Bales And Banks~FitDog Friday

This last week the SS gang got to take a walk  run to the creek for some jolly ball fun. Glory is in the stage where she has to carry something around no matter how far away we go from home. She really wanted to haul her favorite piece of firewood but I made her leave that at home so she grabbed the jolly ball. Once we were at the creek Gambler took over possession of the ball and we did some exercise drills.

Gambler going up and down the creek banks with the jolly ball.

Glory getting the jolly ball and taking it for a run.

Gambler doing some drills on top of a hay bale.

Look at me up here!

Awe shucks, can we do some more?

Nellie being Nellie and finding stuff to eat instead of hanging with the gang.

Once back at home Gambler did some snow bank drills.

A fun day was had by all!

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Winter Isn’t Over Yet~Wordless Wednesday

So get your snow gear on!

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How To Stay Fit In Cold Temps~Fitdog Friday

How To Stay Fit In Cold Temps you ask the SS gang? They stay fit by playing with their outside toys when there is snow on the ground and it’s cold outside. When it is cold they don’t think about how cold it is because they are running around playing, chasing, retrieving but most of all playing keep away from the one who doesn’t have the toy. In cold conditions you need to do short periods of play and have them come in to warm up. If it was up to the SS gang they would stay out for as long as they can. You do need to be careful of slippery area’s when playing in the cold and snow.

Here are the pictures of the SS gang’s fun in the snow.

Nellie just loves the puller toy, she will play by herself with it. She will run around with it, she will flip it up and shake it, she will play footsie with it all burning calories as she plays.

Gambler wanted to play with the jolly ball and would race around to keep it away from the girls. Glory did manage to get the other jolly ball so she could have some fun too.

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FitDog Friday~Wet Wubba’s In The Snow & A Hay Bale

This week the gang finally got to get their Kong wet wubba’s out of storage and play with them again. We haven’t been doing much hunting nor exercising since deer hunting so I had this clever idea that we should play with the wubba’s and add a hay bale to the mix to add some strength and balance to their exercise regimen. Gambler and Glory were super excited, we have to walk a hundred yards to the marsh where the hay bale was and both were jumping up and down trying to grab the wubba’s that I had to hold above my head. Nellie was busy doing what she does best and was eating on a deer leg. She later brought her leg down to the marsh and joined us for some wubba fun.

Here are the pictures from our exercise/play session.

Wubba fun.

Let’s add in a hay bale.

More wubba running and playing.

Up on the hay bale, down off the hay bale.

More hay bale action.

Nellie joining in the fun.

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This Moment~See Beautiful

This winter has been a long cold one in Wisconsin. It’s been so cold I haven’t spent much time outside. I am a hermit when it comes to cold weather and I found out last Sunday on my walk around my property that I have been missing out on some real See Beautiful moments.

The real beauty I saw was in my furkids. Nellie, Gambler and Glory. In the outdoors with the natural sunlight and the beautiful surrounding of my property the real beauty of them was seen.

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Glory and momma Nellie.

Glory and momma Nellie.

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My favorite picture of the day, Nellie.

My favorite picture of the day, Nellie.

The pine trees in the background are trees that I planted back in 1998 when we bought the property. They have really grown into beautiful trees that make beautiful background for my pictures.

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Gambler and Glory

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Nellie

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The marsh and pond have a different look to it in the winter. A This Moment~See Beautiful look. I stood back in awe and just smiled at what I have produced all stemming from my foundation stud Norman, he gave me Nellie and Gambler and Nellie gave me Glory. Three souls that will be beautiful to me each moment of each day. I leave you with my favorite dog poem. This pretty much sums up my feelings on my furkids.

Just A Dog 

From time to time people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “That’s a lot of money for just a dog,” They don’t understand the distance traveled, time spent, or costs involved for “Just a dog.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “Just a dog.” Many hours have passed with my only company being “Just a dog,” and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought  about  by  “Just a dog.” In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “Just a dog” provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.

If you, too, think its “Just a dog,” you will probably understand phrases like “Just a friend,” “Just a sunrise,” or “Just a promise.” “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of “Just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. 

For me and folks like me, it’s not “Just a dog.” It’s an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. “Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday people can understand it’s not “Just a dog.” It’s the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “Just a man or woman.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “Just a dog,” smile, because they “Just Don’t Understand.”

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FitDog Friday~Neck Strengthening Tools

This past Sunday the SS gang went on a walk/run around our property. We finally didn’t have freezing temps and the weather was somewhat nice, the snow is melting so I thought I better get out and get some snow pictures before it is all gone. After our walk I decided we came across three neck strengthening tools that I wasn’t even aware of.

The first neck strengthening tool is a ball. It really has a dual purpose, Gambler carries it the whole time we are out and about so he is strengthening his neck muscles when carrying it and when he puts it down and picks it up again more strengthening. It also promotes the game of chase as the other dogs want the ball too so he runs away with his ball and they chase after him to try and get the ball for him. All in all exercise for them all.

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The second tool is sticks, the gang found tree limbs laying around so they thought they should pick them up and carry them around. If one dog picked one up the other dog thought they should have that stick too so then it was a game of tug o war with the stick working on not only strengthening the neck muscles but the whole upper body.

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The third tool is firewood, on our way back to the house Glory just happened upon a piece of firewood that she carried from the deck to the pasture so now she found it again and decided she needed to carry it back to the house getting in some strengthening exercise as she goes.

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So you can find stuff out in the environment to help out with your exercise program.

Nellie says phooie on exercise.

Nellie says phooie on exercise.

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FitDog Friday~Snowbank

We got more snow on Monday night and more snow to come today. We got maybe around 5 inches of powdery white stuff. The Sand Spring gang thought it was time to get some exercise out in the soft snow. Wednesday’s exercise was going up and over snow banks.  I would toss a ball or a stuffed animal over the snow bank and the gang would either run up and over the bank or jump over the bank. They would do whatever they could do to beat the other ones to the object. Here are our snowbank photos.

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