Wee Puppy Fitness~FitDog Friday

Today Pink Girl Puppy and Blue Boy Puppy will be turning 1 week old at 10:45 pm. The rest of the gang will need to wait until 12:00 am to turn a week old. In this week the wee puppy are already starting their fitness routine. After watching these guys I really think they have the hardest routines.

First off the were just born and need to learn to walk while having no site or no hearing. All they have is their sense of smell and touch to get around, with saying that they may have to go a long ways to get to mom. Mom gets up and moves around the whelping box so then the wee little ones have to crawl across the box to find mom.

Once by mom they have to crawl to find their spot, there spot may be a certain nipple or

just a snooze on their brother to cover up his junk so this isn’t a porn picture.

One is on the go again, if they aren’t nursing, sleeping they are on the move.

Then their nursing they are exercising their tail as they are wagging a mile a minute burning so many calories.

While nursing they are also strengthening their back leg muscles by having to push themselves up to the nipple, they are also using their front leg muscles to knead while they are nursing. The kneading action stimulates the milk letdown so they get to have milk.

Turning over and rolling over burns calories and gains strength in different muscles.

So you can see the wee puppies even know only a week old have to do so much to grow and be strong. Mom Glory is also doing her part even know she is probably loosing muscle mass because all she does is lay in her whelping box and take care of the puppies only going outside to potty and back in she is burning a ton of calories producing milk and nursing her wee puppies. I have been keeping her food dish filled and adding canned food to get her to eat it all and supplementing with protein bars so she can keep producing milk. It’s a rough life but as you can see from the picture Glory doesn’t mind at all taking care of all her and Thunders precious puppies.

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G Dynasty

Move over Duck Dynasty there’s a new kid in town. It’s G Dynasty!

He’s making kids at Lincoln Elementary School smile which in turn makes me smile.

This is what the kids did for our therapy session which was right before Memorial day. I just love to hear the kids giggle when they are dressing Gambler, then the kids have to try on the stuff themselves.

This last Friday I took a bunch of wigs and weird glasses.

I had to explain what a mullet was, the kids didn’t know what it was but the teacher said “my boyfriend had a mullet”.

Of course we had to have some mischief during our therapy visit. If your my friend on facebook you already know what is coming next, if your not my friend just search for JoAnn Stancer and you will find me, friend me and get a laugh every now and then.

Soooo Friday morning I took Gambler out to our hay field to run his blinds. The hay field is over 2 ft tall by now. I set out the blinds, went and got G, ran his blinds and then went back into the house for a couple of hours before we went to therapy. Time came and we went to therapy, the second boy was brushing Gambler and joking I said “I hope you don’t find any ticks on him”. The boy asked what ticks were so I told him they were little black bugs. All of a sudden the boy goes “what is this black thing on him” ? I look and by gosh it was a tick, it was attached so I had to pull it off. The boy stepped back and was looking at it really weird. The teacher heard us and came running over…..”I want to  see it, I never saw at tick before, I have a dog but don’t know what they look like”. I showed her then crushed it and was apologizing up and down that my dog had a tick on him in the class room. As I was talking to the teacher the boy said “I found another one, and another, and another” for a total of 6 ticks! He was really getting into finding them and was looking over Gambler with a fine tooth comb. His time with Gambler was up so the teacher told him he was done and had to go back to class but the boy didn’t want to leave he wanted to find more ticks. Note to self: self, don’t take Gambler running through the tall grass before therapy.

Gambler does such a great job at therapy he get’s to have Cherry Berry ice cream when he is done.

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This is a Blog Hop. Thanks to Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog Blog , Luna, a Dog’s Life , and My Brown Newfies for setting up this hop. Please go to any of the sponsoring blogs to find out who else has been mischievous.

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A Glorious Thank You To Thunder

Glory and I are back in WI after a very lovely stay with Thunder and his family from 2browndawgs. We can’t thank Linda, Jim, Thunder, Storm, Freighter and Nestle for such a warm welcome. Glory and I got to stay and hang out with them until Glory was done being bred by Thunder. It was such a great time, the dogs all got along great, Glory made herself at home and was a good house guest. I couldn’t be more please by how she acted. I wanted to get some pictures of Thunder and Glory together for the new puppy buyers so one day we went to the park to get some photos. Here are the photos that I took in no particular order. They had to be that far apart or there would of been some puppy making going on in public.

The swans, geese and a mallard wanted to join in on the photo shoot.

 

The baby goslings were so darn cute hopefully in 63 days we will have Glorious Thunder puppies. Everything went according to planned I can’t thank the Grabinski’s enough for opening their house to Glory and I as well as having their friend Cindy come over and help without her we couldn’t have gotten this done so thank you Cindy. 

We will know if this breeding took place in about a month when I will have a ultrasound done to confirm a pregnancy then if pregnant another month later we will hear the pitter patter of puppie feet. 

  

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

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{This Moment} See Beautiful With A FitDog Friday

 DON’T CRY OVER
THE PAST, IT’S GONE.
DON’T STRESS
ABOUT THE FUTURE,
IT HASN’T ARRIVED.
LIVE IN THE
PRESENT AND MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL.

Last December we got some sad news that the breeding we did with Glory didn’t take, you can read about it here. That sad day is in the past and we are moving on the the present and then the future with hopes of happy days ahead. Tomorrow we are headed to meet Glory’s boyfriend. Sending good thoughts Glory and Thunders way for a successful breeding, a healthy pregnancy and whelp and many bouncy happy burrheads to  share their lives with some really lucky peoples. We at Sand Spring Chesapeakes will be one of those lucky peoples as we will be keeping a puppy from this breeding. You can check out Thunder on 2browndawgs page.

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FitDog Friday~Training With Friends

Tuesday I posted up pictures of my friend Dana’s dogs while we were out training on the weekend. You can see them here. Today I will show you the training pictures I took of the SS gang from that day. John was running the dogs as Gambler has his first hunt test tomorrow and John will have to run him at the test while I am taking Glory to Michigan. I was out in the field throwing the mark. Both dogs are coming along great with their training even know it is early in the season. I hope Gambler has had enough training to pull off a pass this weekend. Good Luck Gman you can do it!

Gambler

Glory

Nellie

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

 

Yesterday we were at the Minnesota American Chesapeake Club annual fun day. It’s a day just for Cheasapeakes their owners and for friends to gather for a good time. There was a raffle and I put all my tickets in the buckets for the white bumpers so we can do longer marks and have the dogs see them better and of course I had to win the baby Avery teal bumper for the hopes of using it on a new puppy… Hint hint Glory and Thunder. 

  

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{This Moment} See Beautiful: Water Blinds~FitDog Friday

Last week we trained with our training group, it was a cold cloudy day so I didn’t take the camera out to get any pictures. Over the weekend thou it warmed up so I was able to take some pictures of John doing water blinds on our pond with Gambler and Glory. The pond temperature is probably in the 40’s so still not the warmest but our chessies don’t mind at all, they are water dogs and it has to be pretty darn cold for them not to go in the water. Each dog got three blinds then dried off really well.

First up was Glory.

Next was Gambler.

A blind is where we set out bumpers or ducks across the pond (the dogs don’t know where these are) use a whistle and hand signals to guide the dog in the straightest line possible to the bumper or duck. You sit the dog next to you in a heel position line the dog up and make sure their spine is lined up in the direction you want them to go along with their head. Once everything is lined up you say “back” and the dog takes off in hopefully a straight line. If the dog veers off a straight line by any amount you blow the whistle one time to get them to sit. Once they are sitting and looking at you you raise your arm up to give them the correct hand signal, which ever arm you raise up the dog must turn that way or that would be called a cast refusal. In the hunt test game you are only allowed so many cast refusals if it goes over that amount your dog fails. You can use as many casts as you need to but they all should be showing progress towards the blind. Once they get to the bumper or duck they pick it up and you call them back. They will then run in a straight line back to you, heel and deliver the item to hand.

Since I am late posting my post for today I have some big news to add I can’t wait until next weeks FitDog post so will share it now. It is FitDog Friday 2nd Anniversary over at Slimdoggy we love FitDog Friday and Slimdoggy as we get to share our fitness routine with the other hoppers, and learn how to keep the SS gang fit, learn all about nutrition and so much more. Last year on their 1st Anniversary the SS gang won their In The Hunt Award which we proudly display. This year Gambler won the award, he won the Class Clown Award (imagine that) and he will proudly display this award along side of the other one. Thank you FitDog Friday hosts for choosing Gambler!

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Here are my two favorite pictures from this day, they are my {This Moment} See Beautiful

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Nothing But Norman #82

Happy Saturday All!

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This is the picture of Norman’s head that I am using on my cards for Norman’s Kisses lipbalm and hand cream. It will be in color.

If you didn’t see the post Norman’s Kisses~Hand To Paw Cream and Chapstick you can see it here and be sure to enter the giveaway for some free homemade products.

We are joining Ruckus The Eskie and Earl’s World for Sepia Saturday.

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We are also joining The Pet Parade.

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