Tour De Sand Spring With Nellie~#AmericanJourney

Tour De Sand Spring is featuring Nellie today for her American Journey from

Nellie tour begins with a taste test from Chewy’s new line only sold through which is American Journey Just Turkey Jerky.

A nice size thick chunk of turkey jerky.

Product Description

American Journey Just Turkey Jerky is the ultimate high-protein dog treat. Made with 100% turkey from USA farms and no artificial ingredients or fillers, they’re sure to satisfy the most carnivorous appetite. While other jerkies and chews have a long list of ingredients that are chopped and then formed into jerky shapes, these treats are simply whole muscle white meat cuts of turkey sliced into strips. Just Turkey Jerky Dog Treats can be enjoyed by dogs at any stage of life and are terrific for training because they can be easily torn for multiple servings.

Hurry up woman and give me the jerky!

Key Benefits

  • 100% USA turkey
  • Single ingredient treat
  • No fillers or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Great for dogs at any life stage
  • Can be easily torn into smaller pieces for training

Nom Nom Nom

Nellie dug right in and started chewing on the turkey jerky.

The crisp’s fell off and will be savored at the end.

Delish for sure!

On sale now at for $13.49 for a 12 oz bag which is a 46% savings.

Nellie is very happy with her Tour De Sand Spring with American Journey

Chewy White


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What’s new at They now have autoship.

I was compensated (1) 12 oz bag of Just Turkey Jerky to help spread the word about The American Journey line at


Last week I got my order delivered from Chewy. Of course Gambler thought this big order was for him, you can watch the video to see for real.

The puppies had their first chewy photo shoot. They thought this nice big Chewy box made a nice bed.

Stay tuned to see the puppies use their new Kong tunnel and in a few weeks they will be trying out the Zuke’s Mini’s.


Tuesdays, Just Got Tastier!Tuesdays, Just Got Tastier!
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Andis Deshedding Tool~Thanks Oz And Andis

A while back – so this post is long over due (sorry Oz) I won a give away over at Oz The Terrier’s place. He was reviewing the Andis Deshedding tool. I couldn’t have won the contest at a better time as my gang was shedding big time.

Nellie was the biggest shedder so she got to test it out first. She has a thick curly double coat.

She has a thick curly double coat.

Glory thought she should check out the excitement.

The excitement is this Deshedding tool by Andis. Andis is actually a company from WI, and the owners of the place where I work know the owners of Andis so we get to use their clippers for shaving our surgery patients. We don’t have any of their other grooming tools so it was nice to get this and try it out.

Brushing Nellie.

It really gets down through her thick coat. Has a nice soft handle that is easy to grip and use.

Lots of hair removed.

Easy to remove the hair.

Hi mom look at at the hair I got rid of!

Even the cat thought she should have a try at it.

Brushing MK.

MK thinking about being sassy.

MK not thinking and really being sassy and biting me.

Lots of hair removed from MK.

The birds will enjoy this hair.

So thanks a lot Oz and Gina for this great tool, we really like it and it will come in handy with 3 adult dogs shedding twice a year.

And of course I couldn’t have a Monday Mischief post without any mischief now could I?

For the past two months it’s been Gambler and I each Wednesday and Friday for hunt test training. We get up, go train with our friends, I go to lunch while Gambler waits then we both go for ice cream. Can’t beat that can you? You all know we had a horrible day on Tuesday so I was in no mood to go training so that meant Gambler was taken away from his normal routine. Gambler knew what day it was and this is what I walked out to after letting him outside to go potty.

My bumper bag, bumpers and umbrella stand spread over the lawn with the bag all ripped up.

Umbrella stand. Which must of been connected to the bag.

Hi mom it’s Wednesday lets got train!

The whole gang got some bumpers thrown for them. Glory thought it was nice to take a break from raising her puppies and retrieve a couple of bumpers.

Gambler will be back to training this Wednesday so hopefully he doesn’t have to give me a big ole hint of which day it is!

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Wise Old Grandma~Black And White Sunday

Wise Old Grandma was having a talk with the yellow puppy. She was giving her all kinds of great advice. Then the puppy started laughing at her…..I wonder what Nellie was telling her?

We are joining Dachshund Nola & Sugar The Golden Retriever for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop.

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Swimming For Fun And Fitness~FitDog Friday

A much needed lake visit was in order yesterday so Gambler and Nellie went along for some swimming for fun and fitness. Even know it was just for fun as both dogs were retrieving their puller toy, jumping off the pier and just swimming around at their leisure they were burning calories and getting fit.

Puller fun.

They had some lily pad fun.

Ended with some pier jumping, even 10 3/4 old Nellie jumped off and had fun doing it.

Today Gambler and I are off training once again. He has missed it all week. John and Gambler will be going to another hunt test this weekend and let’s hope he passes so he can get his title and end his weekends for AKC hunt tests this year.

The puppies have a hugh thank you to give out! Yesterday they received their first overseas mail. The package came all the way from France and it came before the puppies went to their new home. It was from the one and only Easy Rider! He is such a caring guy and his staff is pretty great also mailing this stuff out!

 and as you can see Easy the black puppy is starting his disrespect early! That’s your favorite.

I would also like to thank each and everyone of you for reading my post yesterday and for all your sweet comments. I read them all and it really helped me out after this tragedy. You all are great and I’m glad to call you my friends!


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8 Photos of #Happiness Chesapeake Style on a Wordless Wednesday

Our pals Bentley and Pierre over at Barking from the Bayou challenged us to show you 8 photos of #Happiness. They had some really happy photo’s on their site so if you didn’t see them click on their name and go see them. They will leave a smile on your face all day. Also we would like to thank Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet for coming up with this fun idea of sharing a bit of happiness. We could all use a bit of happiness in our daily lives.


Hope you enjoyed our 8 Photos of Happiness. Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person that tagged you.
  2. A shout-out to the originator of the fun  Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet .
  3. Post 8 photos that make you happy.
  4. Brief description of each picture, or let the picture talk for itself.
  5. Tag up to 10 more people. Ok I’m a rebel again and please if you would like to do this challenge and haven’t been nominated to do it yet go ahead and do the challenge and tell them I sent you!


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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Where O Where Is The Duck~Mischief Monday

Mischief #1!

This weekend started out with Gambler and John heading out to another AKC Master Hunter test. Saturday was a good day running as Gambler retrieved all his birds without any help from John. He completed two series and was going back on Sunday to run the third series. He needed to complete the third series in order to get a pass. Sunday morning is when the mischief started. Gambler and John went to the hunt test. They waited until it was their turn to run, it was a water triple with a water and land blind. Gambler also had to sit in front of the holding blind while John stood in the holding blind as the birds were being thrown in the air. Gambler saw all the marks go down John sent him for his retrieves. He retrieved two out of the three marks and on the third one which was behind a clump of cattails he started having problems finding it. He was hunting the area and not coming up with the bird so at that time John decided he had a handle left to use to help him he might as well use it. He stopped him with a whistle and gave him a hand signal to tell him which direction he should go to get to the bird. There was only one small area where you could see your dog and be able to handle them other wise it was all heavy cover. The hunting dog came out of Gambler at this time, he refused John’s casts and started hunting on his own. There was so much scent from the prior dogs carrying the duck through the tall cover that Gambler just thought the bird was there. John gave him a couple more casts and he again refused his signals. He kept going behind the cattails and would pop out some place different than where he started. At this point John knew he failed because of cast refusals he called him in. So close this weekend to another pass but yet so far away.

Mischief #2!

I was out doing duck chores with the dogs. As I was filling up the duck pools with water being the multi tasker that I am I decided to do my photo shoot for a review I will be doing tomorrow for I went back to check the pool and I seen a couple ducks were out of the pen despite the door being closed and a piece of wood propped up in front of it. Gambler saw them right away and started gathering them up. He got one drake mallard and took off strutting it in front of Nellie. I put that one back in the pen. Next was a hen mallard it took off flying and landed in the corn field, that didn’t deter Gambler he ran right into the 7 ft tall corn and gathered up the hen mallard. I put that one back in the pen. The last drake mallard took off running when the dogs were getting near. It ran off and even I didn’t know where it went. Gambler and Nellie hunted and hunted trying to find where it went.

Hey Nellie I think the duck is under the tank!

Cover me I’m going in!

You didn’t see it go out the back did you?

Don’t worry I got him.

Boy this is a tight fit.

Just about out.

I got it I got it!

See I don’t need to pass no stinking test I can get ducks not in a test.

That’s my boy! This is why he has problems at hunt tests, he is left to hunt when at home hunting up all the birds that get out of the pen and also when it is hunting time for real he is left to hunt so I can’t blame him for doing what he was bred to do and left to do in non hunt test environments.

Gambler thinking there is another duck under the tank.

Nellie was watching Gambler and thought it looked like too much fun crawling under the tank she had to do it also.

Gambler still has more hunt tests coming up so we will try again this next weekend.


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Once A Mother Always A Mother~Black And White Sunday

Once A Mother Always A Mother

This was proven to me yesterday when Glory was whelping her litter and one little puppy didn’t make it. I was trying to revive the puppy when Nellie came over and started nuzzling the puppy. I knew the little one was gone so I set it outside the whelping box and tended to Glory. Next thing I know Nellie laid down next to the whelping box and started to try and revive the puppy herself. The emotion I witness and felt coming from Nellie is something I can’t explain maybe you will be able to feel it from looking at this picture. Nellie had 3 litters in her breeding career, luckily none of her puppies perished. Her last litter was with the birth of Glory back in December of 2011. Nellie is now going to be 11 and was spayed after the whelp. It doesn’t matter how old she is or that she is spayed you can’t take that motherly instinct away from her. When the puppies cry she perks her ears up, when Glory is outside going potty Nellie is by the box counting puppies and making sure all is well with them. She has been such a good girl during this whole process. I am so blessed to have such a dog and companion during this very exciting time in Glory adventure. Glory is a terrific mom and it’s all because she had the best teacher a student could have. Thank you Nellie for all the joy and help you are giving us.

So sorry for the doom and gloom post but with life there is death. I’m documenting this whole experience for myself and for those who wish to follow along so this is just part of mother nature that we have no control over.

“A Mother’s Love”

A Mother’s Love
Author unknown
A Mother’s Love is like an island
In life’s ocean vast and wide,
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the restless, rising tide …
A Mother’s Love is like a fortress
And we seek protection there
When the waves of tribulation
Seem to drown us in despair …
A Mother’s Love’s a sanctuary
Where our souls can find sweet rest
From the struggle and the tension
Of life’s fast and futile quest …
A Mother’s Love is like a tower
Rising far above the crowd,
And her smile is like the sunshine
Breaking through a threatening cloud …
A Mother’s Love is like a beacon
Burning bright with Faith and Prayer,
And through the changing scenes of life
We can find a Haven There …
For A Mother’s Love is fashioned
After God’s enduring love,
It is endless and unfailing
Like the love of Him above …
For God knew in His great wisdom
That He couldn’t be Everywhere,
So He put His Little Children
In a Loving Mother’s Care.

Author: Author unknown


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