in the pool in one summer? Our current record is 3.  We moved into this house in May of 2021 and there is a pool in the backyard. It’s surrounded by a large deck with a gate that is meant to keep kids, dogs, etc away from said pool....

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Monday Mayhem – Episode 12 – Maggie’s Kittens

I am going to use preface this one by saying I am allergic to cats, so is Riley and probably so is Clay. So historically we have not had cats as pets since Riley was about 2 and we confirmed her cat allergy.  But, as always, circus music is my theme song and things...

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Monday Mayhem – Episode 11 – Nala’s Highway Run

We got Nala from a lady about 6 hours away from us. She thought she wanted to raise labradoodles but realized she really did not have the space to raise litters of standard sized labradoodles. She loved Nala but knew she needed more attention and more room so she...

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Ways to Beat the Heat with your Furry Friend

With summer in full swing here in Illinois, the weather is just HOT.. like all the time. Like most dog owners, we try to schedule walks and exercise for our dogs during the coolest parts of the day, usually in the early mornings or evenings when the pavement isn't so...

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Is Starting a Pet Care Business for Me?

When Starting a Pet Care Business Is for You The world has changed to the point where dissatisfaction in the corporate environment has small business start-ups increasing.  Statistics report that 65.3% of small businesses are profitable. With the pet industry...

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Monday Mayhem – Episode 9 – Luna’s Surprise Delivery

That one time when Luna forgot she had delivered a puppy in the backyard during her morning potty break... then remembered 10 minutes later and totally freaked out... For those of you who do not know Luna, she is our silver F1 labradoodle and she is the sweetest,...

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4 Tips and Tricks for Downsizing with a Pet

4 Tips and Tricks for Downsizing With a Pet Our friend Cindy at www.ourdogfriends.org was kind enough to write an article for us with some tips and tricks for downsizing or moving with your pet! We hope you'll find the info useful! While the decision to downsize may...

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Monday Mayhem – Episode 8 – Hannibal’s Great Escape

This one is called Hannibal’s Great Escape. Starring, Hanni, his groomer, most of our immediate family, half of Fulton county and Facebook.  So, Hanni was in need of a haircut and was scheduled for one with his usual groomer. Now, a little backstory, Hannibal is a big...

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