Thursday Barks And Bytes~A Treat and A Award

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The co-hosts for Barks And Bytes are Linda from 2browndawgs and Jodi from Heart Like A Dog.
The Barks:

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a give away going on over at Barking From The Bayou. Melissa did a review on Little Eatz gourmet goodies for dogs and humans which was fantastic, you can read it here,  so I entered the give away in hopes that I would win as I really wanted to try them as they are for humans too. Guess what????? I won!!!!!!

Can't wait to try these treats.

Can’t wait to try these treats.

Hey Gman did you try one already?

Hey Gman did you try one already?

Give me it!!

Give me it!!

nom nom gman approved.

nom nom gman approved.

nom nom Nellie approved.

nom nom Nellie approved.

nom nom Glory approved.

nom nom Glory approved.

Even mom approved! The Cinnamon Crunch was great.

Even mom approved! The Cinnamon Crunch was great.

The dogs loved these treats and so did I. So far I only tasted the cinnamon crunch and it was delish. I think these treats will be great to keep in the truck on training or hunt test days so I could give the dogs a treat and if I am hungry I can have a snack too. Thanks Melissa for the give away and the yummy treats.

Sand Spring received another award and how excited I am about it.

Given by PawedBlog

Given by PawedBlog

This award was so nicely given to us by our friends over at Pawedblog. Thank you so much for thinking of us and letting us join in on Nerissa hugh accomplishment!

The award is brand-spanking new and created by Nerissa. It is called the ‘Yoo Hoo! YOO HOO! Award’ and is all about celebrating the welcome of 100,000 blog visitors (woah can you IMAGINE?). CONGRATULATIONS Nerissa!

There are a couple of rules for accepting this awards and they are:
– Firstly, post the award on your blog and thank the blogger who gave it to you.
– Secondly, visit at least three of the blogs that are receiving the award along with you and leave a
  comment.
– Thirdly, tell us all three things you have to celebrate.  You know, three things for which you are
  thankful.
– Lastly, pass along the award to seven other bloggers and let them know you have done so.
(Source: Nerissa)

So, here are OUR three things to be thankful for:

1. I am thankful for life, I am so happy to be part of this world and all it has to offer.

2. I am thankful for my animals, they make my life complete.

3. I am thankful for my husband John who works hard each day so I can work part time and enjoy the free time with my animals.

I would now like to pass this award on to seven of my blogville pals in no particular order:

1. 2browndawgs

2. heartlikeadog

3. ownedbyahusky

4. oztheterrier

5. dogsnpawz

6. talkingdogs

7. browndogcbr

Hope everyone enjoys their new award as much as I do.

The Bytes:

MK finally got outside after a long hiatus being kept inside during our long winter months. She enjoyed her time outside.

Hi Gman whatcha doing?

Hi Gman whatcha doing?

Whatcha looking at?

Whatcha looking at?

Maybe I should go check it out.

Maybe I should go check it out.

It's just Nellie. Hi Nellie!

It’s just Nellie. Hi Nellie!

Sniff my butt Nellie.

Sniff my butt Nellie.

Stop back tomorrow to see what we’re up to for FitDog Friday.

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Thursday Barks And Bytes

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The co-hosts for Barks And Bytes are Linda from 2browndawgs and Jodi from Heart Like A Dog. Thank you for hosting this hop!
Barks: Valentine bloopers. Last Friday and I shared some Valentine photos for my This Moment~See Beautiful post which you can see here. Today I will share a couple of bloopers because you know we all like bloopers. 
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Bytes: MK got a Valentines from her friend Luann at work. Luann makes dog and cat items you can check her out on facebook at Luann’s Critter Creations.
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Some hugh thank you’s are in order. Last week and then again this week I was awarded some awards by a couple of awesome bloggers. I want to thank both Jenna from Love is being owned by a Husky who awarded me with the Excellence and Best Blog Around The World awards then M.K Clinton from Barking From The Bayou awarded me the Best Blog Around The World award also. I am super thrilled to have gotten these awards so please stop on over and check out their blogs. There were no rules with these awards so you get nothing from me this time except that I will proudly display these awards on my awards page
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Thanks again for the great awards. If any of my followers don’t have these really cool awards please grab them and display them on your blog also.
I need a favor for you all to go back to my Chewy.com post from Tuesday you can get to it by clicking here. I totally forgot to add the giveaway widget so a lucky reader could win some tasty treats. Go back and enter 🙂
Have a great Thursday everyone.

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This ‘N That Thursday

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Today we are joining 2 Brown Dawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!

This is what she has to say about the hop,

A little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

“This ‘N That Thursday is for anything you want!  Maybe you want to post about unrelated topics, or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post, or you have awards to share, or you have one long post…anything goes!  So grab the button and join the hop!”

SEVEN AWARDS

Last week Shaun from Praying For One Day nominated me for SEVEN yes SEVEN awards all in one swoop! That was so thoughtful of you Shaun and I graciously accept every one! I will be just as thoughtful and pass them on to my fellow bloggers so they can enjoy the really cool awards.

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Awesome Blog Content Award

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Inner Peace Award

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Most Influential Blogger Award

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The Sunshine Award

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The Versatile Blogger Award

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Wonderful Team Membership Award

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WordPress Family Award

Rules: Only one here…

The ABC Award requires me to write a word or a phrase about myself for each of the English alphabets.

A-Adorable

B-Blissful

C-Cute

D-Dream

E-Energy

F-Fearless

G-Guts

H-Happy

I-Icky

J-Jem

K-Kind

L-Laughter

M-Moody

N-Nice

O-Obsolete

P-Prize

Q-Quaint

R-Rebel

S-Sensitive

T-Tough

U-Usefull

V-Victorious

W-Wackadoodle

X-Xtreme

Y-Youthful

Z-Zanny

I would like to nominate these great awards to these fine bloggers. Please accept even if you have them already. In no particular order:

2browndawgs stop on by and see what the 3 not 2 brown dawgs are up to, visit a bit with Thunder, Storm and the third Freighter.

BrowndogCBR stop on over and visit with another Chessy Hawk. He had beautiful adventures in the mountains and by the water.

TheK9HarperLee stop on by and visit with a very pretty Golden Retriever that takes the best pictures in the south.

Heartlikeadog head on over and see what Jodi is doing with her two labs Sampson and Delilah are up to on there woods walks. Sometimes the walks get Jodi’s nanny goat and she makes me smile when she writes about it.

Jonesnaturalchews hop on over and visit with Flea at Jones Natural Chews, she has great information about Jones Natural Chews as well as wonderful stories and pictures of her hobby farm of animals that live in the city.

I leave you today with a little that….

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So that wraps it up for today, why don’t you hop on over to 2 Brown Dawgs see what their up to and grab the badge and join the hopping fun!

Stop by tomorrow for Follow-Up Friday to find out Gamblers BIG news!

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WordPress Family Award

Miss Harper Lee presented me with the WordPress Family Award. Please drop by Miss Harper Lee blog and see what this beautiful Golden Retriever has been up too. The WordPress Family Award was started by Shaun @  http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com. Here is a description of the award and the rules from Shaun:

Award Description:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the ‘WordPress Family.’ I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents ‘Family’ we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.”

Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
  4. Let your 10 family members know you have awarded them.
  5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

I present the WordPress Family Award to these very special bloggers in no particular order. Thank you for your blogs that I enjoy reading. You all are so deserving of this award.

1. Misty Shores Chesapeakes Stop on in to see what a house full of Chesapeakes are up too, Cheyenne, Riva, Maia and Titian.

2. Jaspers Doggie World Stop on in and see what Jasper and Nellie have been up to and what tasty treats they have gotten to eat.

3. Tyler’s99 Stop on in and see what Mica and Lexi have been doing on their wood/waterfall walks.

4. Kirbys Dawg Blog Stop on in and see what Kirby has been up too, he is cute as a bug and has great videos.

5. Jones Natural Chews Stop on in and see what Flea has been up to with her hobbie farm and who got tasty treats from Jones Natural Chews.

6. 2 Brown Dawgs Stop on in and see what Thunder, Storm (and puppies) and Freighter have been doing with there hunt test training.

7. Heart Like A Dog Stop on in and see what Sampson and Delilah have been up too and if Delilah has wreck or gotten into any thing else in her house.

8. Long Life Cats And Dogs Stop in and see what the cutest kitten in the world….Pixels is up to.

9. Dogs N Pawz Stop on in where you can learn about dogs. Very good informative blog.

10. Talking-Dogs Stop on in and see what Jeffie, Rosie & Rudy are up to. She what kind of fantastic animal jewelry their mom is making.

I leave you with a picture of the love of my life and the start of my family “Norman”.

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This ‘N That Thursday

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Today we join our friends at the 2 Brown Dawgs blog for This ‘N That Thursday.
“This ‘N That Thursday is for those times when you want to post about unrelated topics or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post. It can be anything you want, so feel free to grab the button and join us!”
I would like to start out by thanking Misty Shores Chesapeakes again for another nomination for 2012 Blog Of The Year Award. That means I get one more star to add to my collection. I am now up to 2 out of 6 stars so thank you again Misty Shores Chesapeakes.
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Here is the info about the 2012 Blog Of The Year Award if you missed it on my other post.

It is a bit different than other awards because you get to collect a star each time you are nominated. How cool is that!

Here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

Here are our picks for this award in no particular order and we want you to know how much we enjoyed reading each and every one of your blogs last year.

This is what Glory was doing Easter Sunday morning.
Glory at the AKC conformation show.

Glory at the AKC conformation show.

And this is what she and Gambler were doing after the show…..no more pretty, time to get wet.

Na Na Glory is getting Dirty.

Na Na Glory is getting Dirty.

Let's go get dirty Glory.

Let’s go get dirty Glory.

This is so much fun.

This is so much fun.

A little ice still left out here.

A little ice still left out here.

No more pretty show fur, all wet now.

No more pretty show fur, all wet now.

Half on ice, half in water.

Half on ice, half in water.

This is fun.

This is fun.

Much better to play in water than run in a ring.

Much better to play in water than run in a ring.

Ohhh La La.

Ohhh La La.

Gambler and Glory had a ton of run running in the water across the street from us. This water is in the marsh right across the road from us. Normally this marsh is dry and they make marsh hay on it. Because of all the snow we have had it has melted and created a water hole that won’t be here long. So the dogs thought they better have some fun in it while they can.

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Liebster Award

 

 

 

 

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Thank you Misty Shores Chesapeakes for the great nomination for the Liebster award! I accept this with great pride. It’s because of great blog friends that I get awards and that other bloggers hop on to my site and check me out.

The Liebster Award …

When receiving the award, recipients must:

  • post 11 facts about yourself and answer 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you
  • pass the award onto 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions (you must make sure you don’t nominate the person who nominated you!)
  • select blogs with 200 or less followers

Eleven facts to know about me (or my dogs):

1. I have owned Chesapeakes for 12.5 years with Norman being my foundation stud.

2. I compete in UKC and AKC hunt tests and have titles for each of my dogs at various levels.

3. I just started showing my female Glory in AKC conformation shows.

4. Gambler was the #1 dog in the UKC Top Ten Breed Standings for 2012.

5. Glory was the #6 dog in the UKC Top Ten Breed Standings for 2012.

6. I am not a writer, I just fudge my way through.

7. I love to take pictures.

8. I am a Veterinary Technician and work 1.5 hrs from home because I love my job so much.

9. I have Guinea hens that roam my farm.

10. I love to hunt with my dogs.

11. I am on a diet so I can look good in my dress for the Top Ten conformation show.

Eleven questions to answer:

1. Name a stereotype about the country you come from?   Well more of a state stereotype that people from WI the dairy state love their dairy and it shows.

2. How many languages do you speak?     One

3. What is your funniest travel experience ever?     When I went to Omaha with my girlfriends many moons ago we needed to take a cab so we got a cab and joked around with the guy about if he was a ax murder and if we were safe in his cab and he asked our names and I said I was Bertha Big Butt and then that got into a whole other skit and laughing the whole way to our destination. He wasn’t a ax murder and a fun taxi cab driver. This happened when I was 18 so I wouldn’t dream of doing anything like that today!

4. Which food do you cook best?    Crab & Shrimp Boil

5. Your favorite song?    Seasons Of Love by Rent Soundtrack

6. Which place do you recommend me as a Must-See?     Country sides of  London.

7. How do you spend your time in transportations while traveling?     Reading or playing on Google Nexus.

8. What is a global issue that you worry most about?    Don’t worry about the things I can’t change alone.

9. Your favorite blog post?     They are all so great they all are my favorite.

10. What is the last restaurant you have been to and how was it?     Perkins, breakfast was darn good at supper time!

11. What do you want to achieve this year?     I would like Gambler and Glory to win some awards at the UKC Premier this June. 

Now for my nominees for this award in no particular order are:

2 browndawgs

Long Life Cats and Dogs

Tylersat99 Blog

Just Ramblin’

Russel Ray Photos

Kirbys Dawg Blog

Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog

Hop on over to these blogs and give them a visit and a comment that you were there. They are all great bloggers and I enjoy reading their blogs. Thanks again to Misty Shores Chesapeakes for the nomination!

I Got A Pretty Cool Award

Misty Shores Chesapeakes is getting back in to the swing of blogville and has been doing a bit of catching up. In that catching up Misty Shores Chesapeakes  was nice enough to award Sand Spring Chesapeakes with the Blog Of The Year 2012 award. I am so happy to receive this award from them. She has a wonderful blog about her Chesapeakes so hop on over to  Misty Shores Chesapeakes and see what they are up to.

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It is a bit different than other awards because you get to collect a star each time you are nominated. How cool is that!

Here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

Here are our picks for this award in no particular order and we want you to know how much we enjoyed reading each and every one of your blogs last year.

Just Ramblin

Tyler’s99 Blog

Long Life Cats and Dogs

2 Brown Dawgs

Misty Shores Chesapeakes

Molly The Wally

Donkey Whisper Farm Blog

Jaspers Doggie World

If you have a chance hop on over to one or all of the above blogs, they are some pretty wonderful blogs.

Thanks again Misty Shores Chesapeakes for nominating me for this great award.

Have a great Saturday everyone in Blogville.