Nothing But Norman #85

Happy Saturday All!

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February is spoil your pet month.

I entered a contest over at BlogPaws where you had to submit a spoil your pet picture. This is the picture I submitted.

Norman was spoiled all the time with hugs and kisses. He never left my side.

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




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We are joining The Pet Parade too.


Blind Retrieves In Snow~FitDog Friday

Last weekend the temperature warmed up to the mid 30’s, finally warm enough to do some training. We decided to run 3 blind’s with the dogs. Blind’s are retrieves done without the dog knowing where the bumpers are and have to be guided with a whistle and hand signals, unless the dog “lines the blind” then it doesn’t need any help at all. We like them to need help as it is good training for a hunt test.

Glory was up first.

Sitting getting ready for her release command.

And she’s off.

John gave her a left hand back.

She went a little to far to the left. Need to do a right hand over now.

Right hand over.

Got it!

The return.

Gambler’s time.

Gambler lining up.

And he’s off.

The return.

Glory needing a break in the snow.

Gambler doesn’t seem to tire but Glory on the other hand need a little more exercising to get in shape. She came back from her last blind and had to lay down and take a moment in the snow. Mind you the closest blind was 150 yards out and then the other two were over 200 yards.


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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National Pet Dental Health Month

Pet Need Dental Care, Too

I’m a little behind the eight ball on this post as it should of really been done the first of the month so you all knew that February was National Pet Dental Health Month, but from all the blog posts going around I think you all know it by now. The other bloggers have been doing a excellent job getting the word out on how important taking care of your pet’s teeth is. You should do it all year long to keep your pets teeth healthy.

I really should do more when it comes to my pet’s teeth (especially Gambler, when he was young I spent $1000.00 correcting his teeth after Norman bit him. More on that later) . I brush them on occasion, use a product from the vet called Oravet on occasion and give them lots of bones to chew on. My gang must be blessed with good teeth genetics. Noman had a very light cleaning when I neutered him at 10 years old. Nellie had a very light cleaning at 7 years when I spayed her, Gambler and Glory haven’t needed a dental yet at 4 & 3 years.

In our examination rooms at work we have this poster hanging on the door.

We also have a handout that we can check mark the appropriate box that describes the clients pet’s teeth and give to them to take home.

We have several products that we sell at the clinic to keep the pets teeth healthy.

Hill’s t/d dog and cat food.

Bigger impregnated food to make the dog or cat chew the food so the scrubbing action takes off the plaque.

C.E.T chewies.

Chewies are impregnated with Chlorahexidine to help kill the bacteria in the mouth while they are chewing on the chew.

C.E.T VeggieDent chews.

VeggieDent treats are a non rawhide treat made of veggies.

OraVet once a week treatment and daily tooth brushing and paste.

It’s always best to brush your pet’s teeth daily. If can’t brush daily then you should use OraVet once a week. OraVet is a gel that you rub near the gumline and it covers the tooth and gets under the gum to kill bacteria that is on the teeth which causes the plaque which turns into tartar if not taken care of.

Here is a video of Gman getting his teeth brushed with a electric toothbrush.

Gman loves to get his teeth brushed.

So what are you waiting for, pick up that brush and get started on keeping those teeth healthy.



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


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Pssst~Wordless Wednesday

Nellie you should of cleaned the wax out of your ear before the photo shoot.


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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Class Is In

Chewy White

Ding dong calling. We got our monthly sample from

Class is in session today. Students Gambler, Glory, Nellie and MK have something to learn and share with you all.

Class in in session, where are our students?

Don’t be a dunce, listen to your teacher and eat healthy.

Does giving your dog real rawhides scare you?

There is an alternative, SmartBones by SmartChips~Peanut Butter Chews.

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  • SmartChips Chew Packs are perfect for small to large dog breeds – each chip measures approximately 3 inches long
  • Nine out of 10 dogs prefer SmartBones over rawhide treats
  • Safe – rawhide-free
  • Made with real, dried chicken breast
  • Chewing activity promotes healthy dental care
  • Fortified with vitamins and minerals
  • Great taste dogs love – available in chicken and peanut butter

MK please stop disrupting the students, class is going on right now.

Ok students you can eat your treats now.

Nom, Nom, Nom

Gambler taste testing.

Glory taste testing.

Nellie taste testing.

The chews are somewhat hard, it took the dogs a fair amount of time to chew them up. They couldn’t just eat it down, they had to work at it which was nice. They loved the taste and wanted more right away.

The gang gives the SmartChips a A+ and 16 paws up.

Gambler loved them so much he had to help himself to more.

MK thinking these should be made for kitties.

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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.  

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Coveralls Bite The Dust~Monday Mischief

You all should know by now I hate the cold so when I go outside during the winter months in WI I wear my most favorite coveralls that I have had for over 15 years. I love them because they are just the right thickness to keep me warm and I’m able to move around without all the bulk. One day I stuffed my pocket full of treats and I was off to do a winter photo shoot with the gang. I thought it would go better if I had treats to entice them instead of just taking random photos. Needless to say I didn’t use all the treats, put the coveralls back into the closet and Gambler karate kicked the door open and grabbed my coveralls.

Where are the treats? I smell them!

The treats were yummy!

The culprit.

The pocket no more.

Several times a day Gambler will bring me my boots, jacket and coveralls as he is board and wants to go outside and thinks if he brings this stuff to me I will get up and take him outside.

Mom I brought you your coveralls, lets go outside.

I’m waiting mom.

I got your boot mom!

If you don’t hurry up I will chew a hole in your boot!

Maybe if I haul in the rug and Nellie’s bed you will finally get up and do something with me?

I always know the sound of Gamblers feet prancing across the floor into the living room to bring me something. He thinks he is being such a good boy. It’s about time the coveralls bite the dust as he also ripped off the straps pulling them out of the closet. It’s hard for me to let them go quite yet, maybe after a couple more holes.

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.