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!”

I was going to wait until Norman passed to start a day of remembrance for him by posting up a picture of him once a week and dedicate that day to my soulmate. After some thinking about it I decided why wait, I need to start his day this week. I have been taking pictures of him and plan on taking as many as I can while he is still with us so I might be able to dedicate a day a week to him for many years to come. After talking to a blog friend when I was feeling low and tossing around what I was going to call his day she came up with “Nothing But Norman”. I love it so a big thanks and hugs go out to Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for coming up with the name of  Norman’s day. The name may change one day but for now it will stay. Here is the picture I came up with for the badge of his day. This picture was taken when he was at our trainers many moons ago (I believe back in 2003) I wanted a picture for his stud dog ad and this is what I got. This picture is on the door of my truck advertising Sand Spring and it was also picked as the breed profile picture of a Chesapeake on the Westminster Kennel Club website.  If I knew how to make a badge I would make a badge. Maybe one of you other clever bloggers could let me know how to make a badge. A big thank you also goes out to Linda at 2browndawgs for resizing it for me so it can be placed on my sidebar and still be able to read the writing on it. I thank both you gals for being so willing to help me out when I have blog questions.

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Whatcha think? Norman’s day will be Saturday’s since I’m not doing a blog hop on Saturday and Saturdays were when we would most likely go hunting, training with our friends or went to hunt tests.

I dedicate Saturday’s to “Nothing But Norman”

You all know that Norman was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on June 5th. This past week a fellow chessie owner contacted me because another blogger and friend Tina at Misty Shores Chesapeakes gave her my link to the post I wrote about Norman having Osteosarcoma. Paulette over at Cape Cod Browndogs found out last week that her 11.5 year old female Chessy named Scout has Osteosarcoma also. She started a blog to write about her girl so she will have a remembrance of their time together until the end. I am glad she started a blog as I think it will be very therapeutic for her. I know writing about Norman and showing off his pictures to my blog friends has really helped me cope with what I am going through. If you have a moment hop on over and say hi and let her know you are there for her and Scout.

 Another Award

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Leah and Kirby over at Kirbysdawgblog so graciously gave me another award. I can’t thank them enough, what a really cool award.  I’m sure I am really far away from 50,000 hits but it’s very cool nonetheless. One day, one day baby I will be there.

The MY FAVOURITE THINGS AWARD was created by yours truly to celebrate a milestone of mine. That milestone would be fifty thousand hits to my blog. That’s right… fifty thousand big ones! Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO!!!
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The rules to accepting this award are to thank the Blogger for Giving you this award and give a link to their blog, Post the award on to your blog, Name 6 of your favorite things, and finally pass it on to as many Bloggers as you want.
So here are my 6 favorite things:

1. Hugging Norman, Nellie, Gambler & Glory

2. Hunting with Norman, Nellie, Gambler & Glory

3. Taking pictures of Norman, Nellie, Gambler & Glory

4. Writing about Norman, Nellie, Gambler & Glory

5. Friday night fish fry’s in WI

6. Sunday night suppers with my brother’s family

I would like to pass this award on to these lovely bloggers:

mistyshoreschesapeakes

prayingfortheday

Dogsandpawz

oztheterrier

terriertorrent

And a little of that:

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MK thinks she is a dog and loves to play with their favorite little pheasant toy. This toy is as big as MK and she picks it up and carries it around. You can’t tell from this picture how big it is but it is big.

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See how big the toy is now?

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You best stay away from that trap little kitty. MK is giving that trap some of her own jaw action!

So that wraps it up for today, why don’t you hop on over to 2 Brown Dawgs see what their up to and grab the badge and join the hopping fun!

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