Nothing But Norman #62

Happy Saturday All!

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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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We are also joining The Pet Parade.


Nothing But Norman #43

Happy Saturday Everyone!

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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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Follow-Up Friday/{This Moment} See Beautiful-Canada

We are joining Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for Follow-Up Friday.

Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.


FUF Co-Hostess is another chessie owner who has 3 beautiful chessies that are training and running hunt tests just like my crew is. Hop on over and say hi to Thunder, Storm and Freighter from 2browndawgs, while your there say hi to Linda too.

Black And White Sunday

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Hi Y’all!

What’s with the mustache? What’s the big secret?

Norman wanted to impersonate a cowboy and Glory was telling Grandpa he looked silly.

Monday Mischief~Metals


Congrats on Gambler’s title. I just knew he could do it! Channel blinds are always difficult for our doggies. Hooray for Glory and congrats! Maybe she is figuring out that hunt tests are FUN!

We are lucky enough to have a friend who has a bunch of channel ponds lined up so we have been practicing on them a lot. Yes I think Glory might just be figuring it out. She was super excited in the holding blind wanting to get around it and check out the action so hopefully we are on the turning point.


Congrats on the new titles! However, if getting cold spring water over your head is the reward for a job well done…..not sure I’d want to keep trying ;-)

Having Gamblers seasoned was well worth the well water! The HRC people figure we make our dogs go in the water no matter what the temperature is so if they title it is pay back time!

Tuesday’s Tail




Chesapeake Bay Retriever Rescue of WI, Appleton, WI

Wordless Wednesday

A couple out take photos from our picture taking day getting ready for Tasty Tuesday’s 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop on August 13.




This ‘N That Thursday


My Friend Oz The Terrier wrote Norman his very own Limerick, it made me cry, it was so beautiful and I will cherish it forever, if you missed it you can see it here. I will proudly display his badge on my blog.

Again I want to congratulate Taryn from A Tail of Two Cardis for winning the Rain Forest Coastal Labs Shampoo.

Please don’t forget to go to and vote for Glory. She isn’t doing to bad on votes.

My blog friend Phe is in the cutest but caught contest also, stop on by and vote for her also. Her mom is Lisa from Dogs N Pawz who is hosting this blog hop today. Hop on over to the cutest but caught contest and give Phe a vote.

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I’m doing my first blog hop combined post today so here is Blog Hop # 2

{This Moment} See Beautiful-Canada

This is my first {This Moment} See Beautiful post. I hope you all enjoy it.


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See Beautiful is hunting with my soulmate and watching the sunrise in Sasketchewan Canada. There is beauty in the sky and beauty in the brown dog sitting by my side enjoying the moment with me!

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{This Moment} See Beautiful is a once a month Blog Hop, every 2nd Friday of the month. simply create a blog post that made your day, week, and/or month … inspiring you in Seeing Beauty. Blog Hop inspired by See Beautiful.

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