Nothing But Norman #67

Happy Saturday All!


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This is Norman and my nephew Joey hunting on the marsh one year for ducks with us. Joey was 12 at the time I believe.

On a side note: For Norman’s one year memorial which is coming up on November 6th, That Girls Stuff is offering a special price on one of her custom made necklaces. Starting November 1 thru November 8th you can get a custom made necklace like this for $15.00 tax and shipping included.

All you need to do is go to That Girls Stuff FB page, like it and send Nichole a message that you would like a necklace and mention Sand Spring Chesapeakes in the message and you will get a custom made necklace for only $15.00.

We are joining Ruckus The Eskie and Earl’s World for Sepia Saturday.


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FitDog Friday~Saskatchewan Day 2

Day 2 of our Saskatchewan hunting adventure was actually Day 1 of hunting. Saturday was getting to the farm house, unpacking, visiting with the folks we rent the farm house from and then scouting to find a field to hunt on the next morning. When you are scouting at night you are looking for field that have snow geese in them. Usually when you find a field with snow geese in them at night the geese will head back to that same field the next morning to feed. They feed morning and night and in the middle of the day they spend their time on the water.

Our day starts out at 3:30 am. We get up, feed the dogs, feed ourselves and then we are off. We get to the field and set up our decoys in the dark. The decoys we set up are mostly silo socks and some shells. The silo socks are in the high hundreds we put out. We then park the trucks a long ways from the field so they don’t spook the geese and we walk back to our hunting spot. The dogs get a ton of exercise twice a day as it can be at least a mile walk to the field and back to the truck. Plus they get exercise with all the retrieves, so they stay fit while on vacation.

5 guys hunting 72 birds

Gambler can’t keep his eyes open after a morning hunt.

I’m so sleepy.



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Thursday Barks And Bytes~G & G Pick Up Dogs

This past weekend Gambler and Glory got to be pick up dogs for a guided goose hunt that my friend Justin set up. If you saw my Wordless Wednesday post yesterday you saw that Gambler is staying with Justin. Saturday was a trial run to see how Gambler got along with Justin before I left him there. Glory also got invited on the hunt as it was a 5 man hunt along with John, I and Justin so we could get 16 birds total. That’s a lot of retrieves so why not have the G team work together to get the birds. This particular day it was cloudy and misty rain. I only got a couple pictures of Gambler working and again they didn’t turn out to hot, still messing with the settings on my camera in that darn low light.

Gambler retrieving a goose.

All mine, mine, mine.

Nope, not all yours buddy, Glory retrieved some too.

Without the help of these guys you would of got none.

It’s all about me!

Two bonus birds, a snow goose and a blue goose.



The co-hosts for Barks And Bytes are Linda from 2browndawgs and Jodi from Heart Like A Dog.

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Wordless Wednesday~Where’s Gambler-Another Vacation

Gone on another hunting trip. My black duck retrieve.

Yes Gambler is on another hunting vacation. This time he didn’t go out of the state, he went about a half hour away from his house. For the next 10 days Gambler will be staying with my friends Justin and Cassie and their dog Riley (a Nellie puppy). I will be on a little vacation myself so I needed to find someone to take care of Gambler and since Justin guides for his business All Seasons Adventures in WI that would be the perfect place for him as he will get to hunt every day. So far they tell me Gambler hasn’t gotten into any Mischief so next Monday might be a little boring.


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TropiClean At

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Ding dong calling. We got our monthly sample from

Does your pet have bad breath, want to make it smell minty clean why not give TropiClean Fresh Breath Water Additive a try, I did.

Glory had bad breath in Saskatchewan, the bed we stayed in was very small so Glory was right in our faces breathing on us as we slept. So I was happy to see that made a delivery when we were gone and TropiClean Fresh Breath Water Additive was waiting for the gang to try.

TropiClean came with a little breath bone attached. What a clever idea, now they have to attach 3 one for each dog.

TropiClean, to be added to your pet’s water for fresher breath.

TropiClean Fresh Breath Water Additive For Dogs, 16 or 33.8-oz bottle

Until pets learn to gargle, they’re prone to bad breath. Unfortunately bad breath means bad bacteria, and that causes many dogs and cats to develop oral disease by the time they reach their third birthday. TropiClean Fresh Breath Water Additive is a safe, natural additive you squirt in your pal’s water bowl each morning. It removes plaque and tartar, eliminates harmful bacteria in the mouth, and gives your pet pal 12 hours of breath so fresh you won’t mind the face licks.

Key Benefits

  • Simple to use
  • Reduces plaque and tartar
  • Reduces risk of periodontal disease
  • No brushing required
  • All-natural formula with aloe and green tea

Purified water, Citric Acid, Cytlpyridinium, Chlorophylin, Glycerine, Potassium Sorbate, Green Tea Extract.

I added it to the gang’s water bucket, since I had such a big bucket it took almost half of the bottle.

It did bubble up a little bit when I added the additive after the water was already in the bucket. A couple days later when I made up a new batch of water I forgot and added the additive first and I got a big foamy mess so I suggest you remember to add it last.

Whoops, don’t add the additive first then fill with water.

Let’s see what the dogs thought.

Nellie trying it out in the little dish.

Not bad at all, I can do this and it gives me minty fresh breath.

Nellie drinking more.

Glory trying out the big bucket.

I didn’t get any pictures of Gambler drinking out of the dish. All dogs drank the water with the additive in it. Their breath was better right after they drank but I can’t say it lasted 12 hours. If you can’t do anything I think this is a good alternative to help keep the bacteria at bay so the tarter doesn’t build up as fast.

The 16 oz bottle lasted my gang of three large breed dogs one week. At $15.49 a bottle I think this product is better for smaller pets that won’t go through it as fast as my gang did.

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We’re joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today.  This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.  

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Monday Mischief~MK Going Hunting With The Chessie’s

What you say, MK Going Hunting With The Chessie’s?

MK’s a cat and the Chessie’s are dogs, right?

Right you are MK but remember MK was found and raised by Chessie’s so she is a ChessaCat and she wanted to go hunting with the gang the other day.

I decided to take Gambler and Nellie down to the creek to see if there were any ducks on the creek because John was taking Glory down the river with the canoe. We took off across the lawn down to the driveway and out of no where’s comes MK running to beat the band after us.

Hey whatcha guys doing?

Going hunting, I can hide.

Hey! Wait up!

MK you put your nose down like this to catch a scent.

This marsh grass is tall and thick.

Your doing great keeping up.

Who said a cat can’t go hunting?

Getting worn out, too much running in thick cover.

Selfie. Had to carry the little bugger as she was getting tired.

MK followed us through the Marsh, back to the same spot a year and a half ago we found her. She did a good job keeping up, when she couldn’t she would start meowing and Gambler went back and checked on her. I did have to carry her for a bit. No ducks were gotten this day. Too much MK babysitting.

monday mischief

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Black And White Sunday~Canoe Ride

Glory and John going for a little duck hunt down the river.

They ended up with only one duck.


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