Pink Bear Thank You

The puppies got more mail! They were super excited to learn that they won a giveaway over at Oz The Terrier’s place. He had a giveaway for a durable Kathy Ireland pink bear.

We got mail! Really it’s for us?

This should of been a Monday Mischief post as you can see there was a little destruction that went on. Gambler thought the toy and very nice letter by Oz was his so he took it upon himself to eat the letter. Lucky the toy was not damaged as it is super gman safe and durable.

The puppies LOVED the new toy. They each were taking a turn on it, so thank you very much buddy Oz, it’s just what the puppies needed.

Since we’re on the topic of giveaways I also want to give a shout out to our Thursday Barks And Bytes host Jodi as she did a review for a new product called Omegease which is a fish oil supplement and I won that too. So thank you Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for the great review and giveaway, I can’t wait to try it and do my own review later down the line.


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

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My pal Oz is having a  Zuke’s #FuelTheCure Contest and Fundraiser to help raise money for The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund, an organization dedicated to the understanding, treatment and prevention of canine and feline cancer.

This is a very easy and fun contest along with a fundraiser to join in on.

How to join in on the fun (courtesy of Oz):

  • Write a short #FuelTheCure blog post
  • Include a photo of yourself (if you are a dog) or your dog LOVING LIFE in your post
  • Join the hop on any day starting on Tuesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 28  (when you link to the hop, in the “Name Required” field please put your name or blog name and either US, UK, CA as this will help determine your contest entry – ex.  “Oz the Terrier US”)

Please join the hop!  Tell a friend!  Let’s make a difference in the lives of pets who are suffering from cancer and help ease the burden on their families as they care for their ailing pets! 


#FuelTheCure Contest and Fundraiser

for The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund

Tuesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 28

Every entry is a $5 donation to The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund

Each entry will also be entered into Oz’s very own contest to win some Zuke’s treats.

Here is my #FuelTheCure Loving Life photo

Glory, Nellie, Gambler Loving Life

My gang at Sand Spring is Loving Life when they are outside, whether it is training for a hunt test, hunting, or just laying around in beautiful flowers they are Loving Life and I am Loving my Life with them.

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#RecipeForMoments: My Soulmates Son

I am joining other fellow bloggers and sharing my #RecipeForMoments story with you all. Brought to you by:


My special moment was born on 5/13/11. His name is Gambler and he is My Soulmates Son. I waited 8 years for my Norman son and he was well worth the wait.


Norman was my soulmate, my best friend, my faithful companion so Gambler has some pretty big paws to fill.


I competed with Norman in AKC and UKC hunt tests in which he received the highest titles, I never did any other venues with him. Gambler on the other hand in his short life has already outdone his dad in competing and titling in multiple venues.

Gambler has his UKC Senior Dock Jumping title, his UKC Hunting Retriever title, his UKC Grand Champion show title and his AKC Senior Hunter Title. All this before he is 3 years old.

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One of my proudest moments happened at the 2013 UKC Premier. This is where I seen and felt the unconditional love this boy has for me. I had other handlers show him for me as I was handling his sister Glory in the same show ring. He never took his eyes off me. He always needed to know where I was. Needing to know where I was didn’t mess his gate up at all or his stacking. As long as he could see me he was a statue with the best manners. He wouldn’t face the right way when in the line up ready to be stacked. He was backwards so he could see me. The judges didn’t mind this as they said “it doesn’t matter what side I examine as long as he is happy” and happy he was when he could see his momma.


My heart just melted when he stood backwards. All this guy wants to do is please me and show me how much he loves me.

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He went Best Of Breed three out of the five shows this week. You can just see the love and devotion in his eyes when I was handling him. He is 3/4 on the way to filling those big paws of my soulmate.


We finished off our special show moments by receiving his UKC Grand Champion title this past November. This truly is the most special moment for me as I have never shown dogs in conformation before and to have Norman’s son as a Grand Champion is more than I could of ever expected. He ended the 2013 year by being in the top 10  UKC Breed and Dog standings. He was #1 for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever two years in a row. #RecipeForMoments for sure!

“This post is sponsored by Nature’s Recipe® on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature’s Recipe for Moments on behalf of Nature’s Recipe, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nature’s Recipe is not responsible for the content of this article.”

Our story is a part of the #RecipeForMoments blog hop hosted by BlogPaws.

Link up below to share your story of the bond you and your pet share. 
What do you think your pet feels in your special moments?  
Five random U.S. winners who link up their blog post will win a Nature’s Recipe® lightweight collar camera to capture special moments from their pet’s point of view.
See BlogPaws for official rules and details.

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I hit the JACKPOT!

I hit the Jackpot in Blogville give a-ways and contest’s! The past month has been very good to me and I need to say a big THANK YOU to the bloggers whom I won prizes with.

First: I couldn’t believe it when I found out I won my first Blog give a-way it was a candle give a-way by Dakota’s Den. Caren was giving a-way a candle from Terri’s Candles.

How excited I was when I found out I won. I love candles and always have them burning. Because of the really warm weather in MI and WI Terri waited to ship out my candle until the days were cooler, she didn’t want the candles to melt. She was super nice and added a few candles and melt’s for me to try for waiting so long to get the candle. Thank you, Thank you your gift package was more than I expected!


Taken from Terri’s website:

Why Soy?……Buying & burning candles isn’t the most eco-egregious thing you can do out there.  They’re relaxing, they smell good & they make for interesting home decor.  But yes, those rumors you’ve heard about soy wax are indeed correct.  They are better than the standard wax varieties. Other candle wax is made from the petroleum byproduct -parrafin.  Burning a parafin candle is like inviting a diesel truck into your home to let off some exhaust…the soot from both the diesel and the paraffin, contains a noxious mix of carcinogenic petro-carbon nastiness that can mess with your health & emit toxic chemicals like benzene & toluene.  And as you know, petroleum isn’t exactly renewable.  Soy is!  And if you or someone in your family suffers from either allergies or asthma, burning a parrafin candle can contribute to the onset of allergy attacks and headaches.


The scents were very refreshing and the candle burned really evenly.

Second: Gizmo did a review on a couple of products by Fetch Earth, The Undoos & the FE Natural Pet Soap. After the review Gizmo had a give a-way which I won! I got my sample and realized the company was from right here in Green Bay, WI. How nice to support a local company.


Gambler eats grass so sometimes the grass gets stuck coming out and he needs help with it so I think this idea of a towel attached to the poop bag is a excellent idea, I would just grab the grass then grab the rest of the poop and turn it inside out. The bad and towel is biodegradable. How sweet is that?


Didn’t want to do the actual demonstration so you get a picture you can actually look at.


Really mom I have to have this bag hanging off my tail. Shut up Nellie I see you laughing in the background!

I haven’t tried out the products yet but am excited to do so.

Third: I entered a contest held by The Tasty Tuesday host’s Kol’s Notes and Sugar The Golden Retriever. It was their 2nd Annual Tasty Tuesday Anniversary. They hosted a contest “what would you do for Zuke’s treats”? Along with what would you do for Zuke’s treats they had a Iron Doggie Chef contest where you had to make a treat using fruit. You can see what I did HERE and that is how I won. I had a lot of fun doing this post/contest.

The Zukes came in the mail pronto, the dogs loved them! I went through a whole bag trying to get pictures of them eating them. They were mauling me for the tasty treats.


MK was wondering why she didn’t get any?





Forth: I entered another contest making a blog post. This one was hosted by Sugar The Golden Retriever, Gizmo Terrier Torrent and Garth Riley. It was Scoop That Poop blog hop contest. You had to make a blog post about poop. How fun is that? HERE is my blog post and I just so happened to win. I won The Fifth Paw! I am super excited to try out this little trinket that will attach to my leash and will hold my filled poop bags from cleaning up after my dogs on a walk. Hence Scoop That Poop!


Fifth: Sue over at Talking Dogs at For Love Of A Dog blog did a book review on Crazy Bitch, Living with canine compulsive disorder by Peggy Tibbetts. After the review she had a give a-way and I won! I got my book in the mail so I am excited to start reading it.


Finally, no I didn’t win anything else! I wanted to say THANK YOU again to my blog friends who hosted give a-ways and contests so I could win some really cool stuff. You all rock and I can’t thank you enough for being so kind. I think I should go buy my power ball ticket now!