Happy Saturday Everyone!
Since summer is almost coming to a close I thought I should post up some pictures of one of Norman’s favorite summertime activities. When we used to fish with Norman he LOVED it. He loved boat rides, he loved hanging out in the boat while we were anchored but his ultimate fun thing to do was to pull the fish out of the live well after we put them in it. He would pull them out and put them in the bottom of the boat so he could then squeeze them. Trying to make them squeak like his squeaky toys. He had a ball and we had a ball watching him. Today’s photo’s were of us in the canoe on the grand river marsh. No motors or boats are allowed out there since it is a refuge so canoe time it was. Never once did we ever flip the canoe over with any of the dogs in it and sometimes we would have two at a time.
On a side note, John and I don’t talk about the passing of Norman much. We will compare the other dogs to him but that is about it until the other night when we were sitting at the kitchen island eating supper and John was looking at the 2014 Blogville calendar with Normans picture so proudly shown and he said ” August needs to be over with so I don’t have to look at that picture anymore, every time I look at it all I remember is the times I scolded him and don’t remember all the good times, it makes me sad”. My response to him because you know me I am all about clowning around just like Norman I said ” not me, I never spanked him so I don’t have any bad times, it doesn’t make me sad”. So that is probably a lie, I must of spanked him once in his 13 years but I don’t let that get me down. The good times outweigh the bad times so all I have are happy memories up until the sad memory of his passing. After the fact I felt bad that I didn’t comfort John at that time when he was opening up to me on how he felt about Norman being gone. What a poop I am. I’m sure Norman isn’t holding a grudge and was thankful for the stuff John taught him on how to be the best dog and hunter around.
I am joining Ruckus The Eskie for Sepia Saturday.
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I am also joining The Pet Parade today also.