Feathers & Masks~Wordless Wednesday

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Chef Gambler’s King Cake~Tasty Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday! Today Chef Gambler will be making King Cake. He would like to thank his buddy Miss Harper Lee for making this yummy cake in January and was happy she shared her recipe with us all. You can view Miss Lee’s fun post and recipe here.

Check it out it’s Miss Lee.

The ingredients.

Ingredients: (I modified Miss Lee’s a little bit)

2/3 cup bananas, mashed

1/2 butter, softened

3/4 cup water

3 large eggs

2 cups whole wheat flour (I used regular flour)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon dried ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Frosting: instead of using Miss Lee’s yogurt and honey frosting, we made really runny powered sugar and water frosting and we couldn’t make the cool purple color instead did dark green, green and yellow.

Glory thinking she needs to help out since Chef Gambler gets to make the cake.

MK not missing out on the fun.

Before we start I best taste the butter and make sure it is ok.

Chef Gambler here, checking to make sure the ingredients are correct.

Lets get down to business.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside. Beat together the bananas and butter in a medium bowl until creamy. Beat in water and then eggs one at a time. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine. Pour the batter into a prepared Bundt pan and bake for 35 minutes.  (per Miss Lee)

Beater licking time.

Miss Lee says we should hide a treat instead of a plastic baby in the cake.

Nellie stepping in to make sure I’m doing it right.

Yup I agree Nellie, it is done right.

This cooking is hard work, I best sit a spell.

Ta Da, time to frost.

I think you missed a spot with frosting.

It’s ready for the taste test.

Are we ever going to get out of these giddy ups and eat the cake?

Nom, nom, nom.

More nom, nom, nom.

Cousin Oakley trying it out.

Cousin Chloe eating her share.

Thank you Miss Lee for your recipe again. We had fun making this cake and so far it is 3/4 the way gone and no one has gotten the “treat” yet. What would make this even better is if we were down visiting you during Fat Tuesday and all the festivities.

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House Woof Valentine~Mischief Monday

What a great Valentines day the SS had because of their far away friend Amy who was so kind to get the gang some treats from House Woof.

The gang as had these treats before and they just love them. This time a mischief was had by Gambler. He turned into a crazed dog that was out of control when he realized what was in the box. We all know he is a nut but he was just out of control when he got the box opened and found out what was inside.

Here is the video:

I had to shove  put Gambler outside so I could pick up the treats and open the box without Gambler mauling me for more treats.

Gambler opening the box.

What a nice Valentines gift for the gang, along with a card.

I put the beet treats in a dish and left them on the table. I then left in Gambler, he ran past the table, ran back and then sniffed out the treats.

Whoa, what do we have here?

Nom, Nom, Nom

Chomp, chomp, chomp

These beet treats are the best!

The gang also got a new stuffie. Gambler took it over and thought it was his.

You can watch the video here:

The gang sitting pretty for a treat.

Glory getting to taste one, she loved them too.

From the House Woof website:

The gang gives these treats 4 paws up. Thanks Amy for all the nummy goodness.

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Happy Saturday All!

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Happy Valentines Day! Here’s to my love Norman.

I Love you
What more can I say
You are my whole life
Each and Every day
You are my Valentine
Today and forever more
You are the one
I will always adore
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Now time for the winners of Norman’s Kisses ~ Hand To Paw Cream and Chapstick. Thank you everyone who entered, I will run this giveaway again soon so the ones who didn’t get picked will have another chance. Click the Rafflecopter below to reveal the winners.

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Valentines Fitness See Beautiful

To finish up the Valentines week celebration the SS gang thought they should get outside and do a little fitness with some red toys and a snow bank.

Gman run fun.

Glory run fun with her log.

Nellie run fun.

The gang does love to run around the yard climbing up and launching over the snow banks around the property. Even better fun with something in your mouth. Glory is going for jaw strengthening so she is constantly carrying around a log.

On a side note I thought it would be fun to write in the snow with food coloring and take some photos. When I was done and walking back to the house I thought….oh boy this might not look so good when someone comes over and see’s red everywhere’s with hunting dogs they might think the worse. It was fun non the less.

 

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year! ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson, “April Days,” 1861

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Who is Glory’s Valentine~Thursday Barks And Bytes

The day has come to find out who Glory chose as her Valentine and her boyfriend for her breeding this coming May/June.

And the lucky bachelor is………………………………..

Bachelor #2

Thunder from 2browndawgs blog which also happens to be one of the hosts for today’s blog hop is the lucky guy. When Glory comes into season which should be in May or June of this year she will be meeting up with Thunder to try and make some poopy puppies. Updates will be here on my blog and on 2browndawgs blog. I want to thank bachelors Gambler and Easy for being such great sports, this week couldn’t have happened without you too. Maybe one day Glory will cross the pond and hook up with Easy for some….Chesapeakeraner or the Weima-bay-retriever. If you don’t know Easy he is such a stitch so hop on over and give him a visit.

Jackie over at Pooch Smooches hit the nail on the head and was the closest on her guess: Ooooo, tough decision Glory! 87 kisses and pate sounds hard to pass up. Not so sure about the “easy riding” though…. Hmmm. Maybe Thunder. (Aren’t you related to GMan??) If so, then definitely Thunder! 🙂

Glory is related to Gman but it isn’t close so one day if I feel that is what I would like to do it could happen but for now it’s Thunder from down under all the way.

Glory

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Birthday 12/4/11, AKC #SR70561602, UKC #R227-665

Color: Brown, Weight: 70# , Height: 22.5 in

Hips: Excellent, Elbows: Normal, DM, EIC, PRA: Clear, CERF: Clear

Thunder

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Birthday 3/14/06, AKC #SR33788102, UKC #R190-233

Color: Brown, Weight: 95#, Height 26 in

Hips: Good, Elbows: Normal, DM: Carrier, PRA: CBP, CERF: Clear

Glory is as sweet as they come. Her calm, friendly disposition causes everyone to fall under her spell when they meet her. But don’t let that good-nature fool you – when it’s time to hunt, she’s locked and loaded! We couldn’t be happier with the drive and work ethic in our girl.
August 2013, she earned her AKC Junior Hunter title at 20 months of age and has 3 out of 4 passes for her Senior Hunter title. She has 3 AKC conformation points toward the 15 required for her champion title.
Glory also participates UKC performance and conformation events. She earned her Hunting Retriever title in August of 2014. Glory has her UKC conformation title and was the #6 Chesapeake in the 2012 Top Ten UKC dog and breed standings. As a result, she was invited to the Top Ten at the UKC Premier, where she was awarded the Award of Excellence and two Reserve Champion ribbons. 12/4/13 Glory became a certified Therapy Dog with Therapy Dogs Inc. She is currently visiting a Elementary School with children that have been diagnosed with EBD (Emotional Behavioral Disability). She is doing great at her new job. The fall of 2014 Glory received her Canine Good Citizen Title and American Temperament Test certificate as well as her Therapy Dog Novice title.

Thunder is everything you could want in a Chesapeake.  He is loyal with a sound temperament and always ready to hunt.  He has strong drive, correct conformation, and excellent movement. He is equally adept at hunting waterfowl and upland, (pheasant, grouse, woodcock).  He was owner trained and handled to his AKC Senior Hunter Title, UKC Seasoned Hunter Title, and his American Chesapeake Club Working Dog Qualified Certification.  He was also owner handled to his AKC Conformation Championship.  He took his first major from the 12-18 month class and finished his Championship at just over three years of age.  He also has his Canine Good Citizenship Title.

Since Glory and Thunder have proven records in both the hunting and showing arenas as well as proven pedigree’s with Dual Champions on Glory’s side, this breeding should produce puppies that excel in the field and show ring, as well as being wonderful family companions. Puppies will not be affected with any of the genetic diseases as DM, EIC, or PRA. We expect them to be structurally sound as a result of the great clearances from both parents.

Now onto some more Valentines photos:

Nellie

Gman

Gman the Wild Thing

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Kissing Booth~Woodless Wednesday

For Valentines week and leading up to Glory’s big announcement we couldn’t have a Valentines themed week without a kissing booth.

Who will the lucky bachelor be to get Glory’s kisses?

Bachelor #1 Gambler?

Bachelor #2 Thunder?

Bachelor #3 Easy?

Stop back tomorrow on Thursday Barks And Bytes to see which bachelor Glory will be kissing.

Nellie didn’t want to kiss Gambler.

Nellie’s ready for many smooches.

My homemade chapstick/handcream giveaway is ending on 2/13 so hurry up and enter by clicking here.

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Valentine Pheasant Cut Out Cookies~Tasty Tuesday

Today’s Valentine themed week post is Valentine Pheasant Cut Out Cookies.

The supplies and ingredients.

Chef Gambler in the kitchen.

Glory didn’t want to be left out.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 C Flour

1 Tsp Salt
1 Egg
1/2 C Pheasant broth
Mix all ingredients together, kneed, roll out and cut out shapes.

Kneed the dough and roll out.

Cut out the cookies.

Chef Gambler approves.

Maybe I should taste test them now.

Don’t mind if I do.

Bake in oven 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Nellie guarding the kitchen so no shenanigans go on.

Ta Da let the taste testing begin.

Hey why isn’t Glory waiting.

Finally we get to taste test them.

Nom Nom Nom

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The Bachelorette ~ Mischief Monday

Today’s Valentine themed week post is The Bachelorette. Glory interviews 3 bachelors leading up to the grand finale on Thursday Barks And Bytes when she announces who her valentine will be.

The Bachelorette~Glory

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Glory is 3 years old, brown looking for a nice male companion to have a quick fling with in hopes to have a litter of poopy puppies in the near future. She would like to have a little romance before the big gig but she will be honest that will probably be it. She’s not looking for a long commitment as she has many wild oats to sow. Sorry bachelors just speaking the truth.

Now on to meet our bachelors:

Bachelor #1 ~ Gambler, G$, Gman, Giblet, Gib

Gambler, if you were to take me on a romantic get away where would you take me?

Glory, I just love hunting in Saskatchewan so I would take you to a wide open wheat field and have you retrieve endless snow geese.

Gambler,  I hear you have many nicknames, how did you come about Gman?

Glory, don’tcha know I’m the man so I’m the Gman, ready for action at a drop of a hat!

Bachelor #2 ~ Thunder, Bumper

Thunder, if you were to take me on a romantic get away where would you take me?

Glory, I would take you to my name sake spot, North Point Thunder Bay. It’s a place where I would take you on a romantic duck hunt and afterwards we would have a nice dinner on the bay.

Thunder, I see you have a nick name too, how did you come about that?

Glory, Thunder rhymes with bumper and I am a bumper hog, I just love to retrieve all day long if there is a bumper around it is in my mouth.

Bachelor #3 ~ Easy, EasyRider, silvermistygreypup

Easy, if you were to take me on a romantic get away where would you take me?

Glory I would take you to the Eiffel Tower and have a nice picnic with pheasant pate, after our pate I would kiss you 87 times.

Easy, I see you have a nick name too, EasyRider how did you come about that?

Glory, This is a g rated show I can’t tell you how I came about EasyRider, lets just have your imagination take over and if you pick me you’ll have a chance to find out…..oh la la

Glory will now have a couple days to think about which bachelor she would like to go on a date with. Wednesday there will be a kissing booth for all the bachelors to help Glory make up her mind. Come back Thursday to find out who she picks.

Stop back tomorrow for a Valentines Pheasant tasty treat.