Nothing But Norman #71

Happy Saturday All!

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Since this week was a big one with breeding Glory I thought I would share Norman’s two litters with you. The first breeding we did with Norman was back in 2004. We bred Norman to a fine young lady called AOK Ridge Abby. She delivered 6 puppies on 10/7/04. This is how we came upon Nellie. Since this wasn’t my litter I didn’t get to  keep in contact with the puppies from the litter. When the litter was about 5 years old we came across one of the owners of the only male puppy in the litter. We went and saw him and he was a spitting image of Norman, and he constantly carried a ball around just like Norman too.

Nellie is the middle pictures and her litter mate Maya was on top.

Rugar, Norman’s son.

Rugar in sepia

Norman had a breeding the fall of 2010, there was a confirmed pregnancy and at time of whelp there was only one puppy that was having troubles getting out and they ended up losing the only puppy. This was a very sad time for me as it was a really great breeding and I was to get a Norman boy puppy from this litter.

Norman’s second living litter was born 5/13/11. The breeding was with HRCH UH Hope Springs Dowry MHR*** . This breeding produced Gambler. I do keep in contact with some of the other litter mates and it has been a joy to see them grow up and see what they have been up to. Gambler has a couple of Norman’s traits but for the most part he is 95% his mom.

There were 8 puppies in the litter. This is just 6 of them when they were 11 months old.

Hopefully one day soon we will be breaking out Norman’s frozen swimmers and have another Norman litter and keep a puppy out of that litter for another stud dog.

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Pet Video Verify – No Microchip Needed For Your Pet

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FitDog Friday~Saskatchewan Day 7 & 8

Today’s FitDog Friday Saskatchewan Day 7 & 8 will complete the SS gang hunting trip to Saskatchewan this past Sept/Oct. This will be day 6 & 7 of hunting which is Friday & Saturday.

Here are a few pictures from our hunt on Friday.

Our total for today was 39, with 4 guys & 4 dogs.

Here are some pictures from Saturdays hunt. This was our last hunt for our vacation. We hunted til noon, picked up our decoys, came back to the farm house, cleaned the birds, loaded our gear and we were on the road to home.

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Saturdays hunt was with 5 guys and 5 dogs. Total count 43 birds. Total count for the week hunt was 307 birds. John and I took home 139 birds. When you transport birds over the border from Canada to the US you need to keep a wing attached to the breast meat and you need to label the bag correctly and have a accurate count of your birds. You will need to fill out a fish and wildlife form at the border and claim your birds. If  they are package or labeled wrong you could get a fine. Once home we clean the wings off the breast and take the meat to a local butcher shop and have all the meat made into sausage, brats and hotsticks. This was the best year we have had in Saskatchewan. It’s always a great trip with great friends, great dogs and lots of exercise for us and the dogs.

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Thursday Barks And Bytes~Swim Little Dudes

 

The time is upon us. It’s been one long year in the making and waiting. Glory is meeting her boyfriend in a box today at the reproduction clinic in Lomira, WI. I use Veterinary Village for all my reproduction work on my dogs. Glory had a progesterone test done at my clinic on Monday, the results were 2.6. Dr. Greer at Veterinary Village said we should retest her progesterone on Wednesday. I took her to VV Wednesday am and the results were 8.6. She had quite the spike in her progesterone which means she is ready to be bred. Glory will be bred with fresh chilled semen inseminated by Transcervical Insemination (more on the breeding later). Needless to say I along with the potential puppy peeps are doing the happy dance that this is finally coming together. And from the mouth of Amy…….

A couple of thank you’s to give out. The SS gang was lucky enough to win a couple of giveaways. First giveaway we won was thanks to our host’s for this blog hop. Back on Halloween 2browndawgs and Heart Like A Dog had a spooktacular giveaway and we won, how cool is that?? Thank you Linda and Jodi for some really great items. The SS gang would like to say thank you with some pictures of their loot.

What kind of spooktacular stuff we got here?

Woweeee look at all the loot!

I hope this Indigo treat falls right into my mouth.

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Snackie time.

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A treat for me?

This is a tasty treat.

Last week The Good Flea informed me that the SS gang had won The Jones Natural Chews jumbo bone giveaway. These bones are massive and my gang loves them so they were super excited to have won this giveaway. To show you how excited gman is you can watch this short video.

Glory loving her bone.

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Thanks Jones this bone is the best.

Nellie getting into her bone.

Gman eating his after he busted it out of the box.

Thanks again everyone for the great loot!

Let’s all hope Glory’s AI goes good today, I of course will be keep you all updated as we go along.

BB3

 

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

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Wordless Wednesday~Glory’s Boyfriend Silas

CH Chisholm Trail’s Backdraft Bay MH**

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AKC#: SR47674401
UKC#: R242-080
Color: Light Deadgrass
Weight: 85#
Height: 24.5in
Hips: Excellent CB-9447E24M-VPl
Elbows: Normal CB-EL1606M24-VPl
DM:Carrier CB-DM649/20M-NOPl-CAR
EIC: Clear D10-007956
PRA: Carrier
CERF: Clear CB-6413 tested 6/12
CHIC: 67744

Glory had a progesterone test done on last Friday, this Monday and then again today. Hopefully today’s one will be right on and time to ship the semen. I will be doing a TCI (Trans Cervical Insemination) with fresh chilled semen.

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Tasty Tuesday~Chef Gambler And His Mixed Berry Treats

Chef Gambler decided he wanted to help make some frozen mixed berry treats. He started out by getting all two ingredients, frozen mixed berries that he let thaw and plain yogurt.

All you need is frozen mixed berries and yogurt.

You try and open the yogurt with your mouth.

If your mouth doesn’t work, then use your foot.

If nothing works just kick it.

Put the yogurt and berries in the bowl and take a taste test.

Be sure to lick the spoon clean.

Give Nellie a taste.

Let messy Glory try it also.

Put some in a bowl and have a snackie before they are frozen.

Don’t forget MK.

Glory said this is nummy.

MK has no issues cleaning the spoon.

Fill molds and freeze.

MK not waiting for hers.

Even know it is 15 degree’s outside the pups like their frozen treats.

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Chef Gambler gives it 4 paws up.

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Monday Mischief~8 Long Years Paid Off~Bobcat Mischief

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DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT MY BOBCAT HUNT

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It’s been 8 long years and I finally got drawn for a Wisconsin Bobcat Tag. Back in the day it used to be you were able to get drawn every 3 years for a bobcat tag, not anymore. The DNR had extended the years between tags and it has taken me 8 years to draw a tag. I was super excited when I got my tag in the mail. First thing I did was call up my friend up north in Hayward and told him I had a tag and to keep me in mine when he needed someone to go hunting. Mike lives in Hayward, has hounds that he used for running, coyotes, coons, bears and bobcats. I have gone hunting with Mike in the past and have gotten a bear, John has gotten a bear an bobcat. It was now my time again to go hunting up north.

It all started last Sunday night……ring, ring, ring…….Hello…….JoAnn we are getting snow up north can you get up here midweek and go cat hunting……YES, YES, YES I can……(never mind the fact that Glory came into heat and I have to take her to the vet on certain days to run progesterone tests so we know when we can breed her. Never mind the fact that my new car came in and I have to pick that up. Never mind the fact that I need to be back Saturday to meet my friends for my Birthday celebration).

I’m not a fan of driving so I asked my nephew if he wouldn’t mind taking off of school and coming with me so I didn’t have to make the 5 hour trip by myself. Of course he said YES, YES, YES.

We took off Wednesday after school. I took the first driving gig, got a hour and half away from where we were suppose to be, stopped for supper and hit the road again. At this time is has become dark and the roads are all snow covered. Joey said “how come you got the easy driving and I get the snow”? Hmmmmm that’s why your along! Joey had to drive 40 mph while I tried to watch for road signs in the blowing snow and make sure we got on the right roads. We finally made it up to Mikes, jumped in bed and started our day off again at 5am.

We jumped in Mikes truck with his 3 hounds, took off looking for tracks in the fresh snow. Once we got into the national forest the snow was over a foot deep. The truck brush guard was pushing the snow as we tried to blaze a trail. It was just crazy the amount of snow there was. I thought for sure we were going to get stuck, or I was going to have a heart attack if I had to get out and run after the dogs in that snow. We drove around for 1 1/4 hrs until we finally came across a big track that was made during the night along a creek bottom. Mike released the hounds and we waited to hear what they were going to do.

It was less than 10 minutes and the hounds were barking up a storm which meant they must of tree’d the cat. So I grabbed my gun which is a Benelli automatic shotgun with 3″ BB for shells and off we went. We followed the barking and met up with the dogs that indeed had the cat tree’d. Normally cat’s don’t tree, they run and run and run because they can out run the dogs but because the snow was over a foot deep and by the looks of it this cat had it’s belly full it tree’d right away. Mike walked around the tree and found the right spot for me to stand and it was all over then.

My first bobcat, which is a male and weighed 35#.

Mike and his talented hounds.

Joey being the nice nephew he is and carrying out my cat.

Carrying out the cat, we ended up going in only 150 yards.

The drive home.

G & G smell something.

This isn’t MK!

The hunt was done and over in a half hour. Nothing wrong with that as it was only 13 degree’s and started to snow again. I was very happy with the day and waiting 8 years was worth it. When I googled the average weight of a male bobcat it came up with 21# so I was extremely happy with the one I got which was 35#. I will be sending him to the taxidermist to be mounted and he will join the other critters in my house. This was indeed a great mischief day.

Bobcats are mainly hunted for the sport of hunting and for keeping the cat populations at bay. The DNR does take the carcass and does all kinds of research on it.

On a side note: I made it back in time to get Glory’s progesterone test done and will be repeating it again today and hopefully breeding the middle to end of this week and last Friday Joey took me to pick up my new car! I got a 2015 Honda Fit and I love it. 17 years I had my Toyota Tercel and it was time to give it up.

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