FitDog Friday

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I am joining in on K9 Kamp this year. The challenge is going on right now and running for the next two weeks. The challenge is hide and seek with your pooches. We completed one week of hide and seek and would like to post up a few pictures of our challenge.  I’ll be joining the Blog Hop on Feb, 21 2014 and sharing how our challenge went and signing up for a great give away the K9 Kamp Counselors are doing. Check it out! Be sure to stop over to all of the fine host’s (kamp counselors) and thank them for a great challenge Peggy’s Pet Place, Slimdoggy, and To Dog With Love.

Gambler and Glory are the only ones joining in on K9 Kamp since they are the one’s in hunt test training. Nellie got a few fun bumpers but isn’t doing the challenge.

While doing the challenge you can see they are getting in their FitDog Friday exercise also. We have deep snow so they really have to trudge through the deep snow in order to run, hop, walk or do what ever they want to do in it.

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Sharp turn.

Sharp turn.

Gotta find it gotta find it!

Gotta find it gotta find it!

Happy Gambler out doing something.

Happy Gambler out doing something.

Glory’s turn to have some fun with the K9 Kamp Challenge.

Oh boy oh boy I get to work.

Oh boy oh boy I get to work.

Building muscles by breaking hard.

Building muscles by breaking hard.

Going under fences.

Going under fences.

Watcha all looking at?

Watcha all looking at?

Come back next FitDog Friday to see week 2 of hide and seek challenge.

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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

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Today’s Barks starts with my first therapy dog visit with Gambler and Glory. We received our certification on December 4th 2013.

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Friday January 17, 2014 was our first visit at a elementary school. We visited a class with emotional, behavioral disorders. The children each get a allotted amount of time to read to Gambler and Glory. Each dog comes in alone with me and lays on their blanket that I made just for visits.

Glory on her blanket getting ready for the children.

Glory on her blanket getting ready for the children.

Some children had cookies on their desks.

Some children had cookies on their desks.

Gambler in the hall waiting for his turn.

Gambler in the hall waiting for his turn.

Both dogs had a great visit. Gambler was a little antsy as he wanted the cookie on the child’s desk that he had to stare at the whole visit so lesson learned. If cookies in the area ask the teacher to move them so Gambler pays attention to the student. Our next visit is tomorrow.

Another Bark: During the winter months we are lucky enough to have the Eagles visit us. We do feed them scrapes from our hunts so they are more apt to stick around which they have. Here are a few pictures of them. The first one is by my house the second ones are around the section from my house on my property by the marsh.

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A gambler funny for today….

A friend of mine dropped off a fox for John to skin and sell the hide. Gambler being the big brave boy that he is was so afraid of the fox. He did ask the fox a question so lets all listen and see what Gamber asks.

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Can you believe Gambler has a date for the Queen Of Hearts Dance? He does, he does! It was a match made in heaven by

Easy & Frankbooth Come back next Thursday during Barks And Bytes and find out who the lucky lady is.

And a little bytes for the end:

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

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Wordless Wednesday~Spitty

 

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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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Tuesday’s Tails~Cooper Adopted

This is the Blog Hop that features shelter animals. Find a cat, dog, rabbit, etc. at your local animal shelter or rescue and feature them on this Blog Hop! Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their doggies, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

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Thanks to Dogs N Pawz for hosting this blog hop!
Rescue success! Today I am happy to say I have a rescue success story. A couple weeks ago you might have seen my blog post about my friend passing away and her animals going to the shelter. You can read about it here.
I had Cooper  until I found a home for him which only took 2 days but I kept him for a week to work on his re potty training and for us to have our time to grieve over my friend and his mom.
Cooper making himself at home.

Cooper making himself at home.

MK checking him out.

MK checking him out.

Selfie with Cooper.

Selfie with Cooper.

What a cutie!

What a cutie!

Selfie with Cooper and Nellie.

Selfie with Cooper and Nellie.

I will still get to see Cooper and follow along with his life as he was adopted by my boss’s nanny. She will be using our clinic for her vet services and my boss will keep me informed on how the little bugger is doing. The report today is that Cooper is now being switched to adult food as he as lost weight getting exercise playing with my boss’s kids. He is doing great with his re potty training and has wormed his way into his new owner’s hearts. I believe this was the best choice for Cooper and happy he is in a loving home and that he found a home so soon after his shelter stay. A rescue success!

Since I am sharing my rescue success story about my friends dog I thought it was only appropriate to finished this post with a tribute to my departed friend. After seeing her obituary in the paper I needed to do a proper tribute to her as she so deserved that.

Here is what the paper said: Meyer, Susan (Nee Lipovsek ) Passed away Monday, January 13, 2014, age 67years. Dear sister of George (Karen) and John Lipovsek. Dear friend of JoAnn Stancer. Also survivied by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Private services were held.

Here is my tribute:

Picture from way back in the day.

Picture from way back in the day.

Susan J Meyer

4/14/46 – 1/13/14

Susan Jane Meyer of Greenfield, WI passed away 1/13/14 during a hospital stay for COPD. Sue worked for Allis Chalmers until they closed from there she traveled the US and Europe. She spend a few years in Texas where she met her beloved dog Bucky. Sue had a love for animals as it showed when she worked in various Veterinary Hospitals helping the client’s pet’s and then rescuing several dogs and cats that nobody else wanted. I JoAnn had the privilege of meeting Sue at the first clinic I worked in after I graduated from Veterinary Technician school, this was back in June of 1990. From then a beautiful long friendship had started and we ended up working at three different clinics together. At the various clinics she became good friends with some of the other staff and clients which she continued to see after her time in the clinic was done, she always showed up for our monthly girls night out evenings where we got together with the gals we used to work with, some of those gals I still work with. During this time Sue was there for me during the loss of my mom and dad at such a young age. If I was to have a second mom I told her it would of been her, Sue never had children and she told me the same that if she was to have a daughter she would’ve wanted one like me. She told me so many times that my parents would’ve been proud of what I became. That meant the world to me. After being a Veterinary Assistant her last job was at American Family Insurance where she worked in the legal department for over 10 years. She retired from American Family when her health declined from COPD. Sue loved  to gamble and traveled to other states to gamble. Her favorite place to go was Las Vegas, Sue was the first person to invite me along with her on one of her trips to Vegas and showed me the ropes. We stayed at the Westward Ho and she invited me to the famous “HO-waiaan Luau and Dinner, it was a time I will never forget. Sue loved Arizona and had hopes to retire there those dreams were cut short and she never made it there. She spend her time at her home in Greenfield with her animals. Sue was preceded in death by her mother and father, her animals Missy, Bucky, Pepper, Bicky, Josie, Elliott, Raymond, Stewie, & Oscar Meyer. She left behind her 2 brothers George and John, nephews, grand nephews and nieces as well as her dog Cooper who will miss hanging with his momma each and every day. God Bless you Sue may you be pain free caring for all the animals over the rainbow bridge. Sue’s ashes along with her animals will be spread on my property as well as some will be going to Vegas where she can forever pull the one arm bandit.

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Monday Mischief ~Weatherbeeta Vs Gman

Since we are in the polar vortex in WI I broke down and bought Gambler a fleece Weatherbeeta dog jacket. I think it looks quite stunning on him what do you think?

I'm sexy and I know it.

I’m sexy and I know it.

What do we have here?

What do we have here?

If I really twist I can see what I got on my butt.

If I really twist I can see what I got on my butt.

I think I got it now, just have to lift my leg up a bit.

I think I got it now, just have to lift my leg up a bit.

Almost got it off.

Almost got it off.

Just about got it, one more pull.

Just about got it, one more pull.

Why do I have to wear a jacket and Glory doesn't?

Weatherbeeta won!

I bought this Weatherbeeta jacket from Amazon for 24.00 with shipping and it was well worth the investment. Nicely made and seems warm even know Gambler thought he didn’t want to wear it the first time I put it on he wears it now that the temperature is in the negative numbers.

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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

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Hope on over to Chesapeake Retriever Rescue Of Wisconsin CRROW facebook page and check out the online auction going on right now to help raise money for their organization. The paracord collars were made by me and the leashes by my friend Amy.

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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 #28

Happy Saturday Everyone!

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First off I have to say a big THANK YOU to my dear friend Dina who made me this beautiful bracelet in memory of Norman. The love for Norman still keeps coming in and I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends that make me smile when the days are sad.

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We are still in the polar vortex here in WI. Freezing cold snowy weather. So I dug into the archives for some more baby pictures of Norman just after we got him playing in the snow.

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They claim we are going to have freezing weather though out February. So we will go back in time or so it will look like with baby Norman and John’s nephew in Sepia for our Sepia Saturday Blog Hop with Ruckus The Eskie.

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John has twin nephews that were born in 1995, Brandon and Jordan. This is one of them holding baby Norman Christmas of 2000. I don’t know which one this is and at this years Christmas I asked John’s sister Kathy, her husband Gary, Grandma, the twin boys and their sister Becca which one this was and no one really knew. They thought Brandon but couldn’t be sure. I got a kick out of it!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and have a happy Sepia Saturday.

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