Nothing But Norman #87

Happy Saturday All!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Norman wasn’t too impressed to have to wear a wig but he did and this is one of my all time favorite pictures of him.

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

Nothing But Norman #62

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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

We are joining Ruckus The Eskie for Sepia Saturday.

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Nothing But Norman #43

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More edited pictures by Nichole from Alred Photography.

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This picture of Norman with this beautiful pheasant was taken on a pheasant farm hunt I went on with Norman a few years ago. I think he looks so regal holding that bird. The reflection photo is my favorite. I am so blessed to have these wonderful photos to look at and share my memories with you.

Now time to join Ruckus The Eskie for our Sepia Saturday post.

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When Norman was a wee little lad we had 2 pet Raccoon’s Balky and Bigalow. He grew up with these guys and loved them as the coon loved to play with him. They all got along great. The coon would know the difference between Norman and other dogs that came by, they would growl and hiss when strange dogs would come by but not when Norman came by.

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Nothing But Norman #42

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More edited pictures from my friend Nichole from Alred Photography.

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Without Norman I wouldn’t have this wonderful family.

If Tears Could Build a Stairway

 

If tears could build a stairway,

and memories a lane.

I would walk right up to Heaven

And bring you back again.

 

No farewell words were spoken.

No time to say “Goodbye”.

You were gone before I knew it.

and only God knows why.

 

My heart still aches with sadness.

and secret tears still flow.

What it meant to love you-

No one can ever know.

 

But now I know you want me

to mourn for you no more:

To remember all the happy times,

life still has much in store

 

Since you’ll never be forgotten,

I pledge to you today-

A hollowed place within my heart

is where you’ll always stay.

Now for my Sepia Saturday photo brought to you by Ruckus The Eskie.

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Norman and Brooke at the lake.

We are also joining up with The Pet Parade

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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!  

 

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Nothing But Norman #40

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Here are some more edited photos by my friend Nicole from Alred Photography. If anyone would like her to edit some photos for them she will make 5 edits for $10.00. To contact Nicole you can email her at ThatGirlsStuff@yahoo.com or you can message her on Facebook by clicking here.

The first photo is the original. This is my most favorite photo I took of Norman on my trainers property when Norman was around 2-3 years old. This photo is the same one that is on the Westminster Kennel Club website on the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed profile page.

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I cried when I saw this next photo as he is my shinning star looking out for me from up above.

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Nichole sent me this photo and said it was her favorite out of all of them but there was something missing in it. I thought to myself what could be missing this is beautiful.

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Then she showed me this photo and the tears were pouring. Absolute beautiful. What a beautiful job.

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Thank to Ruckus The Eskie for hosting this great Sepia Saturday Blog Hop!

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Thank’s to the co-host for hosting this great hop.

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Nothing But Norman #37

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This past week I got a email from one of Nellie’s puppy buyer’s (Norman’s grandson) from her and Tiny’s 2009 litter. They bought a male puppy and named him Junior. Junior lives in Iowa and is lucky enough to live in a hunting household that also owns a hunt club and he is the designated pick up dog for the hunts. The past two weeks he has been hunting hard and has retrieved 180 snow geese. What a life, every hunting dogs dream.

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This is what Junior’s owner says: We shot over 180 birds the last two weeks. He was the only dog in the field. He is so awesome. he had some blind retrieves that blew my mind, over the terrace’s and down the hill, then he would appear with the bird. You guys would be so proud of him!! I swear a couple of the guys fell in love with him. We joked that we should not leave JR and them alone in the same room!!!

Getting emails like this makes me so happy. So glad Junior is living the life and that his owners love him to pieces. This all wouldn’t of happened without Grandpa Norman to start out the family tree.

Now on to Sepia Saturday with our host Ruckus The Eskie.

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Norman snow goose hunting in Sepia along with daughter Nellie and granddaughter Pearl.

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May You Always Have an Angel by Your Side

May you always have an angel by your side

Watching out for you in all the things you do

Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days

Finding ways for your wishes and dreams to come true

Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun

Giving you the strength of serenity as your guide

May you always have love and comfort and courage

And may you always have an angel by your side

Someone there to catch you if you fall

Encouraging your dreams

Inspiring your happiness

Holding your hand and helping you through it all

In all of our days, our lives are always changing

Tears come along as well as smiles

Along the roads you travel, may the miles be a thousand times more lovely than lonely

May they give you gifts that never, ever end: someone wonderful to love and a dear friend in whom you can confide

May you have rainbows after every storm

May you have hopes to keep you warm

And may you always have an angel by your side

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Angel Norman is with me always, I wouldn’t have it any other way! Have a great weekend all!

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I’m also joining in today The Pet Parade.

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Hosted by: Rascal and RoccoJan’s Funny Farm, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking 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!  

Nothing But Norman #36

Happy Saturday Everyone!

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It’s spring time now so I thought I would share some spring pictures of Norman today.

One of my favorite flowers. Blanket flowers.

One of my favorite flowers. Blanket flowers.

Love moss roses!

Love moss roses!

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Now for my Sepia Saturday picture. Thank you Ruckus The Eskie for hosting this blog hop.

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Moss roses in sepia.

Moss roses in sepia.

My Memory Garden

My memory garden,

Where I meet you each day.

And tell  you all my secrets,

That to no one else I could say.

There is this lovely path where we walk hand in hand,

And I tell you about the pups and make tomorrows plans.

My garden is well kept and cared for everyday,

I want it always to be pleasant for this is where I meet you each day.

There will be no one to disturb us and the flowers are your kind,

For this beautiful garden is a place found only in my mind

Here is a fun spring like video of Norman when he was 11 years old playing with his pink bumper. He still had the moves as a old guy.

 

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Peace!

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