Nothing But Norman #46

Happy Saturday Everyone!

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We are headed to another AKC Master Hunter test with Norman’s son Gambler today. Hopefully this one will fair better than the one last Saturday. I hate to say it but Norman in his day failed some Master Hunter tests too so I really shouldn’t get so upset over it but I do. Today will be a better day!

Today I am joining Ruckus The Eskie for Sepia Saturday.

Today’s ribbon photo is of Norman holding all his ribbons from his Senior Hunter tests. The order of tests go Junior, Senior, Master.

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This next picture is of Norman along with his trainer Mike who trained him for his Senior and Master titles.

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We are also joining up with The Pet Parade.


FitDog Friday~Training

This week was hunt test training training training. Since Gambler didn’t fair to well with last weekends hunt test we have been busy training him for his hunt test tomorrow. This means that Glory gets trained too. She doesn’t get to compete yet since she is just getting over her heat cycle and you can’t run in a hunt test if you are in heat so she gets to just train. We trained in our hay field that is quite tall so they got their exercise pushing through the cover.

Here are some of the pictures I took.

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The gang has also been swimming to keep in shape. What has your gang been doing to keep in shape?


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:
Who is this cute little Labrador puppy?
This cute little bug checking out MK is my Grand Niece Mia. My niece Brittany and her boyfriend got their first puppy together. She is turning 8 weeks old on Friday and I got to puppysit for the first time Sunday afternoon. She was a joy to have and she got along well with the Sand Spring gang. MK was a little taken back because Mia had more energy then she did and she chased her a lot. Even know this little girl is not a curly dog we will be helping her owners train her and hopefully when she gets bigger hunt over her.
Mia with her first frozen pigeon at 7 weeks.
For Memorial Day I posted up some pictures of  the American Legion memorial where my dad’s brick in memory is. When I went there on Friday the brick wasn’t in place yet so I took Grandma back on Monday and the brick was in place. Here are the pictures I took that day.
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That little flag I left behind for my dad. Thank you for your service dad.
Gamblers first AKC MH test.
Last Saturday we took Gambler to his first Master Hunter test. John handled Gambler as I don’t like to get up in front of people and perform plus Gambler acts better when John is running him. Last year when John started running him we had issues with him wanting to bring the birds back to me in the gallery. I thought he was over that but it showed on Saturday that he still loves his momma and wants to bring me the birds. The land triple was first and Gambler did very well retrieving all three marks until he was on the way back from the third mark you can see him do a loop and swing wide to come my way as John blew his whistle and called him in. He then set him up for the blind retrieve and you can see Gambler looking my way and then his mind goes to mush and it was all over then. Here is the video so you can see what he did and didn’t do. Gambler ended up failing on his land blind so thank you for your donation.

We have Gambler entered into another Master Hunter test this coming weekend, so I will be hiding and hopefully he will be listening better.

EXCITING NEWS……………………………..

Just got Glory’s OFA Hip’s and Elbow’s back. She has normal elbows and EXCELLENT hips!

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I never imagined that Glory’s hips would come back as a excellent. That is the highest rating that OFA is really particular about giving out. I am super excited to have my first excellent in my Sand Spring lines. Now the wait begins for another 6 months to pass before she can be bred and hopefully have a litter of puppies.

The Bytes:

Outtakes of MK and our photo shoot.

More treats please!

More treats please!

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Hey, someone pick this up please.

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I’m outta here!

Mia and MK meeting for the first time.

Stop back tomorrow for FitDog Friday and see what the gang has been up to.


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Wordless Wednesday~Grand Niece

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Stop back tomorrow to see who this cute little bug is.


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Tasty Tuesday~HALO Liv-a-Littles From


Ding dong calling. We got our monthly sample from

The dogs & MK were happy this review was for both of them.

Gambler stealing the treats again, he knows they are going to be yummy.

This month they got a sample of:

Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats.

And YUMMY they were. All Three dogs loved them!

They had some really nice big pieces in the jar.

When I couldn’t find MK I would shake the treat jar and she would come running.

MK thought the were great too. She had to be really fast or the dogs would gobble hers up.

When I couldn’t find MK I would shake the treat jar and she would come running.

Here I come, did I hear the Halo jar shake?


These treats are so good MK sat in the Chewy box waiting for more.

Thank you very much Chewy and Halo for a wonderful treat.

Here’s what Chewy has to say about the Halo treats:

Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats

100% pure chicken breast, plain and simple (and that’s a good thing!) Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Chicken Breast Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats are so simple, tasty, and healthy, every pet loves ’em. They’re freeze-dried to lock in the flavor and nutritional benefits of protein-rich chicken breast, and suitable for every stage of your pets’ lives. Cats and dogs agree: one more treat, please!

Key Benefits

  • Suitable for cats and dogs
  • All-natural chicken treat
  • 100% Grain-free
  • Serve on its own or crumble over food at mealtime

More treats please.

I liked these treats because they are for dogs and cats that way you don’t have to buy two different treats. They are freeze dried so they last a long time (not at my house) and I like that they are in big chunks that you can easily break into little pieces for training treats or to put on top of food to entice your pet to eat. They also come in Wild Salmon and Beef. A 2.2 oz jar is on sale now at for $7.29.

My gang gives these treats 4 paws up!


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I was compensated 1 HALO Liv-a-Littles 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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Happy Memorial Day

Sand Spring Chesapeakes would like to wish all our blogville friends and family a Happy Memorial Day. Hope you all had a safe holiday weekend. If you hadn’t seen my post on Facebook Gambler didn’t pass his MH test this weekend. We had a nice weekend despite that. We will keep training and try again this next weekend.

Now to honor all those who have served in the Armed Forces. We remember you and will never forget. Thank you for your service!

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Black And White Sunday~Remembering Those Who Have Fallen

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Gambler and I visited the Grand River Veterans Memorial in Markesan, WI. This is the town where I grew up. My dad was a Vietnam Veteran so I went there to visit his brick and to remember all those who have fallen. That statue used to be in a park right next to my house where I would go often and play and I was fascinated with that statue and would just stare at it. I’m so glad they moved it and put it in this special memorial.


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


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