2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Wordless Wednesday~Happy New Year!

The Sand Spring gang is getting ready to ring in the New Year tomorrow! 2014 was a great year, thanks to you all for hanging with us during our up’s and down’s. Your support and encouragement in your comments and private messages mean the world to me and keeps us going. Without my followers I wouldn’t be here so again thanks for all that you do!

Here’s to a great 2015!

Happy New Year from MK.

Happy New Year from Dug the Pug.

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Tasty Tuesday~Christmas Yogurt

We made some super easy frozen Christmas yogurt treats. All you need is yogurt, red and green food coloring and silicone molds.

Today Chef Gambler is going to make Christmas yogurt.

Put some red and green food coloring in some yogurt, put in silicone and freeze, wala

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Taste test time.

Chef Gambler trying his out immediately.

Nellie not sure if it’s time to eat hers.

Ok it’s safe to eat.

This is a fun treat.

The gang loved them. They loved them so much I have to share the blooper story and picture with you. I was setting up the photo shoot so I put the treats on the table outside. Gambler tried jumping up before I had his apron on so I put the treats on the ledge of the porch. Of course they jumped up there sent the plate sailing 12 ft down and quickly ran down and gobbled up the treats before the photo shoot.

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Needless to say they got new treats for the photo shoot. Gambler ran so hard he ripped the ties right off his apron and got it all muddy so some repairs are in order.

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Tuesdays, Just Got Tastier!Tuesdays, Just Got Tastier!

We are joining the Tuesday Blog Hop Hosted By Kol’s Notes and Sugar The Golden Retriever

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Monday Mischief~Prezzie’s

The Sand Spring gang scored with the prezzie’s for Christmas. I scored on the Jones Natural Chews when I was at our local feed store, they had a buy one get one free deal so I bought them all up. I wrapped them all up and put them under the tree because I know how much Gambler loves to open things. I bought Glory and Gambler each a bottle toy and then I won a give away hosted by Oz The Terrier so the puller toy came right in time for Christmas.

Nellie could care less about opening prezzie’s so she was off to the side just watching. Glory will open some but when she grabs one and starts opening it Gambler comes in and takes it away from her. Gambler will grab one from under the tree and open it go back for another open a corner of it and go back for another until they are all opened a little bit. He is a prezzie hog for sure.

What do we have here? Prezzie’s?

Oh look the mother load.

Glory opening up a toy.

Glory guarding her Jones Chew.

I love prezzie’s.

What do we have here?

They really wrapped this up good.

It’s a puller toy.

It’s a two pack.

It’s got me!

I can’t get this off.

Stop back on Friday to see more pictures of the gang playing with their puller toy.

Do your dogs open up their own presents?

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This is a Blog Hop. Thanks to Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog B

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Black And White Sunday~More Christmas Photo’s

We just love taking Christmas photos so I had to finish up by showing you the last of the photos. We hope you all had a great holiday season and now it is time to finish out the year and ring in 2015.

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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 #76

Happy Saturday All!

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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. The SS gang had a great Christmas. They enjoyed their Jones bones and played with their new puller toy (more on that later). It was sad that this was the second Christmas with out our Norman. Here is a picture of Norman when he was about 2 and Brook at Christmas.

He was with us in the ones still living. Here are a couple of Sepia photos of the gang this Christmas.

We are joining Ruckus The Eskie and Earl’s World for Sepia Saturday.

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FitDog Friday~Odd’s And End’s In Fitness

This week the gang was burning a few calories in some odd’s and end’s fitness. What is odd’s and end’s fitness well it is fitness with only burning a few calories. This week we did a chewy.com photo shoot, how did the gang end up burning calories well let me tell you.

First off I was getting ready for the photo shoot, I started putting the props outside when someone came over to pick something up. I let the dogs outside so they weren’t jumping on the guy. While I was talking to the guy and getting him his stuff this is what happened while I was busy.

Guess who thought this would be great fitness?

What!!! I shouldn’t be doing this to burn calories?

Glory helping out with the ripping fitness.

Popping bubble wrap is great jaw strengthening.

This is the funnest fitness we done all year.

Then when we were doing the photo shoot some extra calories were burned while taste testing their tasty treat.

I must pick this up, it is my weight training.

I must carry it, it is my weight strengthening.

I must run down the steps and into the middle of the lawn, endurance training.

Hows that for burning calories while eating?

Gambler thought he should carry his bowl around too.

See you can burn calories while eating. Granted it wasn’t much but it was fun doing it.

Stop back next year to see what the SS gang does to stay in shape. Have a great New Year’s Fit Doggys!

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Merry Christmas~Barks And Bytes Style

The co-hosts for Barks And Bytes are Linda from 2browndawgs and Jodi from Heart Like A Dog.
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Sand Spring Chesapeakes would like to wish everyone on line and in Blogville a very Merry Christmas! Hope your holidays are safe and blessed with great food, family and friends. Give all your furkids a big hug from Gambler, Glory, Nellie and MK!
My favorite Christmas memory is that each Christmas Eve our family would go to my mom’s brothers house for supper and gift opening. My grandparents on my mom’s side would be there also. My brother and I have kept that tradition as on Christmas eve we will be going to my brothers out and spending the night with their family.
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Now the big question……Has Gambler been Naughty…..or…….Nice????
Again Merry Christmas to all!

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Wordless Wednesday~ A MK Christmas Photo Shoot

MK would like to wish all the kitty’s out there a very Merry Christmas hope you get all the catnip and tuna juice you can stand!

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Tasty Tuesday~Chewy Style With A Merrick Treat

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Ding dong Chewy.com calling. We got our monthly sample from Chewy.com.

It’s the big brown truck that delivers goodness.

It’s a chewy style Christmas

We wonder what kind of goodness is in the chewy box?

Our chewy box was filled with Merrick Venison Holiday Stew.

Time to see what’s in the can.

Nice big chunks in just the right amount of gravy.

Merrick Classic Grain-Free Venison Holiday Stew Recipe Canned Dog Food, 13.2-oz, case of 12

Hounds love the holidays! While Bruno probably doesn’t like it when you put fuzzy reindeer antlers on top of his head, he’ll definitely embrace the season with a bowl full of Merrick’s Venison Holiday Stew. Full of venison, red jacket new potatoes, carrots, zucchini, peas and red delicious apples, this dish hits your pup’s food bowl right from the stove!

Time for the SS raindeer taste test.

Raindeer ready set go!

No hesitation the raindeer dug right in.

Raindeer Gambler didn’t want any of the other raindeer to get his snack.

MK having her taste test, not to be left out.

Very tasty.

Nellie licking the bowl clean.

Still licking up all the goodness.

When all is done it’s time to make sure none is left in the can.

Key Benefits

  • Grain-free recipe
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Great for all life stages and breeds

A case of (12) 13.2 oz cans are on sale right now for $29.88.

The SS Raindeer gang gives Merrick Venison Holiday Stew 4 paws up!

Why Chewy.com?

Because: Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com is ready to listen.

Chewy.com lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chewy.com’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, Chewy.com 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 Chewy.com is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95.

Chewy.com

200 SW 1st Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

1-800-67-CHEWY

I was compensated 4 cans of Merrick Venison Holiday Stew for a honest review from Chewy.com.

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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.