Wordless Wednesday~Wordy For A Good Cause

All these wonderful pictures of Gambler were taken by Angela Winter. What a great photographer! Thank you Angie!

The FREE Promo for Diesel’s book is this Wednesday & Thursday (4/30 – 5/1). Grab your free copy today or tomorrow, get the word out and help out the shelter animals in need. 

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A true story about a little puppy that was adopted from the animal shelter. The puppy’s name is Diesel and he is a little Plott Hound Mix. He is adorable and we love him very much! This book was written for children to show them how lovable shelter animals can be and to also increase the awareness of the plight of shelter animals. I hope you think Diesel is as adorable as we think he is! 

Here is the review I wrote after reading this great book: This was a well written cute book about a shelter adoption success along with getting the word out on adopting from a shelter vs buying a dog. I loved how she incorporated Diesels mom into the book to get the word out that she still needs a furever home. Just after I read this book Lilly got adopted. What a happy ending. Great pictures to go along with the story.

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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 Tails~Tucker

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 and Talking Dog’s Blog for co-hosting this blog hop!

Tucker

Weimaraner & Chesapeake Bay Retriever Mix • Adult • Male • Medium

Half-Way Home Animal Rescue Orland Park, IL

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ABOUT TUCKER

Tucker is a 2 years old Weimaraner / Chesapeake Bay Retriever Mix

He is PERFECT. He is a true favorite of the rescue.

Sweet and Gentle and very social. He is a chill and relaxed dog when he wants to be…. But if you give him a tennis ball… That’s when he can truly show you how smart he is. He knows all his commands and fetches his tennis balls like a pro. And he will not only bring back the ball, but he will place it in your hands.

Neutered and 100% Housetrained.

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Monday Mischief~Foam Pad

It seems most mischief happens on Wednesday. This is due to the account that I am out of town for two days and the dogs are locked up during the day while we are away at work. Even know Grandma comes over several times a day to let them out and run a bit they still seem to take it out on me on Wednesday mornings. After getting up early two days in a row I like to sleep in a bit on my day off. The other Wednesday this is what I woke up too……

Miss Glory what are you doing wrecking Norman's pad?

Miss Glory what are you doing wrecking Norman’s pad?

It wasn't me, look it was Gman.

It wasn’t me, look it was Gman.

Really,,,,I don't have a piece of foam between my toes it was Nellie.

Really,,,,I don’t have a piece of foam between my toes it was Nellie.

I can’t catch a break and sleep in with these three mischief makers.

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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~American Chesapeake Club WI Day

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Yesterday we went to the American Chesapeake Club WI Chessie day and had a ton of fun and saw some great people with their beautiful Chessies. My friend Irene took this picture of Nellie and I waiting to have our turn on some watermarks.

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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 #41

Happy Saturday Everyone! Be sure to scroll down to the end of the blog to see where Norman is being featured this week.

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Today we are going to the annual American Chesapeake Club “WI Chessie day’s”. The first time we attended one of these events was when Norman was  6 months old. The host was Sandy Dollar who owned Norman’s Grandpa. I currently train with Sandy each Wednesday. Patti Maye has been the host for the past several years. We go when their isn’t a hunt test going on so this is the year to attend again, a time to meet up with other chessie owners and talk about what we love “our chessies”.

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Of course I will have my camera and take tons of pictures so stay tuned to find out how our day went.

Norman’s puppy (Gamblers Sisters) has a new hunting title

Earlier this month “Annie” earned her HRC Started title (SHR) owned, trained and handled by Ken Shaw. She is now She is now SHR Shaw’s Go Gett’em Annie. Way to go Annie and Ken, congrats you have made me proud doing what we have bred these dogs to do. You can also check out Annie’s modeling career with a photo of her on www.pureloveforpets.com. She is the chessie with the cat by a present. You can enter a contest to win great stuff from Paw it forward with Purina.

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MY HEART BELONGS TO A CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER

A rough and ready sporting dog,
With loyal, loving ways-
My Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Puts sunshine in my days.

A dog that’s sure to follow its nose,
Until the chase is done.
When that pup looked up at me,
I knew my heart was won.

Roaming happily by my side,
Or resting at my feet-
My Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Makes my life complete.

Thanks to Ruckus The Eskie for this Sepia Saturday blog hop.

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We are also joining The Pet Parade blog hop! The Pet Parade blog hop starts on Friday each week and runs for a week. On Friday The host Rascal & Rocco have a featured favorite and I am so happy to say Norman was picked as their featured favorite. Hop on over to Rascal & rocco’s blog and see which picture they chose to feature Norman. Thank you so much pals, I love the picture you chose and the words you spoke.

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Hosted by: Rascal and RoccoJan’s Funny FarmBasil the Bionic CatBarking 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~Ducks and Pink Bumpers

This weekend we did some land and water training, the dogs were getting fit in both venues. Today’s pictures were taken on our land training. We used ducks on the marks and then pink bumpers for the blinds.

 

Glory taking off.

Glory taking off.

When doesn't line the mark she needs to run and hunt it up.

When doesn’t line the mark she needs to run and hunt it up.

Got it.

Got it.

Another mark and retrieve.

Another mark and retrieve.

Head shot before the blind.

Head shot before the blind.

The blind and the pink bumper.

The blind and the pink bumper.

Gambler the power house.

Gambler the power house.

Taking a pivot to get back on track.

Taking a pivot to get back on track.

Coming in.

Coming in.

For the most part when training and running marks the dogs do several sprints and then a long run-hunt may happen when they lose track of where the bird went. With blinds there may be several starts and stops with pivots to get their next cast. So they are working several muscles and doing several types of fitness when out training.

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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~A Treat and A Award

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

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a give away going on over at Barking From The Bayou. Melissa did a review on Little Eatz gourmet goodies for dogs and humans which was fantastic, you can read it here,  so I entered the give away in hopes that I would win as I really wanted to try them as they are for humans too. Guess what????? I won!!!!!!

Can't wait to try these treats.

Can’t wait to try these treats.

Hey Gman did you try one already?

Hey Gman did you try one already?

Give me it!!

Give me it!!

nom nom gman approved.

nom nom gman approved.

nom nom Nellie approved.

nom nom Nellie approved.

nom nom Glory approved.

nom nom Glory approved.

Even mom approved! The Cinnamon Crunch was great.

Even mom approved! The Cinnamon Crunch was great.

The dogs loved these treats and so did I. So far I only tasted the cinnamon crunch and it was delish. I think these treats will be great to keep in the truck on training or hunt test days so I could give the dogs a treat and if I am hungry I can have a snack too. Thanks Melissa for the give away and the yummy treats.

Sand Spring received another award and how excited I am about it.

Given by PawedBlog

Given by PawedBlog

This award was so nicely given to us by our friends over at Pawedblog. Thank you so much for thinking of us and letting us join in on Nerissa hugh accomplishment!

The award is brand-spanking new and created by Nerissa. It is called the ‘Yoo Hoo! YOO HOO! Award’ and is all about celebrating the welcome of 100,000 blog visitors (woah can you IMAGINE?). CONGRATULATIONS Nerissa!

There are a couple of rules for accepting this awards and they are:
– Firstly, post the award on your blog and thank the blogger who gave it to you.
– Secondly, visit at least three of the blogs that are receiving the award along with you and leave a
  comment.
– Thirdly, tell us all three things you have to celebrate.  You know, three things for which you are
  thankful.
– Lastly, pass along the award to seven other bloggers and let them know you have done so.
(Source: Nerissa)

So, here are OUR three things to be thankful for:

1. I am thankful for life, I am so happy to be part of this world and all it has to offer.

2. I am thankful for my animals, they make my life complete.

3. I am thankful for my husband John who works hard each day so I can work part time and enjoy the free time with my animals.

I would now like to pass this award on to seven of my blogville pals in no particular order:

1. 2browndawgs

2. heartlikeadog

3. ownedbyahusky

4. oztheterrier

5. dogsnpawz

6. talkingdogs

7. browndogcbr

Hope everyone enjoys their new award as much as I do.

The Bytes:

MK finally got outside after a long hiatus being kept inside during our long winter months. She enjoyed her time outside.

Hi Gman whatcha doing?

Hi Gman whatcha doing?

Whatcha looking at?

Whatcha looking at?

Maybe I should go check it out.

Maybe I should go check it out.

It's just Nellie. Hi Nellie!

It’s just Nellie. Hi Nellie!

Sniff my butt Nellie.

Sniff my butt Nellie.

Stop back tomorrow to see what we’re up to for FitDog Friday.

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