Wordless Wednesday~Corn Nibbler

 

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A Pool Party Chewy Thank You

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Summer time is coming to a close but that doesn’t stop the Sand Spring gang from having a pool party Chewy style.

Thanks Mr. Andrew & Staff for some snorkeling good treats.

Don’t let your snorkel slough, get off your butt and order from Chewy.com

Glory decided to join in on the pool party fun.

Chewy.com staff is so cool we have to wear shades.

Why Chewy.com?

Because: Chewy.com has more than 300 brands to choose from and is ready to fetch it and ship it, direct to your doorstep, anytime of the day. Have a question regarding the best food for your pet? Call us 24/7 and our helpful customer service team at Chewy.com is ready to listen.

Chewy.com lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chewy.com’s dedicated staff is committed to providing quality pet products to our customers in a fast and easy way. That’s why we have warehouses located throughout the country – so the products are delivered quickly and efficiently. Bottom line, Chewy.com delivers pet happiness – and there’s nothing really better than that.

Their products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed (if your not happy call them and they pay for shipping the item back), they have expert pet care and product advice, over 200 of the best pet brands and 24/7 customer care. Another great benefit of Chewy.com is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95.

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Thanks to Mr. Andrew and his staff at Chewy.com for all the great products they offer at low low prices and for all that they do for their blogging outreach program.

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Another big thanks goes out to our pals Frankie and Ernie who put together this surprise thank you blog post for our wonderful friends at Chewy.

 

The Results

So you all know from my Black And White Sunday post yesterday that Glory passed her second AKC Senior test. Here is the official photo of us with her ribbon.

From Sunday’s post you read that Gambler got to advance to the third series. In AKC Master level tests there are three series you have to finish. You need to pass the first one to move onto the second one and then pass the second one to move onto the third one. Gambler did well his first two series and was called back to the third. Here are the only pictures I have for the weekend. They were taken by my friend during the first series.

Getting ready to run, next in line. We are both happy and confident.

Almost up and the nerves strike and I think I am going to puke.

The walk up and the test begins.

Watching the marks go down.

Retrieving the first mark.

Retrieving the second mark.

Retrieving the third mark.

Taking a moment while they plant the blind.

Lining up for the blind.

Casting to the blind.

Sunday we went back to run the third series. It was a water double with a land and a water blind. The first mark went down then the second one. He cheated the bank on the way to the go bird jumped in the water and retrieved the duck from behind a point, swam back to me. Set him up and sent him on the second mark, he got to the shore and then was going to cheat the shore around to that mark, I stopped him and gave him a cast into the water and then casted him to the bird which was through the water over the land through water and on the next shore. He came back and I lined him up for his land blind which wasn’t too far away and he lined it needing no handles to get there. Now the dreaded water blind. I lined him up and he took a poopy off to the left of the blind line I tried to straighten him out and then he got to the shore and I cast him into the water and he wouldn’t go in, I had to cast him twice then the got in and went after the blind and got it and brought it back. I knew the water blind wasn’t the best but I really thought overall he did well and that we were going to get a ribbon. Now the waiting game.

Went back to the club house listened to them call the numbers that passed 1-58 and there was no #48! WTH really why not? The hunt test emotional roller coaster is upon me. I went up to the judges and asked them why we failed and they explained the water blind was the reason and they couldn’t add up the numbers enough to give us a passing score. What a disappointment. So close but yet so far away. John was upset to, he thought as our friend thought too that we pulled it off this time. Nope, back to the drawing board and more water blinds. John and I didn’t talk the whole way home and every time I thought of the test I cried.

When we finally talked it was about how even know people say their isn’t politics in hunt tests games since you are going against yourself in a pass fail manner there really IMO politics. How come a pro trainer that has a truck full of dogs passes each dog after it has bad line manners and they are hollering at it to sit, sit, sit, heel, heel, heel which to me is intimidation and then the dogs have long hunts and have to be handled and they still pass. They pass IMO because the club needs the pros with all their dogs so they have to pass them and not piss them off so they keep coming back and spending more money. But then you got little ole Jo Smoo me with my one dog that they fail because they have to fill their quota on their pass/fail ratio. I also think they play the race card on Chesapeakes and don’t turn their head so to speak and are quick to fail them. I could be all wrong but this is my theory and I’m sticking to it. I know your dog has to be at Master level to enter these tests and they have to be almost perfect but I tell you I wasn’t seeing perfection on the dogs that passed. I believe Gambler has what it takes to pass a Master level test and I hope like hell he can pull it off with the next three tests coming up or I might have to check my self into the insane asylum. It’s tough to be on this high and low roller coaster. My eyes don’t like it and my heart doesn’t like it.

 

Monday Mischief~Pawicure

During the summer I am always running around the farm in bare feet or in flip flops. My toenails are always gaked up with some time of muck so I decided my toes deserved a soaking in some warm water and soap. Gambler thought he was missing out and that he needed a pawicure of his own.

What do we have here?

Why are there toes in the bucket?

You got some stinky toes going on mom?

I better take a closer look.

I think I want my toes in the water.

My toes stink too!

I almost got my toes in.

Score! My very first pawicure.

After he spilled the water all over the living room area rug I decided he best play in the water outside. Here is a video of him playing in the foot bath water.

Little did he know that the next day he would be getting a pawicure of his own with the real live nail trimmer. He hates his nails being trimmed so that is mischief for another day.

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Black & White Sunday~A Pass And An Advancement

This weekend we are at yet again another hunt test. Glory ran a AKC Senior level test yesterday and passed her second test with me handling her.

A better picture to follow, had to do a quick shot for today’s post. Gambler ran a AKC Master level test with me handling him. In Masters there are three series you need to pass. The first two series are held on Saturday and if you are lucky enough to get called back you run the last one on Sunday. We were lucky enough to get called back and are headed to the hunt test right now.

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We are joining Dachshund Nola & Sugar The Golden Retriever for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop.

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Nothing But Norman #57

Happy Saturday Everyone!

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Since summer is almost coming to a close I thought I should post up some pictures of one of Norman’s favorite summertime activities. When we used to fish with Norman he LOVED it. He loved boat rides, he loved hanging out in the boat while we were anchored but his ultimate fun thing to do was to pull the fish out of the live well after we put them in it. He would pull them out and put them in the bottom of the boat so he could then squeeze them. Trying to make them squeak like his squeaky toys. He had a ball and we had a ball watching him. Today’s photo’s were of us in the canoe on the grand river marsh. No motors or boats are allowed out there since it is a refuge so canoe time it was. Never once did we ever flip the canoe over with any of the dogs in it and sometimes we would have two at a time.

On a side note, John and I don’t talk about the passing of Norman much. We will compare the other dogs to him but that is about it until the other night when we were sitting at the kitchen island eating supper and John was looking at the 2014 Blogville calendar with Normans picture so proudly shown and he said ” August needs to be over with so I don’t have to look at that picture anymore, every time I look at it all I remember is the times I scolded him and don’t remember all the good times, it makes me sad”. My response to him because you know me I am all about clowning around just like Norman I said ” not me, I never spanked him so I don’t have any bad times, it doesn’t make me sad”. So that is probably a lie, I must of spanked him once in his 13 years but I don’t let that get me down. The good times outweigh the bad times so all I have are happy memories up until the sad memory of his passing. After the fact I felt bad that I didn’t comfort John at that time when he was opening up to me on how he felt about Norman being gone. What a poop I am. I’m sure Norman isn’t holding a grudge and was thankful for the stuff John taught him on how to be the best dog and hunter around.

 

I am joining Ruckus The Eskie for Sepia Saturday.

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I am also joining The Pet Parade today also.

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FitDog Friday~Banks And Inclines

When we go to our friends pond the pond is surrounded by deep banks which means inclines when the dogs have to come out of the water and get back up on shore. By having the dogs do inclines it helps strengthen their upper body and well as their lower body as they need to use their back legs to really push them up the incline to the top. They also have to have strength in their neck to be able to hold the duck or bumper in their mouth. Great exercise all around.

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