Technical Blind And A Birthday

When we were at the American Chesapeake Club Minnesota Chessie Day training last weekend the advance dogs could run the technical blind they had set up. A blind is where the dog doesn’t see where the bumper or duck is placed and the handler has to handle the dog to the blind using a whistle and hand signals. The dog needs to stay on as straight as line as possible and it needs to take the correct casts when given a hand signal.

Gambler was the only one to run this blind and you can tell from all the photos he had a hard time with it. After finding out this week that Glory came into heat I now know why his mind wasn’t on his blind. John stuck with it and got it done but it sure wasn’t pretty, and that’s why it’s called training.

John and Gambler walking to the holding blind.

Waiting in the holding blind.

Follow the black line from Gambler to the tree across the way. This is the path he should take.

Gamblers initial line was off, he went to the right instead of going straight.

John let him get out of the water and then signaled him to go left and get in that second pond.

Stopped him to give him a cast.

Left hand cast to get into the water.

Taking the cast and getting into the water.

On the right track.

Got off track and was too far to the left, had to cast to the right to get back in water.

Get in the water.

Was drifting off to the right so John stopped him and gave him a left hand back.

After that cast Gambler started to swim back to John, he was panicking, so John ran out there by him to get him to stay in the water and finish the blind.

Took his cast and got to land.

Gambler was to the left of the blind (tree with white ribbon) so John casted him to the right.

Bingo finally got to the blind.

John had Gambler sit and stay until he got back to the original starting point so Gambler would take the correct line back.

Coming back on the correct line.

Back into the second pond.

John guiding Gambler into the first pond.

He made it! Boy was that a tough blind!

John stuck with it, Gambler stuck with it and they finished it. Gambler definitely needs more of these types of blinds so he can be proficient in it.

Now your probably wondering who is having a Birthday?????

Marsh Kitty – MK is having her 2nd Birthday. She had a one kitty party complete with a can of tuna.

Let me help myself!

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Last but not least it is #NationalPurebredDogDay so I need to thank the AKC for recognizing the Chesapeake Bay Retriever so long ago as a purebred dog. Without that I wouldn’t have the breed that stole my heart.

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Supervisor MK Get’s Fired~Monday Mischief

MK only has one job to earn her keep. She is to supervise the gang Gambler while I take a shower each morning.

Doing my job, keeping a eye on everything.

MK – “did I hear something?”

Back to taking my cat nap, must of been nothing.

Oh look chewies!

I hit the mother load.

Chewies for all!

Glory is hogging the chewies.

I’ll just chew on my chewie.

Glory and Nellie enjoying all the chewies.

Gambler enjoying his stolen goods.

Hi Mom, ain’t I cute.

Going back to the scene of the crime.

This all happened on April Fool’s day, it was for sure no April Fool’s, the only fool was me thinking MK could supervise the gang while I took a shower, instead she takes a cat nap! Gambler told me when I woke up that he was going to not kick the closet open and steal chewies again, then he said “April Fool’s”.

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Monday Mischief~Who’s The Kitty Behind The Curtain?

What do we have in here?

I better go check it out.

Who’s little kitty ear is this?

Hi mom!

It’s just me MK!

MK loves to hang out in the bathroom and play in the tub. She likes to shit behind the curtain and then pop her head out and look at me. Do your cat’s like playing in the tub?

Playing with MK’s mouse.

The dogs then thought it was a good idea to steal MK’s mouse and play with it.

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It’s All About MK…No Chessies~Thursday Barks And Bytes

It’s all about MK, MK….No Chessies, It’s all about MK, MK….No Chessies.

Poor MK hasn’t gotten much lime life on the blog so today it’s all about her and not the chessies.

MK loves to hang out outside. I did find out the reason she want’s to be out their is probably to meet up with her boyfriend the striped cat that lives at my brother in laws house. I will see him dart off across the field to the line fence and he is traveling a ways from home so it must be to meet MK. MK also had a abscess last summer so it must of been from him. One of the many reasons to keep your cat indoors but do I listen or does MK? Nope, it’s a do as I say moment and not as I do. She is as photo genetic as the chessies so it’s all about MK today.

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Wordless Wednesday~ A MK Christmas Photo Shoot

MK would like to wish all the kitty’s out there a very Merry Christmas hope you get all the catnip and tuna juice you can stand!

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Wordless Wednesday~MK Is That You?

Hey Gman is that MK?

Why yes it is, what the heck is she doing out there?

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Monday Mischief~MK Going Hunting With The Chessie’s

What you say, MK Going Hunting With The Chessie’s?

MK’s a cat and the Chessie’s are dogs, right?

Right you are MK but remember MK was found and raised by Chessie’s so she is a ChessaCat and she wanted to go hunting with the gang the other day.

I decided to take Gambler and Nellie down to the creek to see if there were any ducks on the creek because John was taking Glory down the river with the canoe. We took off across the lawn down to the driveway and out of no where’s comes MK running to beat the band after us.

Hey whatcha guys doing?

Going hunting, I can hide.

Hey! Wait up!

MK you put your nose down like this to catch a scent.

This marsh grass is tall and thick.

Your doing great keeping up.

Who said a cat can’t go hunting?

Getting worn out, too much running in thick cover.

Selfie. Had to carry the little bugger as she was getting tired.

MK followed us through the Marsh, back to the same spot a year and a half ago we found her. She did a good job keeping up, when she couldn’t she would start meowing and Gambler went back and checked on her. I did have to carry her for a bit. No ducks were gotten this day. Too much MK babysitting.

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