Nothing But Norman #62

Happy Saturday All!

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Norman’s favorite spot on the couch was right next to me on the chase lounge, he would lay by John sometimes but mostly he was by me. At night when 9 pm came along he somehow new it was bedtime and he would get up from his spot and stand on the ground and lay his head on the chase lounge and just stare at me until I got up and went to bed. Even when I didn’t want to go to bed just yet he would move all around the chase lounge and stare at me from different angles. He is the only dog that would let me know it was bed time until now. It’s taken almost a year since Norman’s passing for him to channel his son Gambler. 3 times in the past week Gambler has gotten up from Norman’s spot on the chase lounge next to me and has laid his head on it staring at me trying to get me to get up and go to bed. Thank you Norman for coming back in your son.

Heaven gained another furangel yesterday. Norman was waiting to show his buddy Carson the ropes. Carson was my co-worker and friend Laura’s pal. He will me missed by all. Picture collage was taken this past August by her best friend Lisa Finke. So glad she has these wonderful pictures to remember Carson by. RIP Big Guy!

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are. – Anonymous

We are joining Ruckus The Eskie for Sepia Saturday.


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FitDog Friday~Racing Threw The Field

This weeks hunting was a bust, no retrieves for the gang. Glory and Nellie got to hunt on Saturday and the G team got to hunt on Sunday. All that was shot was pictures of the gang. So since they didn’t get any exercise with their retrieves they got their exercise racing around and playing grab ass when we set out the decoys in the early morning and then again when we picked them up. They think the field with the decoys in it is a race course. Much fun and exercise was had.


Gambler scrubbing his back for some twisty exercise.

Glory joining in on the twisty fun.

I’ll catch you Gambler!

Running through the crane decoys is like a race course.


I’ll get you daughter of mine, I might be old but I can still kick your booty.


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#PAW14 at Tractor Supply Store~We Visited

Yesterday I gathered up the dogs and we went to town. We went to town because we found out from Melisa over at Barking from the Bayou that Sept 17-21, 2014 is Pet Appreciation week  #PAW14 at Tractor Supply Store with a main event happening on Saturday the 20th with pet adoptions, pictures and drawings for some cool prizes.

G & G at Tractor Supply Store

Nellie riding shotgun to the store.

I couldn’t take all three dogs in at the same time so Glory was the chosen one since Gman may pee on stuff.


Time to check out the food, here’s my food Pro Pan Focus Adult.

Checking out all the cool toys.

I think I need some Jones chews.

This looks like a comfy bed.

Most important like always when at an event always scoop your poop.

Keep the place clean.

The loot.

Glory’s new stick toy.

We won’t be able to go back on Saturday for all the fun, if your not busy check out if there is a Tractor Supply Store  near you.

Well over a year ago I wrote a post about The Pink Whistle Society and how Glory’s picture got picked for the PWS poster. You can read about it here.  I bought both the drawing that Debbie from Stonebraker Art did and the poster. I finally found a frame to fit the poster and now have it hanging in my living room.

Just a fyi, for the next two weeks posts are going to be pre-empted. The G & G team are headed to Saskatchewan snow goose hunting. Nellie is staying home to man the home front. So if your wondering why I have mish mash posts that is why. I also have to admit that the funny pictures I take with the gang and the geese are not photoshopped but the geese are not real they are the decoys we use to lure in the real geese. They look so life like.



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Wordless Wednesday~Monkey See Monkey Do


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Tasty Tuesday~Yummy Human Treat

I made these muffins over the weekend and they are one of my favorites so I thought I would share them here.

I didn’t take pictures while I was making them because they are messy but you can enjoy the final pictures.


Cream Cheese Muffin Puffs

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon Almond Extract

1/4 cup Melted Butter or Margarine

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

10 oz Can Hungry Jack Flaky Biscuits ( I used the extra butter ones)

3 oz Cream Cheese, cut into 10 cubes

Heat oven to 375

In a small bowl combine margarine and vanilla. In another bowl combine sugar, cinnamon and almond extract.

Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Press or roll each into a 3 inch circle.

Dip each cheese cube in margarine and then in the sugar mixture. Place cube in center of each circle.

Fold Dough over cheese, covering completely. Seal well, shaping into balls.

Dip each filled biscuit in margarine and then in the sugar mixture.

Place seam-side down in ungreased muffin cup.

Bake at 375 for 12-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from pan immediately and enjoy the warm gooey goodness.


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Monday Mischief~Wrecker Wednesday

As usual most of the gangs mischief happens on Wednesday’s after I have been gone for two days and they have been in their kennels. I have now named Wednesday’s: Wrecker Wednesday.

This latest mischief was a emotional one for me. Usually when the gang gets into mischief it doesn’t really bother me as I am so used to them wrecking stuff it’s just like another day. This day started out like normal, the gang woke me up early because they wanted to go do something. I jumped in the shower and when I got out, I heard the tall tale sign something was not right…..rrrrriiiippppp!

This is what I saw:

Gambler started it!

Glory started it!

As you can see my towels are on the floor so that was the first mischief, Gambler stole my towels while I was in the shower.

I am old and wise and I didn’t do it!

The crime scene. The photo book was behind the egg basket on the shelf.

For the past three years I’ve had 2 photo books/3 ring binders on that shelf behind the egg basket. They have never touched them before. I’m not sure what made them decide to touch the photo book this day, and why they always chose my stuff to wreck? The photo books/3 ring binders are books that I made after my mom and dad died. Each one contains remembrance pieces about them and from the funeral. It contained pictures of the flower arrangements, cards, obituaries,  newspaper articles ect. The one they started to wreck was my moms, probably because it was on top.

I didn’t wreck a thing, I’m sitting here reading these nice cards.

Rrrrrriiiiipppppp! Opps, did I just say that out loud?

I think I should bring the stuff out here in the loft and chew on it.

What very dear cards you got for the passing of your mom.

All in all I just lost a couple of cards. The other stuff I can reprint as I have it all saved on my computer. I thought ahead and scanned everything into the computer in case something happened to the book and I also have a duplicate books for my niece and nephew so I can get copies from theirs.

On another day Gambler dug into my computer bag and ripped up my reusable grocery bag.

My reusable grocery bag.

uh oh

The next mischief for the start of this week was a doozy too. Saturday night I made jalapeno & cream cheese stuffed goose breast wrapped in bacon. In order to hold the bacon I had to put toothpicks in it. John and I ate supper, I finished first and thought John put the remainder breast in the fridge. I came down Sunday am at 4:30 am to get ready to go hunting. I saw the breast on the stove and thought to myself that I couldn’t believe no one came down in the night and ate it. So I made my chai tea and next thing I know Gambler is licking his lips and I look at the stove and the breast is gone! I was right there with my backed turned and didn’t even hear him! I freaked as I knew it had 2 toothpicks in it. I went over to where he showed me he ate it and there was 1/4 of one toothpick. So out to the shed we do for a cocktail of hydrogen peroxide and up came the goose and both toothpicks. Normally I wouldn’t freak out about eating stuff and just let it pass but we had a case in the clinic of a dog that had a reoccurring draining tract coming from what appeared to be it’s anal gland. We called in a specialist and he did a exploratory surgery on the draining tract and pulled out a toothpick that was working it’s way out through the ass cheek. After surgery the doctor talked to the owner and she said oh yes I know where that came from my dad was eating bacon wrapped chestnuts a while back! So sorry Gambler I hope you enjoyed it coming back up as you enjoyed it going down!

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