Nothing But Norman #62

Happy Saturday All!

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Norman’s favorite spot on the couch was right next to me on the chase lounge, he would lay by John sometimes but mostly he was by me. At night when 9 pm came along he somehow new it was bedtime and he would get up from his spot and stand on the ground and lay his head on the chase lounge and just stare at me until I got up and went to bed. Even when I didn’t want to go to bed just yet he would move all around the chase lounge and stare at me from different angles. He is the only dog that would let me know it was bed time until now. It’s taken almost a year since Norman’s passing for him to channel his son Gambler. 3 times in the past week Gambler has gotten up from Norman’s spot on the chase lounge next to me and has laid his head on it staring at me trying to get me to get up and go to bed. Thank you Norman for coming back in your son.

Heaven gained another furangel yesterday. Norman was waiting to show his buddy Carson the ropes. Carson was my co-worker and friend Laura’s pal. He will me missed by all. Picture collage was taken this past August by her best friend Lisa Finke. So glad she has these wonderful pictures to remember Carson by. RIP Big Guy!

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are. – Anonymous

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Wordless Wednesday~The Mini Chessie

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Training Group Doggies

Every Wednesday I train with a group of people, sometimes it’s two people, sometimes it’s three and sometimes there is a whole lot of people and doggies the training goes all day long. Last Wednesday it was the usual three, Sandy who owns the property and has Chesapeakes, Dick who has Goldens and Dana who comes from a hour and forty minutes away to train with us and her Chesapeakes. I was out in the field throwing marks into the water and had my camera. I took pictures of their dogs running so I am sharing them with you today to see what the Training Group Doggies look like. A bunch of fine looking dogs.

Dana’s boy’s Clay & Waylon

Sandy’s gang Cash, Quill, Avon & Rags

Dick’s boy’s Harv & Gus

Come back Thursday to see the pictures of Gambler and Glory that Dick took while I as running.

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.
The Barks:
This whole week so far I have been featuring my neighbors peafowl. They are just the most amazing beautiful birds out there. I think they deserve a couple of posts dedicated to them. So here are some more photos that I took that I would like to share with you.
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The end of May was the last therapy visit for the G & G team. Sadly Glory didn’t get to say good bye to the kids as she was in heat so she stayed home. Gambler got to go and he enjoyed the full hour and half of attention to himself.

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Cherry Berry ice cream after therapy.

Cherry Berry ice cream after therapy.

Great Niece Mia is growing like a weed. She is going on 10 weeks old now.

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The Bytes:

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To finish off the post here are a few pictures from last Saturday’s hunt test. As you know Gambler was entered in a AKC Master Level test. The first picture is a photo of the test set up from way back in the parking lot where our truck was parked. The second picture is of our truck and I was standing dang near on the roof to video tape Gambler running (no I’m not in the truck in the pic). The third picture is a half ass drawing of the test so you can see what Gambler was suppose to do. I’m not at good as my diagrams as 2browndawgs is but it’s a start, right?

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The first series out of three series was a walk up to the handler start point on the photo, the first mark came out from that blind in the middle of the photo and fell along the shore where it says “first mark”, the second mark came out of the same blind and landed on the grass where it says “second mark”, and the third mark was way off to the right of the photo and that was a live flyer. Once the live flyer was shot and the judge released your dog then you could release your dog to go get the marks. Gambler stepped on each of the three marks and then had to run the land blind which was up the middle on the land where it says “land blind” he had to go just side of the old fall that he picked up. Once he delivered that bird to hand he had to do his water blind which means he should run across the land and jump in the middle of the water where I have a very thin black line drawn, he should of swam down the middle of that channel to the spot where it says “water blind” and come back. He never made it into the water as he would take off and run the right hand side of the bank of water and wouldn’t get in the water as he was checking out that blind with the good smelling birds in it. For that you get a F and a thank you for your donation to our club. We will get them next time!

I have to give a big shout out and thank you to Jenna over at Owned By A Husky. I won one of her contests and got this really cool dog decal from Stylish Canine. I might just have to put this on my new car when I get it.

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Come back tomorrow to see what the gang was up to for FitDog Friday this week.

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Monday Mischief~Showoff or showdown

Yesterday’s Black And White Sunday picture was of a Peacock that lives next door to me. You can see the post here. I have to confess, usually I am on top of my photos and I edit them and post them up right away. It’s been dang near a year and I am finally posting up the peacock pictures I took last June. I took the pictures then my computer crashed and I lost the photos, it took me forever to get my puter going and finally was able to save my photos, it then took me forever to edit them. I finally did it all yesterday and I have some beautiful pictures of my neighbors peacocks I would like to share with you.

In the spring the breeding season starts for the peafowl. That means a whole lot of mischief going on between the male peacocks trying to win the hens over.

 

Standing tall to see the girls.

Standing tall to see the girls.

Ohhh this chicken looks awful pretty.

Ohhh this chicken looks awful pretty.

You think that chicken likes me now?

You think that chicken likes me now?

How about now?

How about now?

Time to duke it out with the other peacock.

Time to duke it out with the other peacock.

I think I have a much better tail!

I think I have a much better tail!

Oh no my friend, I have a much better tail.

Oh no my friend, I have a much better tail.

I can get all the peafowl.

I can get all the peafowl.

Look at me now? I can bend my tail forward.

Look at me now? I can bend my tail forward.

I can fluff my butt and call all the girls in.

I can fluff my butt and call all the girls in.

Can you see the girl I called in?

Can you see the girl I called in?

How about I turn a bit?

How about I turn a bit?

Do you think I am turning her on?

Do you think I am turning her on?

I will try harder and turn some more.

I will try harder and turn some more.

I can turn right around and really impress her.

I can turn right around and really impress her.

Hello darling, do you like me now?

Hello darling, do you like me now?

Much breeding mischief is going on right now between the peafowl. To see these guys with their tails in full plumage and fanned out is the most beautiful thing. I am fortunate to live next to these birds so I can enjoy the beauty in them.

Gamblers hunt test weekend was full of mischief again. He did his marks great, did one land blind great, thought he had the first series in the bag and then he came back from the land blind, sat a ways away from John, tried looking for me and then was a goof ball and wouldn’t go in the water on his water blind. He was not listening to John again so he called him back in and he failed. So he has 3 weeks of training before he has his next test. Little bugger!

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Tuesday’s Tails~Cooper Adopted

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Rescue success! Today I am happy to say I have a rescue success story. A couple weeks ago you might have seen my blog post about my friend passing away and her animals going to the shelter. You can read about it here.
I had Cooper  until I found a home for him which only took 2 days but I kept him for a week to work on his re potty training and for us to have our time to grieve over my friend and his mom.
Cooper making himself at home.

Cooper making himself at home.

MK checking him out.

MK checking him out.

Selfie with Cooper.

Selfie with Cooper.

What a cutie!

What a cutie!

Selfie with Cooper and Nellie.

Selfie with Cooper and Nellie.

I will still get to see Cooper and follow along with his life as he was adopted by my boss’s nanny. She will be using our clinic for her vet services and my boss will keep me informed on how the little bugger is doing. The report today is that Cooper is now being switched to adult food as he as lost weight getting exercise playing with my boss’s kids. He is doing great with his re potty training and has wormed his way into his new owner’s hearts. I believe this was the best choice for Cooper and happy he is in a loving home and that he found a home so soon after his shelter stay. A rescue success!

Since I am sharing my rescue success story about my friends dog I thought it was only appropriate to finished this post with a tribute to my departed friend. After seeing her obituary in the paper I needed to do a proper tribute to her as she so deserved that.

Here is what the paper said: Meyer, Susan (Nee Lipovsek ) Passed away Monday, January 13, 2014, age 67years. Dear sister of George (Karen) and John Lipovsek. Dear friend of JoAnn Stancer. Also survivied by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Private services were held.

Here is my tribute:

Picture from way back in the day.

Picture from way back in the day.

Susan J Meyer

4/14/46 – 1/13/14

Susan Jane Meyer of Greenfield, WI passed away 1/13/14 during a hospital stay for COPD. Sue worked for Allis Chalmers until they closed from there she traveled the US and Europe. She spend a few years in Texas where she met her beloved dog Bucky. Sue had a love for animals as it showed when she worked in various Veterinary Hospitals helping the client’s pet’s and then rescuing several dogs and cats that nobody else wanted. I JoAnn had the privilege of meeting Sue at the first clinic I worked in after I graduated from Veterinary Technician school, this was back in June of 1990. From then a beautiful long friendship had started and we ended up working at three different clinics together. At the various clinics she became good friends with some of the other staff and clients which she continued to see after her time in the clinic was done, she always showed up for our monthly girls night out evenings where we got together with the gals we used to work with, some of those gals I still work with. During this time Sue was there for me during the loss of my mom and dad at such a young age. If I was to have a second mom I told her it would of been her, Sue never had children and she told me the same that if she was to have a daughter she would’ve wanted one like me. She told me so many times that my parents would’ve been proud of what I became. That meant the world to me. After being a Veterinary Assistant her last job was at American Family Insurance where she worked in the legal department for over 10 years. She retired from American Family when her health declined from COPD. Sue loved  to gamble and traveled to other states to gamble. Her favorite place to go was Las Vegas, Sue was the first person to invite me along with her on one of her trips to Vegas and showed me the ropes. We stayed at the Westward Ho and she invited me to the famous “HO-waiaan Luau and Dinner, it was a time I will never forget. Sue loved Arizona and had hopes to retire there those dreams were cut short and she never made it there. She spend her time at her home in Greenfield with her animals. Sue was preceded in death by her mother and father, her animals Missy, Bucky, Pepper, Bicky, Josie, Elliott, Raymond, Stewie, & Oscar Meyer. She left behind her 2 brothers George and John, nephews, grand nephews and nieces as well as her dog Cooper who will miss hanging with his momma each and every day. God Bless you Sue may you be pain free caring for all the animals over the rainbow bridge. Sue’s ashes along with her animals will be spread on my property as well as some will be going to Vegas where she can forever pull the one arm bandit.

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Casey R. Chessie RIP 5/28/13

Tuesday my friend lost her Senior Rescue Dog. Dina adopted Casey as a senior dog, she only had a few years with him but from all the pictures and story’s she posted up you could tell she loved him and he loved her and together their life was complete. I wish more people would be like Dina and take a chance with a senior pet. They have so much to offer, they might not get to offer it for long but the time they do is well worth it. They teach us so much about life. All they want is someone to take care of them and treat them kindly and what they give back is so much more! The seniors need love too!

May the wind always be at your back, the sunshine in your face and may your legs run like there is no tomorrow. Peace my friend, shine bright tonight! Love you buddy and peace to your mom in the days, weeks, years ahead!

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I made this picture video for Dina so she could have all of Casey’s pictures all in one place. She took all these wonderful pictures and will have them forever in her heart.

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A Poem Dedicated to Senior Rescues
One By One
One by one, they pass by my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can’t run and play.
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.
A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can’t justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted away.
When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw thru the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.
You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.
I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.
And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.
*Leslie Whalen*