Monday Mischief~Grocery Helper

The other day I went grocery shopping. I came home and unloaded ghetto car. I left the passenger side door open with a big bag of grocery’s on the floor of the front seat. I hauled in other bags and let the dogs out since they were locked up for 4 hours. I stayed in the house and put the frozen items away. I came back out side and who do you think I saw running across the lawn like HE had turpentine on his skinny ass carrying a bag of candy bars????????????


Can’t guess can ya????????????????????


OK I know I gave you a big hint…………………………… I only have one male dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

It was Super G, who else!

yozers... I got turpentine on my ass.

yozers… I got turpentine on my ass.

Super G was running around the yard like he had the prize and wasn’t giving it up. Well I guess he was right he had the chocolate prize. You see that yellow object behind him? That is the wipes he hauled out also. In another photo you will see where the car was and where the wipes were. He hauled them about 40 yards from the car.

I don't want no stinking wipes.

I don’t want no stinking wipes.

I'm such a good helper.

I’m such a good helper.

I think this was one loaded bag of groceries and he drug it out of my car and placed it right here and then started to go shopping and race around the yard with his items.

Do your dogs help you bring in the grocery’s.

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Black And White Sunday~Jolly New Fun

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March is poison prevention awareness month. Click here to see the 10 ten toxins that poison our pets.


We are joining Dachshund Nola & Sugar The Golden Retriever for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop.

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Nothing But Norman #37

Happy Saturday Everyone!

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This past week I got a email from one of Nellie’s puppy buyer’s (Norman’s grandson) from her and Tiny’s 2009 litter. They bought a male puppy and named him Junior. Junior lives in Iowa and is lucky enough to live in a hunting household that also owns a hunt club and he is the designated pick up dog for the hunts. The past two weeks he has been hunting hard and has retrieved 180 snow geese. What a life, every hunting dogs dream.

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This is what Junior’s owner says: We shot over 180 birds the last two weeks. He was the only dog in the field. He is so awesome. he had some blind retrieves that blew my mind, over the terrace’s and down the hill, then he would appear with the bird. You guys would be so proud of him!! I swear a couple of the guys fell in love with him. We joked that we should not leave JR and them alone in the same room!!!

Getting emails like this makes me so happy. So glad Junior is living the life and that his owners love him to pieces. This all wouldn’t of happened without Grandpa Norman to start out the family tree.

Now on to Sepia Saturday with our host Ruckus The Eskie.



Norman snow goose hunting in Sepia along with daughter Nellie and granddaughter Pearl.

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May You Always Have an Angel by Your Side

May you always have an angel by your side

Watching out for you in all the things you do

Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days

Finding ways for your wishes and dreams to come true

Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun

Giving you the strength of serenity as your guide

May you always have love and comfort and courage

And may you always have an angel by your side

Someone there to catch you if you fall

Encouraging your dreams

Inspiring your happiness

Holding your hand and helping you through it all

In all of our days, our lives are always changing

Tears come along as well as smiles

Along the roads you travel, may the miles be a thousand times more lovely than lonely

May they give you gifts that never, ever end: someone wonderful to love and a dear friend in whom you can confide

May you have rainbows after every storm

May you have hopes to keep you warm

And may you always have an angel by your side

Douglas Pagels

Angel Norman is with me always, I wouldn’t have it any other way! Have a great weekend all!

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I’m also joining in today The Pet Parade.

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Hosted by: Rascal and RoccoJan’s Funny Farm, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking From The Bayou and Love Is Being Owned By A Husky.

Here is what Love Is Being Owned By A Husky (Jenna along with Melissa from Barking From The Bayou are the new co-hosts)  says about the hop: So please feel free to link up and party with us! 
Parade you fav pet photo’s , stories , ANYTHING you want! The only rule is . . . .
There are no rules!
And that’s the way we like it! Who needs rules at a party anyhow?
BUT it is always a good idea to link back to your hosts, and maybe even give them a follow!

Also, this hop consists mostly of kitties , there are a couple doggies that are involved, but the majority are kitties, so one of the reasons Melissa and are now co hosting is to let you all know that this hop is DOG FURIENDLY as well!  

FitDog Friday~First Training Day Of Season

This weekend we finally had our first training day of the season. It was still very cold out but we bundled up and braved the coldness and set up some actual hunt test marks. John was the gunner and I was the handler. He did a double from the same station, what we call a mom and pop. One bird gets thrown one way and the other bird gets thrown the other way to make it a double mark. After the marks were picked up there were two blind set up that the dogs had to get by being directed by my hand signals. Both dogs were super excited to finally be out training.

Glory was first:

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We are working on Glory being steady and doing doubles with her. Since she will be running AKC Senior hunt tests and UKC Seasoned tests this year those are the things she needs to do as well as run one blind. She was so excited on the first live flyer she broke (she went and got the bird before I could send her and before the other bird was thrown). We repeated the series and she did much better without breaking. I ran two blinds with her and she did them very well. Now we know what needs work right off the bat.

Up next was Gambler:

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Gambler did very well also for his first time out. He sat rock solid on the first mark, sat solid on the second mark then he couldn’t take it as I was taking too long to release him and he broke. I got him back right away and made him sit there and then let him go. He flew out there as fast as he could and flew back so he could go out and get the other bird. His blinds were very good also.

Last but not least Nellie’s turn:

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Nellie is run just for fun and so she can get some exercise in. She still needs to mind her manners and do things the right way but we are a little more lax with her. She still has it for a old gal. Hopefully her extra pounds will come off a little easier this spring and summer during training season.

Now onto our Resolve To Move Your Mutt blog hop that we joined at the end of last year. We are finishing up on the first quarter of the year of the resolution.

Remember this picture I submitted?


Glory’s resolution was to keep exercising and stay fit with hunt test training. Well we haven’t done much hunt test training this winter as it has been super cold and had massive amounts of snow. She kept fit by just running in the snow. I think she is fit for taking the winter off.

Gambler’s resolution was to  eat more and gain a couple of pounds and to stay fit. I did feed Gambler a bit more this winter but then he decided he didn’t want to eat some of his meals so this was challenging. She might of put on a pound but not much more than that. He is still very muscular and very fit.

Nellie’s resolution was to eat less, walk more, loose more weight and to be fit. Nellie and I have failed so far with her resolution. She did get out and exercise a little bit but the calories she burned were put back on by her disappearing acts of running off when outside to go potty and snack on anything she could find, so no weight loss this winter. We will try harder this next quarter.


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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Thursdays Barks And Bytes~MK And Bloopers


The co-hosts for Barks And Bytes are Linda from 2browndawgs and Jodi from Heart Like A Dog.
The Barks: Usually MK is the Bytes of this post but today since she had her first very own review which you can read here, she get’s the barks spot.
Since I took a gazillion pictures for the review I finally switched things up a bit and added some effects to the pictures. Usually I don’t do this as I want the pictures to be the way I took them but for something different I added effects. I think they turned out quite cool, what do you think?
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I don’t know which one is which but these were a variation of black pencil, charcoal, colored chalk, colored pencil and pencil.
This one was a swirl effect. bloopers.
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I touch you!

I touch you!

Gambler of course trying to get the cat food.

Gambler of course trying to get the cat food.

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The Bytes:

Come back tomorrow and see what we have been up to for FitDog Friday and see how our Resolve to Move Your Mutt is going.

Come back tomorrow to see what we were up to!

Come back tomorrow to see what we were up to!


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Wordless Wednesday~World Epilepsy Awareness Day


Purple Day™ March 26 – A World Day for Epilepsy Awareness

The Sand Spring gang is joining our pal Lewis for Epilepsy Awareness day. This is a awareness day for people and pets. 


Kick Epilepsy to the curb Lewis and keep fighting that fight. Here’s to many seizure free days ahead. 

Gambler wears purple today in honor of his pal Lewis.

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Tasty Ideal Balance for MK

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Ding dong calling. We got our monthly sample from

This month was MK’s turn to do a review. She requested Hill’s Ideal Balance Grain-Free Braised Salmon Recipe Canned Cat Food.

Hey look what brought me.

Hey look what brought me.


Look out Gman this lovely package is for me this time. Step away from my package.

Look out Gman this lovely package is for me this time. Step away from my package.

I think I will do what says and nuzzle.

I think I will do what says and nuzzle.

What do we have here? A grain-free food by Hill's. Can't wait to try it.

What do we have here? A grain-free food by Hill’s. Can’t wait to try it.

MK didn't give me time to break up the Ideal Balance canned cat food, she dug right in.

MK didn’t give me time to break up the Ideal Balance canned cat food, she dug right in.

MK has been a picky canned cat food eater and she dug right into the salmon meal.

MK has been a picky canned cat food eater and she dug right into the salmon meal.



Tummy full and time for a cleaning.

Tummy full and time for a cleaning.

Here is what says about Hill’s Ideal Balance.

Hill’s Ideal Balance Grain-Free Braised Salmon Recipe Canned Cat Food

Healthy choices matter, for both you and your pet. For more than 70 years, Hill’s has been advancing knowledge of how to keep pets their healthiest. That means great-tasting, nutritious food with natural ingredients that helps your cat live a long, happy life. Hill’s Ideal Balance Grain-Free Braised Salmon Recipe Canned Cat Food is made with real salmon and tasty vegetables. Natural ingredients in perfect balance.

Key Benefits

  • Balanced for adult cats 1-6 years of age
  • Natural salmon & great taste guaranteed
  • Vegetables, vitamins & minerals to keep playing longer
  • Supports healthy digestion for happy tummies
  • No grain added & no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

The Ingredients 

Chicken Broth, Salmon, Chicken, Carrots, Green Peas, Turkey, Potatoes, Egg White, Chicken Fat, Spinach, L-Lysine, Fish Oil, Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Chloride, DL-Methionine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Cranberry Pomace, Taurine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Beta-Carotene

2.9-0z cans case of 24 is only $34.29.



Because: has more than 300 brands to choose from and is ready to fetch it and ship it, direct to your doorstep, anytime of the day. Have a question regarding the best food for your pet? Call us 24/7 and our helpful customer service team at is ready to listen. lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,’s dedicated staff is committed to providing quality pet products to our customers in a fast and easy way. That’s why we have warehouses located throughout the country – so the products are delivered quickly and efficiently. Bottom line, delivers pet happiness – and there’s nothing really better than that.

Their products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed (if your not happy call them and they pay for shipping the item back), they have expert pet care and product advice, over 200 of the best pet brands and 24/7 customer care. Another great benefit of is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95.

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It’s your turn to join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the giveaway from Click on the below link and it will take you to the widget.

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I was compensated 6 can’s of Hill’s Ideal Balance 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.  

On a side note I want to send prayers of a successful surgery and speedy recovery to our pal Sampson from Heart Like A Dog. He is having ACL surgery today and needs all your good thoughts, why don’t you hop on over to Heart Like A Dog and give Sampson some get well wishes.
Here’s our card:

Gman's message to Jodi.

Gman’s message to Jodi.

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