Black And White Easter Sunday

Happy Easter to all our blogville peeps, hope you all have a joyous day with lots of great food and company.



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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 #40

Happy Saturday All!

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Here are some more edited photos by my friend Nicole from Alred Photography. If anyone would like her to edit some photos for them she will make 5 edits for $10.00. To contact Nicole you can email her at or you can message her on Facebook by clicking here.

The first photo is the original. This is my most favorite photo I took of Norman on my trainers property when Norman was around 2-3 years old. This photo is the same one that is on the Westminster Kennel Club website on the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed profile page.

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I cried when I saw this next photo as he is my shinning star looking out for me from up above.




Nichole sent me this photo and said it was her favorite out of all of them but there was something missing in it. I thought to myself what could be missing this is beautiful.



Then she showed me this photo and the tears were pouring. Absolute beautiful. What a beautiful job.



Thank to Ruckus The Eskie for hosting this great Sepia Saturday Blog Hop!

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We are also joining in The Pet Parade

Thank’s to the co-host for hosting this great hop.

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FitDog Friday








As you can see our FitDog Friday exercise this week was one day of hunt test training on land with Gambler and Glory. They are so happy the snow is gone so they can get back out and do what they love to do, retrieve ducks. The other day of training this week was again hunt test training but on water this time. Nellie got to join in on the exercise as we were at our house so she went along for the fun and exercise. Our pond is in the marsh so the marsh grass is much thicker than normal grass and longer so they get there work out running through it as well as swimming across the pond. They have to go in and out on the banks (sometimes they jump in and fly) so they really have to use their front shoulder muscles to get them in and out of the water on sloped banks. Great exercise all around and easy on their joints.

Nellie was first:

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Glory was next:

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Last was Gambler:

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They don’t mind exercising when they are doing something they love.


Please enjoy our FitDog Friday Blog Hop brought to you by SlimDoggy and our co-hosts Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love. Join the Hop or just enjoy the links below – lots of fun fitness tips and advice!

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Thursday Barks And Bytes


The co-hosts for Barks And Bytes are Linda from 2browndawgs and Jodi from Heart Like A Dog
The Barks:
Tuesday we did a review for, you can read it here. Of course I have to show you the outtake photos.
Just because you lick your lips Glory I still won't share.

Just because you lick your lips Glory I still won’t share.

These treats makes my ear go wild.

These treats makes my ear go wild.

I think I need to try these first.

I think I need to try these first.

No sir re bob are you getting these first.

No sir re bob are you getting these first.

Off I go to enjoy these tasty treats.

Off I go to enjoy these tasty treats.

The Bytes:

A video of MK playing footsie.

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This is how we sleep at night. Glory in Norman’s spot on my feet, Nellie to the side of me, Gambler is up by my head and MK is between my legs. She is one of the gang.



Sunday is Easter so guess what we have been up too…………………………………Blooper time!

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Stop back tomorrow to see what the gang has done for FitDog Friday, see more edited pictures of Norman on Nothing But Norman and of course the Easter pictures on Black And White Sunday.

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Wordless Wednesday~Nellie



Wordless Wednesday is a community linkup of bloggers. Visit our host, BlogPaws, and you can use the icons below the post to hop from site to site. It is a great way to discover new blogs…..or even just a convenient way to find all of your favorites in one place. When you visit each site, be sure to leave a comment and let them know you found them through Wordless Wednesday.



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Tasty Tuesday~Belly Bites


Ding dong calling. We got our monthly sample from

The dogs were happy this review was for them again. This month they got a sample of:

Belly bites


I might of been more excited than then the dogs to try out this treat because I call Nellie “Nellie Belly”, so I thought this treat was appropriate for her.

It's time.

It’s time.

Gambler thinks it is all his.

Gambler thinks it is all his.

We can't wait to try the Belly Bites with Salmon flavoring.

We can’t wait to try the Belly Bites with Salmon flavoring.

Nellie Belly is first. She loved them.

Nellie Belly is first. She loved them.

Glory's turn, she liked the soft texture.

Glory’s turn, she liked the soft texture.

ohhhh Gambler says these are nummy.

ohhhh Gambler says these are nummy.

Don't mind if I do.

Don’t mind if I do.

Natural Balance Belly Bites Salmon & Legume Formula Grain-Free Dog Treats

Made with Salmon, Peas & Garbanzo Beans! Natural Balance Belly Bites are delicious, chewy treats that are baked with flavor and nutrition. Every Bite satisfies the belly with goodness and love!

Key Benefits

  • Grain-free formula perfect for dogs with sensitivities
  • Semi-moist texture dogs love!
  • Made with high-quality ingredients
  • Made in the USA!

Salmon, Peas, Vegetable Glycerin, Garbanzo Beans, Cane Molasses, Gelatin, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Dried Cultured Skim Milk

Right now there is a sale on these treats at You can get a 6-oz bag for $6.99 that’s a 13% savings. What a deal for some really tasty treats that the SS gang loved and couldn’t wait to get more.

Spokes gal Nellie gives Belly Bites 12 paws up!

Spokes gal Nellie gives Belly Bites 12 paws up!

Nellie does a trick for more Belly Bites, she couldn’t get enough of these tasty treats.


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I was compensated 1 bag of Belly Bites for a honest review from

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~Remains To Be Seen







Three months ago my very best friend Sue passes away. She had a very small family and I was like a daughter to her. After she passed and I met her brother John at the Humane Society to bust her dog and cat out of jail he said to me “I don’t know what I am going to do with Sue”, “she didn’t tell me what she wanted done after she passed”. I told him that I wanted to take her animals remains and spread them on my property so they were with someone who loved them. I then suggested that he have Sue cremated and I would take her remains and put them with all her animals and I would spread them all in spots that are very special to me so I can go to those spots and have my peaceful time with my friend and her pets. During the 24 years that we were friends many animals came into her life and spent their whole life with her until their end. She was a dog and cat lover and gave them the best live they could ask for. Her fur children were: Missy, Bucky, Pepper, Bicky, Mickey, Elliott,  Stewie, Ray and Oscar. 

A couple weeks ago I met John at the funeral home and picked up Sue in her car that she left me when she passed. She was with me again riding shotgun instead of driving this time.

Hang on Sue your going for a ride.

Hang on Sue your going for a ride.

When I posted this photo on Facebook a couple people said “don’t let Gambler get a hold of her”. I was like “what” Gambler, he wouldn’t do such a thing. Sue was safe as she was in a tin that was put high on the shelf.

Until yesterday when I finally decided to combine Sue with all her pets. It was time they were all together again as today is what would of been Sue’s 68th Birthday. It was time to spread her and her fur children in one of my special spots for her Birthday.

Sue and her fur children.

Sue and her fur children.

I removed everyone and mixed them up and put them back into a couple of different packages to be spread in different places. I had my first little package and I put it in the pail that I mixed them all up in and set it on the floor in the kitchen. I have ADD and thought I needed to water the plant in the same room where I just was so I went in and watered the plant.

The mixing pail that had the little bag of remains in.

The mixing pail that had the little bag of remains in.

I come back into the other room and John comes walking over and said “Is Gambler suppose to have this”?

The remains.

The remains.



Remains spread on Glory's pillow.

Remains spread on Glory’s pillow.

Gambler grabbed the bag, went on Glory’s pillow and started to rip it open. John heard him and checked on him and this is what he saw minus the bag. He thought he was being helpful by spreading the remains in the house, guess he thought I wanted her in the house with us. He was right I wanted her in the house with us but I had already put the remains in a little urn to keep in the house not the real Macoy laying on my floor.

My special spot that I wanted to lay Sue and her fur children to rest is on my bother’s and my land where we laid our dad and mom to rest. This is one of my peaceful places I go when I need to collect myself and be by my loved ones. Sue was there for me when my dad and mom died so I thought she needed to be with them now.

RIP Sue & Fur Children.

RIP Sue & Fur Children.

Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

So in the end my friends were right and Gambler got into Sue…..A mischief maker indeed.

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