Nothing But Norman #81

Happy Saturday All!

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Gambler’s dad Norman and mom Fatty.

These pictures are from with Fatty came to visit us and the Gambler was in the making. I had a fun time with Fatty in WI for a week, she is a southern dog so she got to experience snow and had so much fun in it. She got to go on a couple pheasant hunts with Norman and Nellie. It turned out to be a memorable time and I now have Gambler to remind me of the time back in March of 2011.

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



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We are also joining The Pet Parade.


Woods Walk~FitDog Friday

We’ve been trying to get out more often now that the polar vortex shifted and the days are warmer. I’ve been taking the dogs for walks in the marsh/woods/creek. This allows them to run at their leisure in the wide open spaces and then when at the creek they have to go up and down the banks, there are trees that are down so they either have to jump over them or crawl under them so they get their workout that way too.


The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With LoveSlimDoggy and Emma from Mygbgvlife to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.

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This N That On A Thursday Barks And Bytes

I’ve been seeing these beautiful custom paintings by Lauren Hammack from Off The Wall Paintings floating around social media. Little did I know my pals at #chewy, @chewy had a surprise delivered to my door yesterday.

Oh boy what do we have here?

MK racing in to see if it is for her.

Is it for me?

Nope MK it’s for the brown dogs, your not brown!

It’s the SS gang in their Christmas hats.

A close up with a lovely note.

The note thanked me for being so awesome and being a part of the blogging family. Really is the awesome ones. I will hang this canvas portrait in pride and smile every time I look at it. Off the wall paintings did a beautiful job painting the brown dogs and capturing their essence. I remember the photo shoot I did last Dec where the gang wore their bandannas and hats, it was a fun shoot and the pictures were great, I now have a beautiful painting to remember that day by.

Here are some random photos from a couple of our walks last week.

Weed laying Glory. She thinks she is back in the wheat field in Canada.

Glory and her wood.

Stopped playing with his ball for a picture in the marsh grass.

Snowy nose.

What’s going on over there?

Stop back tomorrow for Fitdog Friday and see the pictures from our woods walk.


We are joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for this great blog hop.


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Tree Photos~Wordless Wednesday


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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When A Miracle Is Needed

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Ding dong calling. We got our monthly sample from

When A Miracle Is Needed……..Reach for Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover.Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover

First I tried out Nature’s Miracle on MK’s litter box.

Time to clean the litter box.

I keep this small litter box in my bedroom so I clean it often. Usually I use soap and water but this time I thought I might as well use Nature’s Miracle.

I poured a small amount in the pan and wiped out.

It cleaned the bottom of the litter box well and took care of the odor.

Clean box ready to go.

Back to the bedroom.

Cat boxes can become smelly so why not clean it with a odor remover to help keep the upcoming odors down?

MK vomited up a nice bile/food/hairball on my light carpet. I grabbed the Nature’s Miracle, picked up the chunks, poured some cleaner on the yellow vomit stain, scrubbed it with a cloth and the stain was gone instantly. I didn’t even let it soak. I was really impressed with that. I took pictures showing the before and after and wouldn’t you know it I lost the photos and can’t find them so you just get my testament to it.

Three truths about pets: (1) They’re great for snuggling. (2) They’re always ready for a belly rub. (3) They sure can leave a mess. Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover takes care of the only not-so-great part of being a pet parent by breaking down organic stains and odors from urine, feces, vomit, and even dirt and grass. And best of all… there’s no need to rinse, leaving more time for belly rubs!

Key Benefits

  • Suitable for carpet, floors, or any hard surface
  • Neutralizes organic odors and removes stains
  • Quick drying
  • No rinsing necessary

Great for intact male urine mishaps.

The peeing post.

Incognito Gman

Gman is a intact male and has a nasty habit of marking his territory every now and then on this post. When he does a miracle is needed for sure. Nature’s Miracle works really well to get the odor out of the carpet. If the problem is on going Nature’s Miracle has a formula for urine stains that you can get a too.

Stain Removal:

  • Wipe away any excess stain-causing material, and then soak the surface thoroughly with Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover.
  • Wait 5 minutes, and then wipe away stain with a cloth. For tough stains, use a stiff, bristle brush.
  • If the stain is not completely removed, re-soak area and allow Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover to work for 1 hour before wiping with a cloth.

Odor Elimination:

  • Thoroughly soak the entire area with Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover. For carpets, apply enough to reach the urine penetration in the pad and floor. This may mean lifting the carpet and applying directly to the pad and floor.
  • Allow the product to air dry. Depending on air circulation, carpets and upholstery may take up to 2 weeks to dry completely.
  • If after 2 weeks there is still an odor, Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover has not reached ALL of the odor-causing material. Pinpoint odor source and repeat cleaning process.
  • Keep the product away from children and pets and do not allow pets onto the treated area until it is completely dried.


  • Saturate areas of fabric affected by stain and odor with full-strength product, then wash as usual.

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4%~It’s A Girl Busy Buddy~Monday Mischief

Poor Glory is having a bad false pregnancy. Even know she isn’t having puppies her body still thinks she is having puppies due to the hormones in her symptoms. When the doctor did the ultrasound and said Glory wasn’t pregnant she said there was a 4% chance that she was wrong and Glory was indeed pregnant. Glory didn’t have any puppies as her due date was on Tuesday the 20th but what she did have was a busy buddy tug-o-jug.

Push Glory Push harder, it’s almost here!

Dr. G to the rescue to deliver another baby for Glory. Last year it was a duck this year a tug-o-jug.

Taken from Veterinary Partners:

Clinical False Pregnancy

When false pregnancy persists it can be a nuisance. The female dog can show the following signs:

  • Nesting
  • Mothering inanimate objects
  • Lactating (giving milk)
  • Abdominal distension
  • She can even appear to go into labor.

Some female dogs are very sensitive to the hormonal fluctuations of their cycle. Diagnosis of false pregnancy is made by history and physical examination rather than by blood test. The key is to find symptoms of pregnancy in a female dog who is not pregnant. Symptoms generally become noticeable 6 to 12 weeks after estrus.



Wow, that was rough. Thanks Dr. G.

Look the baby comes with food in it’s stomach already how cool is that.

Dr. G all disarrayed.

Boy I’m hungry, can I have the food in the jug please?

Glory has been showing all the signs of a false pregnancy, the other night she was panting all night long and then the next night she was under the bed scratching to make a nest for the puppies. She is even producing milk and not eating like she should. We will just wait it out and make sure 4% gets lots of loving and isn’t left out in the cold.

monday mischief

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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4%~Black And White Sunday


There was a 4% chance that Glory would have a puppy after her negative ultrasound to check for puppies. Stop back tomorrow to see Dr. G in action again helping Glory with the delivery of her 4%.


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

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