Tuesday Tails

Today I am joining Dogs N Pawz for their very first Tuesday Tails Blog Hop.

This is the Blog Hop that features shelter animals. Find a cat or dog at your local animal shelter and feature them on this Blog Hop! Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home!

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I am featuring a dog from Elmbrook Humane Society a humane society in Brookfield WI.

This is Joanie

Animal ID
19679002

Species
Dog

Breed
Bulldog, English/Mix

Age
6 years 11 days

Sex
Female

Size
Medium

Color
Brown/White

Spayed/Neutered

Declawed
No



I’m a naturally playful, curious, and trusting canine. Take me for a big walk every day – give me something to do. I love to be a busy bee! After my job’s done, I’ll curl up with you in the evenings.I get along with some other dogs,I would probably be okay with cats and you can try me with children of all ages. I’m friendly, affectionate, independent and my new owner should have previous Bulldog experience.If I sound like I could be the one for you, come on in and visit with me,you’ll be glad you did! My adoption fee is $200.00

20950 Enterprise Avenue | Brookfield WI 53045-5224
Phone: (262) 782-9261 | Fax: (262) 782-3356 | E-mail: elmbrookhs@ebhs.org

Pass this girl along to your friends so she can find a furever home.

 

This is a new blog hop!  If you want more information you can visit  Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop page by Dogs N Pawz .

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday ~Hunt Test

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Monday Mischief ~Young Norman

I went through all my old cd’s of pictures and loaded the pictures onto the computer to save them on my external hard drive so I would have another copy of the pictures in case something happened to the disks. I came across these pictures of baby and young Norman when he was in his mischievous years. Norman will be 12.5 yrs old on May 3rd so thought it would be appropriate to post up some photos of his younger years.

My big sister Brooke.

My big sister Brooke.

So sleepy as a puppy.

So sleepy as a puppy.

Big and little.

Big and little.

Just me.

Just me.

Young man

Young man

 

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Norman used to get into all kinds of mischief with our 2 pet coons. They grew up with Norman, we had them 5 years before they died. Their names were Bulky and Mr. Bigalow. They were neutered so they were nice to John and I. Didn’t much care for other thou. The raccoon’s also knew the difference between Norman and other dogs. They didn’t care for other dogs at all.

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This is a Blog Hop. Thanks to Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog Blog Luna, a Dog’s Life , and My Brown Newfies for setting up this hop. Please go to any of the sponsoring blogs to find out who else has been mischievous.

 

 

 

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Black And White Sunday

I decided to do a different type of Black And White. These photos were changed to be 100 year old newspaper.

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We decided to hook up with
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Blog Spot for Black and White Sunday

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DNR Hatchery ~Picking Up Our Pheasant Chicks

MacKenzie Center, part of DNR.

MacKenzie Center, part of DNR.

Our Adventure to the DNR Hatchery began Thursday April 18th, 2013. Earlier I placed a order with the hatchery to buy 100 day old hen pheasants. Thursday they being separated from the roosters so I could go pick mine up. The Hatchery is on The State Game Farm along with the MacKenzie Environmental Center.

“Experience the best in outdoor education.”

The MacKenzie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is one of the most diverse environmental education centers in Wisconsin. Encompassing 250 acres, the center has a variety of habitat types including prairie and forestland. MEEC is an excellent place to visit and learn more about the natural world through hands-on outdoor experiences, family outings, hiking and picnics.

Located just 25 miles north of Madison, MEEC is readily accessible to people of all ages in south-central Wisconsin.

Rearing Facility.

Rearing Facility.

This is what the state game farm does, taken from their website:

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) – State Game Farm is located near Poynette in central Columbia County. The goals of the State Game Farm and the pheasant stocking program are to provide quality pheasant hunting opportunities on public and private lands, promote safe and ethical behavior in the field, and cooperate with conservation groups dedicated to promoting pheasant hunting in the state. There are a number of programs the WDNR uses to accomplish these goals.

All ring-necked pheasants provided by the WDNR for each of these programs are produced at the State Game Farm. A pair of indoor breeder barns were built in the early 1980s to increase bio-security measures and pheasant production levels. By adjusting indoor lighting levels, the Game Farm staff is able to artificially induce production at any time of year. Currently, pheasants in these barns are put into production in February and the first eggs are collected in early March.

The original hatchery from the early 1930s is still in use today. Approximately 330,000 eggs are incubated annually in incubators that have been in use since the 1950s. Weekly hatches occur from early April through the end of June. At the end of the hatching season approximately 250,000 chicks will be hatched. Many of these chicks will be reared on the Game Farm, with some going to conservation clubs that participate in the Day-old Chick program. Hen chicks are also available for sale to the public.

Pheasant chicks are reared in two environmentally controlled brood-rearing barns. These barns were erected in the early 1980s to increase bio-security measures and the efficiency of chick rearing operations. Approximately 60,000 chicks are reared indoors until they are 6 weeks old. Chicks are then transferred from the indoor rearing facilities to the outdoor range fields until they are released in the fall.

DNR office building.

DNR office building.

The Hatchery.

The Hatchery.

Once inside the hatchery to pick up our hen pheasants I asked the gentleman working there if he minded me taking some pictures for my blog, he said “of course you can and I will give you a tour”. I thought that was great! I have picked up hen pheasants from them before but I never got a tour.

Sexing the chicks.

Sexing the chicks.

These are the workers sexing the chicks. The chicks were just hatched out and being sexed. They keep the roosters to raise and release during the Wisconsin pheasant hunting season on the DNR public land. The hens are sold to the public. I paid .15 cents for one day old.

Picking out the roosters.

Picking out the roosters.

Roosters go in this hole.

Roosters go in this hole.

How they tell the roosters.

How they tell the roosters.

You can sex the roosters by the hens when they are a day old. You look below the eye on the cheek pouch and there will be a line with no feathers. This is the rooster. When I have gotten hens in the past I have gotten a couple roosters so some do slip by. It is hard to sex them after

Another rooster.

Another rooster.

150 roosters.

150 roosters.

They count 150 roosters and put in these containers.

Recounting and making sure 150 in bin.

Recounting and making sure 150 in bin.

This guy is recounting and making sure there are 150 birds in a bin. These will then go to the brooder house.

1934 incubator.

1934 incubator.

This was one of the first incubators used back in 1934. They were still using this incubator up until a few years ago.

Can see how old this incubator is. 1934

Can see how old this incubator is. 1934

You can tell how old the above incubator is by looking at the number 662W. That number was the phone number of the incubator company. What a great piece of history.

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Follow-Up Friday 4/26/13

Today we have some exciting news for Follow-Up Friday….we will be co-hosting with Jodi at Heart Like A Dog. This is my first co-host with Jodi at Heart Like A Dog, she had a great blog with a great Follow-up Friday blog hop so why don’t you hop on over and see what Jodi is doing with Sampson and Delilah.
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.
Black and White Sunday-
I got a lot of comments from my fans saying they loved the action shots of Black and White Sunday. I love to take action shots. I especially like to get shots jumping across the creek or jumping into water. I love how the dogs launch over or in the water. They really get some flight. Gambler is a great jumper and this was the first time Glory jumped over.
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 The same picture in color.
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I took a break from Monday Mischief this week and finished up A Tribute To My Dad. Part 5 was blogged on the anniversary of his passing 19 years later. If you want to read all 5 parts the links are below. Thank you for listening to my story. It was a long over due story that I needed to tell.
A Tribute To My Dad-
Cleaning The Wood Duck Houses-
Jodi at Heart Like A Dog asked: “So do you use these ducks in your training, or are they just wild ducks on the land? Do the dogs love the ducks, or do they stay away?”
These ducks we don’t use in training as they are wild wood ducks so we clean the houses out each year in hopes that they will use them to build their nests and hatch out their chicks. The dogs (all 4 of them) LOVE any ducks, if they see them they will chase them.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes asked: “Did Norman get the old egg?”
Yes Norman got his egg. It was floating down the creek and he stuck his head under water grabbed it and swallowed it as fast as he could. He loves eggs. When I go in my hen house he waits for me to come out to give him a egg. He takes it and carries it to the garden where he buries it and then goes back for it later.
Wordless Wedneday ~Pillow-
Gambler is my only dog that needs to lay on someone or somedog. All the other dogs can lay by themselves but not Gambler, he is always laying next to one of them and laying his head on them. He likes to snuggle. When I go to bed at night he sleeps up by my head in a ball and rests his head on my neck. Glory and Nellie don’t mind Gambler laying on them but it’s a no no to lay on daddy Norman!
This ‘N That Thursday-
Thanks to everyone and their encouraging words to me and Gambler about our hunt test. I will keep everything in mind as we have another test this Sunday.
2 browndawgs asked: “Did you get the Gambler in the water on the second try?”
Yes I did get him in the water for a little bit of the blind on the second try, once he was near the end there was the winger station from the flyer station out there (where the guys were hiding to plant the blind) and that pulled him in so he went over there to check it out so I called him back in.
Hawk aka BrownDog said: “I know we are supposed to love cold water…but if there is a better way “around” to get the job done…we’re not stubborn…we just “use our heads” to get the job done.”‘
Hawk, you are so right, you chessie’s use your heads way more than us humans would like, but that is why we own chessie’s because they can think outside the box. It takes a special person to own a chessie and to be able to do anything with it.
That’s it for my Follow-Up Friday co-hosting with Jodi from Heart Like A Dog. Thanks again for the day.

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This ‘N That Thursday

Today we are joining 2 Brown Dawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!

This is what she has to say about the hop,

“This ‘N That Thursday is for anything you want!  Maybe you want to post about unrelated topics, or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post, or you have awards to share, or you have one long post…anything goes!  So grab the button and join the hop!”
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Saturday
I had a full weekend with Gambler and Glory this past weekend. Saturday we had our first AKC hunt test of the season. It was put on by the Fox Valley Retriever Club and was held at Bong State Park. If your in Wisconsin and are into outdoor activities Bong is a great place to do things. You can enjoy camping, hiking, horseback trails, get involved in rocket launching, upland training and hunt test training along with running competitions there.
Gambler and I were running seniors, John and Glory were running juniors. To run juniors Glory needed to do 2 single retrieves on land and if she passed land she got to move on to the water series. She passed her land so John and her moved onto water. She did 2 singles on water and passed her first junior hunter test of the season. She was such a good girl! You can tell by the picture how happy the both of them were!
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Gambler and I on the other hand didn’t fair so well. I should said Gambler did great, I didn’t fair to well. Seniors consists of 2 land and water retrieves, a land and a water blind and one of the series has to have a honor in it. Other things can be done also like a diversion and a walk up. We started out with a land double with a honor. Gambler stepped on the second bird thrown, went on to retrieve the live flyer that was shot and he had a little bit of a hunt but stuck with it and found his bird. While he was out there hunting the judge commented on what a great hunt he was doing and that is the way it should be done. He then got to honor the next working dog. He sat there patiently and was excused after the working dog was released. He got called back to the next series. That series consisted of a land blind and a water blind. He ran the land blind first with lining the blind and didn’t need help from me to find it. He moved on to the water blind. I lined him up, released him, he ran around the bank and not straight into the water, I forgot I was in a test and not training and I called him back to me side and lined him up again and resent him. When at a test you don’t get to repeat or redo things. So I tried to finish the blind but he wan’t listing to my whistles so I called him in and I knew we were not passing. I was a nervous wreck so that didn’t help with my thinking. I can’t say it was a waste of time as anytime out at a test or training is a learning experience and I learned what I need not do next time.
Sunday
Sunday Glory and I had a dog show put on by the Fond Du Lac Kennel Club. It was held at the Fond Du Lac expo center. Glory was being shown in the Amateur owner-handler  group. She was the only dog in her class so she took First in that class. She went up against one other female for Winners Bitch. The other dog won Winners Bitch and Glory got the Reserve Winners ribbon. We had a good time and got practice in the ring and hopefully learned something for next time which will be in a week. Here are a couple pictures of Glory and I.
Stacking Glory

Stacking Glory

Photo taken by Julie Darling.

Photo taken by Julie Darling.

First and Reserve Winners

First and Reserve Winners

So that wraps it up for today, why don’t you hop on over to 2 Brown Dawgs see what their up to and grab the badge and join the hopping fun!

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