#FuelTheCure With Zuke’s Loving Life Contest & Fundraiser

Today we are joining Oz The TerrierSugar the Golden Retriever for their part in Zuke’s The Dog And Cat Cancer Fund. They are helping to spread the word by hosting a Loving Life Contest & Fundraiser. All I have to do is write a blog post about my dog loving life with #FuelTheCure in the post title. How easy is that! Very easy for me because Gambler is always loving life so it’s no problem to show him off and help raise money for the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund. Zuke’s will donate $5.00 for each blog post.

Gambler was loving life the weekend he got his first AKC Master Hunter pass. Here are some photos my friend Kim S took of him while out in the field doing what he does best, retrieving birds and loving life while doing it!

What do you think? Is Gambler loving life?

If you would like to #FuelTheCure check out the contest by stopping over to Oz’s or Sugar’s blog and join in the fun while helping raise money for a great cause.

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Wordless Wednesday~Master P

 

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Wordless Wednesday~HR Certificate

Glory’s new name:

HR UCH Sand Spring No Gut’s No Glory JH CGC

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FitDog Friday

 

 

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As you can see our FitDog Friday exercise this week was one day of hunt test training on land with Gambler and Glory. They are so happy the snow is gone so they can get back out and do what they love to do, retrieve ducks. The other day of training this week was again hunt test training but on water this time. Nellie got to join in on the exercise as we were at our house so she went along for the fun and exercise. Our pond is in the marsh so the marsh grass is much thicker than normal grass and longer so they get there work out running through it as well as swimming across the pond. They have to go in and out on the banks (sometimes they jump in and fly) so they really have to use their front shoulder muscles to get them in and out of the water on sloped banks. Great exercise all around and easy on their joints.

Nellie was first:

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Glory was next:

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Last was Gambler:

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They don’t mind exercising when they are doing something they love.

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Monday Mischief~Metals

This weekend we had a good kind of Mischief. Once again we were at a hunt test. This hunt test was a UKC HRC test hosted by Muddy Water’s Hunting Retrieving Club. It was held by Steven’s Point, WI at the Mead Wildlife

Glory was entered in Started, which I ran her and Gambler was entered in Seasoned, John ran him. Gambler’s first test was land, he had a double with a diversion thrown after the second mark was brought back then he had a blind. He did excellent on everything even listened to John on the blind. He then went on to water where he had a walk up then his 2 marks. After that was done then he ran a small channel blind and did another excellent job. He got his second seasoned pass.

Glory first test was water, she had 2 single retrieves on water. The first mark she went right in and brought the bird back. The second one she had a small amount of hesitation, she went to the left she went to the right looked at the decoys on the right then I was just about to resend her and then she jumped in and got her duck. The land was next and she had no problems at all. She got her first started pass.

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Sunday was another test day. Same scenario as Saturday.  Glory was entered in Started, which I ran her and Gambler was entered in Seasoned, John ran him. Gambler’s first test was land. It was a walk up then the blind then his double marks. The blind was a little harry, he wouldn’t listen once again at the end, he thought he could find the bird by himself. He had a couple refusals and the judge said he needs a clean water blind. Glory did most excellent on water. She jumped in twice and had no hesitation at all. I was very proud of her, is she coming around???? We will see. Her land was spot on too! She nailed her 2 land marks, didn’t stop short, didn’t over run them she was spot on! She received her second started pass on Sunday.

Gambler ran land first which was a walk up then the blind which he had trouble at the end of the blind again. He thought he knew where it was so he wasn’t taking John’s cast as well as he should of. The judge told John he could continue to the marks but he better show more control on his water blind to pass. His land double was good. He moved onto water and had to do the blind first which he showed more control and did the blind nicely, then there was a diversion and the 2 water marks. I didn’t get to see this test at all as it was in a small area with no place for me to hide so I stayed by the truck. I was listening to the whistle blows and thought he was having troubles on the blind again but I was wrong and he passed. He received his Hunting Retrieving title and I got wet.

Gamblers new name is: USJ HR U-CH Sand Spring Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner JH

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Getting ready for the COLD well water.

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The baptism!

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WOWEEEE that was cold but well worth it!

A big thanks to Muddy Waters HRC! This was our first time running our dogs on the Mead Wildlife grounds. We had a fabulous weekend, met some really nice people, the club members, the judges everyone made it a great weekend. We will be coming back!

Please don’t forget to go to http://pheasantsforever.org/page/1/puppycontest_2013.jsp and vote for Glory. She isn’t doing to bad on votes.

Don’t forget also if you haven’t left a comment on my Rain Forest Coastal Labs Shampoo blog post last week go back and check it out and have a chance to win a sample of their shampoo by leaving me a comment. This contest will end Tuesday AM Aug 6th.

My blog friend PHE is in the cutest but caught contest also, stop on by and vote for her also.

She is one the destroyed couch with this caption: MOM…I promise, it wasn’t me! The other 3 are hiding. They just want you to think it was me!

 

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Monday Mischief ~Sticky Mouth

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Gambler, Gambler, Gambler is about all I can say……Yesterday we had another UKC HRC hunt test hosted by WISILL club. Gambler and I were running our second seasoned test today. It was a fair test the judges set up. Started out with a walk up, I shot at the bird, blew my whistle and Gambler sat there like a statue until I released him. Picked up the bird and came back where I took it from him. We continued up to the line where we had to start off picking up a water blind. I shot the shotgun to signal there was a blind to be run and he lined the blind across the pond with one whistle sit refusal when he got near the blind, I tried to sit him to cast him back to the blind but he “winded” in and didn’t sit and just went and grabbed the blind. It was a 32 yard blind through hopping water. Next was the double on water. He lined both marks and brought the birds back to me with no problems, on his way back with the last bird I had to shoot a diversion bird. He went and picked that up and I thought we were home free. Until the mischief began…….I told Gambler “out” to release the bird and he wouldn’t release the bird. I tried everything to get him to release, I got him up and moved him, I sat him down and tried again, I got up and moved again but he was locked tight on the bird. He wasn’t giving it to me. I finally had to manually open his mouth to get the bird out and since I did that he didn’t “deliver to hand” so we failed. What he did was what we call “sticky mouth” and it is a no no and you need to be on top of it before it gets out of hand. The only reason I would think Gambler did that was because he wanted to keep working and he is catching on that when he gets his birds he is done working and back to the truck so if he doesn’t give up the bird he thinks he is still out working, at least that is my thoughts on it.

On a much happier note and only a little mischief Glory and I passed her first started test. She has been having a issue with swimming out to long marks by not getting in or getting in swimming a few yards and coming back. She jumped in and got her short mark with no problems came back and on to birds number two which was a long mark. I lined her up, bird came out released her and she went to the side of me and was looking down the bank to see if she could get there another way, I rehealed her and send her again and she went only two feet, I then said “fetch it up” and she jumped in and swam right to the mark and brought it back. She passed by the skin on her teeth. Time to work on more water work!

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This ‘N That Thursday

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Today we are joining 2 Brown Dawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!

This is what she has to say about the hop,

“A little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

“This ‘N That Thursday is for anything you want!  Maybe you want to post about unrelated topics, or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post, or you have awards to share, or you have one long post…anything goes!  So grab the button and join the hop!”

Sunday’s Hunt Test

This past Sunday we took Gambler and Glory up to Manitowoc Kennel Club’s spring hunt test. Gambler was running AKC Senior’s and Glory was running AKC Junior’s.

This is how Gamblers test went down in Gamblers words:

A field trial judge known for his hard hunt test set up’s was judge for the test so mom let John run me because she didn’t want to mess up and wanted a pass. The first land series was a double, dead bird (memory bird) first thrown from the right 75 yard’s then flier from left 110 yard’s. I was fixed on flyer station then 2 black birds went past so I didn’t see the first bird down. I pegged the flyer then John lined me up for memory on a wing and a prayer I went out and pegged that one (and they thought I didn’t see it). I one whistled land blind on way back from blind a diversion bird went over my head. I went and picked that up no problem. The honor was great, I got called back for the water series. On to water. Water was right bird first on land, flyer to left on water my bird only went 5 feet from shore, I ran the bank jumped in and grabbed it…for the other dogs it went across pond so they had to swim. John turned and said to the judges “that was a cheaty mark, I don’t know any dog that wouldn’t of done what he did”. I then went after the memory bird then a feather caught my attention so I got off line as I swam to the feather then a fish jumped so I  looked at that then I  got handled to bird and stepped on it. The blind was out past a point then on land. I had a 10 whistle hack job but did the job. Then I came back pegged my mom and wouldn’t listen….after John took the bird from me he was trying to get me to sit and put the leash on me and I wouldn’t have none of it. I kept staring at mom and then couldn’t take it anymore I ran away from john and right up to my mom and gave her a big wet hug..luckily I was the last dog…I got my second pass!

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John handled Glory in her AKC Junior hunter test. She needed to do 2 single retrieves on land and then 2 single retrieves on the water. They did a great job. I was worried about Glory on the water as she has been getting confused on entering the water (I will release her, she runs to the water, jumps in and then comes back out and stares at me) so was a bit nervous if she was going to go in or not. She  ended up doing just that on the first water mark. John said he thought she was confused because the judge yelled out her number and John released her and she acted like she broke and she realized it and needed to come back until sent from John. Regardless he resent her and she jumped in got the bird and came back. Second mark went much better and she got her second Junior pass.

Some pictures of Glory’s water series.

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Naughty Dogs

I could wait till Mischief Monday to post up these photos but I’m quite sure I will have more photos for that day. I went outside one day and this is what I saw.

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I’m thinking I found the culprit that likes to haul my dishes outside. Miss Glory!

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Besides Glory hauling out tupperware outside Gambler decided to haul a pillow outside and proceeded to de-stuff it! Naughty, Naughty….and here I am taking photos of naughty boy instead of yelling at him!

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Gambler feels the need to pick up any clothes laying around and carry them around. John took off his sweatshirt when got home from work and Gambler picked it up and ran around with it roo’ing. So John put it on him because that must have been what Gambler wanted! Glory thought he looked really odd and didn’t quite know what was going on. Silly boy!

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