Nothing But Norman #79

Happy Saturday All!

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This was from one of our hunts at Pheasant Creek Hunt Club. My friend Lynn was shooting and I was taking pictures. She is a guide at the hunt club with her pointers. I got to let Norman and Nellie get a few birds that day. I just love the first photo I’m going to show it in color too so you can see the beauty of the rooster pheasant in color.

Guess you really can’t see the color since I resized the photo. Norman used to point the birds before he flushed them. He was just a clown sometimes he would pounce on them like a mouse.

Once again Norman has come back to me. My best friend got me this set of glasses for Christmas. I thanked her for including Norman and she said “he will always be part of the family”. Thank you Amy, I love them!

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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Mischief Monday~Two Mischief’s In One Day

While we were out for some exercise the other day before the deep freeze the gang and I was walking through the pasture to get back home when all of a sudden Nellie stopped, put her nose to the ground and started sniffing the dirt. Of course you can’t do anything without the Gman noticing so off he ran to see what Nellie was doing.

I better see what is in here.

Nellie, if you find a mouse hole you need to check it out.

Nellie, you dig a bigger hole so you can see the mouse.

Hello Mr. Mouse…..are you in there?

Gambler dug to china and no mouse, must of been a old hole.

Next mischief was went we went to feed the pheasants, of course Gambler has to scour the garden in hopes to find his friend the pheasant.

Lookie, lookie what I found in the garden!

I will get you Miss Pheasant!

The pheasant is gaining air.

You can’t fly faster than I can run.

And the slip, the pheasant got the best of Gambler and flew off.

Better luck next time Gman, guess you better be sharper than the pheasant.

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Black And White Sunday~The Gx2 & N Team Pheasant Hunting

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

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FitDog Friday~Pheasants For Marks

First off to our host at FitDog Friday Blog Hop:

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This past weekend we decided to use all our pheasants we had left in the pen. This time we didn’t let the dogs hunt’em up like they did all winter (which is what pheasant hunting is about). This time we set up a mock hunt test and used the pheasants as live flyers. Once again John was out in the field shooting a double with the pheasants, there was a blind set up also. I was handling the gang. All three dogs got to have some training.

Nellie was first:

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Second was Glory:

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Third was Gambler:

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They all did very well. I was super happy with Gambler as he had his double then John shot a single which I let go as a poison bird (he was told no bird and wasn’t able to pick up that bird) and ran a blind, after the blind then he went back and picked up the mark.

Whatcha doing Gman?

Whatcha doing Gman?

You got a feather in your mouth.

You got a feather in your mouth.

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We had a great training day. If the weather would just say nice and warm so we can continue getting some training in for the upcoming hunt tests.

Stop back tomorrow to find out what one of Norman’s daughters accomplished.

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Sand Spring Chesapeakes is joining the Pet Parade also this week!

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Hosted by: Rascal and RoccoJan’s Funny FarmBasil the Bionic CatBarking From The Bayou and Love Is Being Owned By A Husky.

Here is what Love Is Being Owned By A Husky (Jenna along with Melissa from Barking From The Bayou are the new co-hosts)  says about the hop: So please feel free to link up and party with us! 
Parade you fav pet photo’s , stories , ANYTHING you want! The only rule is . . . .
There are no rules!
And that’s the way we like it! Who needs rules at a party anyhow?
BUT it is always a good idea to link back to your hosts, and maybe even give them a follow!

Also, this hop consists mostly of kitties , there are a couple doggies that are involved, but the majority are kitties, so one of the reasons Melissa and are now co hosting is to let you all know that this hop is DOG FURIENDLY as well!  

FitDog Friday~Pheasant Fitness

Our FitDog fitness this week was 2 days of Pheasant Fitness. We still have some pheasants in our pens so we thought since it was a nice weekend we should put some pheasants out and let the dogs get in some pheasant hunting while staying fit. The dogs of course were so excited that they finally got to get out and do a little hunting. It’s been a long cold snowy winter here so not much hunting going on for the SS gang.

Nellie burning rubber to get to the marsh.

Nellie burning rubber to get to the marsh.

Coming out of the tall grass.

Coming out of the tall grass.

Taking a breather.

Taking a breather.

I think I smell a bird.

I think I smell a bird.

I think it is in here.

Glory’s turn. I think it is in here.

Mom it really is in here.

Mom it really is in here.

Told you!

Told you!

Gambler had the most fitness as his bird got away.

Gambler had the most fitness as his bird got away.

Still has energy to jump into the grass.

Still has energy to jump into the grass.

Still going strong.

Still going strong.

So happy to be out and about getting fit.

So happy to be out and about getting fit.

Since it is spring now, training season is right around the corner so keeping fit will be happening more often around here.

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Thursday Barks And Bytes

BB3 I am happy to be joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for their very first Thursday Barks And Bytes blog hop.

For my Barks today I will share some photos from a pheasant hunt we did at Sand Spring Chesapeakes. I still have pheasants that I raised this spring in pens. The winter weather has been hard on them and on their pen. Their pen doors froze shut with the ice storm we had so I had to kick the door in to open it to water them so I decided it was time to have a little hunt so I didn’t have so many to take care of. It also let the dogs have some fun in the middle of winter when no hunting is going on. I asked my nephew Joey if he wanted to join in and of course he jumped at the chance so here is our hunt. Each dog was to get 4 pheasants a piece but we ended up only getting 11 of the 12 birds. Great time was had by all.

Nellie was first up on the hunt.

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Miss Glory was next up.

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Gambler was the last dog up, he got to hunt with Glory. I knew he would get to retrieve birds since he is faster than Glory but we needed both dogs out there as the birds got up and ran so we need more noses to find them.

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For my Bytes:

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Back in December Boingy Dog had a WagAware giveaway and I was lucky enough to win 2 WagAware pet charms. You can read about them from Boingy Dog here.

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I will be putting these charms on Gambler and Glory’s therapy dog collars. This is a great conversation starter on why one should adopt  a shelter dog or rescue one from a private organization. Thanks Boingy Dog!

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Wordless Wednesday~Pheasant Hunt With The Nephew

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