Wordless Wednesday~The SS Gang

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Black And White Sunday~Hurricane Nellie

She didn’t get her name HRCH Sand Spring Hurricane Nellie SH for nothing, at 10 she is still causing a hurricane.

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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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Monday Mischief~Luring Geese

This past Saturday we went to a graduation party at our trainers place. We took the dogs with us since it was a all day affair. The dogs needed a potty break so we walked up to the upper pond to potty, play, swim and get into some mischief.

Once we got there this is what we seen…..

A family of geese.

A family of geese.

And then we seen this……

A whole bunch of families.

A whole bunch of families.

There had to be over 50 babies, it was just to much excitement for the Gman he had to go check them out taking Glory with to get into mischief……

I called and called to have them come back, Glory turned and came back……

I'm a good girl, I listen.

I’m a good girl, I listen.

Gambler finally coming back in.

Gambler finally coming back in.

The gander heading back to his family.

The gander heading back to his family.

Finally got the gang back on shore…….

Since the dogs were back on shore the gander joined his family again……

When you have retrievers who are bird motivated it’s hard to keep them from chasing waterfowl in the water. If younger when doing this they will swim and swim until they are tired. Older dogs with better recall you can call them off of the bird. Nellie was the non mischief maker as she hung out on shore while the two mischief makers went on their way.

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This is a Blog Hop. Thanks to Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog Blog , Luna, a Dog’s Life , and My Brown Newfies for setting up this hop. Please go to any of the sponsoring blogs to find out who else has been mischievous.

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Wordless Wednesday~Dueling Jumps

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FitDog Friday

 

 

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As you can see our FitDog Friday exercise this week was one day of hunt test training on land with Gambler and Glory. They are so happy the snow is gone so they can get back out and do what they love to do, retrieve ducks. The other day of training this week was again hunt test training but on water this time. Nellie got to join in on the exercise as we were at our house so she went along for the fun and exercise. Our pond is in the marsh so the marsh grass is much thicker than normal grass and longer so they get there work out running through it as well as swimming across the pond. They have to go in and out on the banks (sometimes they jump in and fly) so they really have to use their front shoulder muscles to get them in and out of the water on sloped banks. Great exercise all around and easy on their joints.

Nellie was first:

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Glory was next:

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Last was Gambler:

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They don’t mind exercising when they are doing something they love.

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Please enjoy our FitDog Friday Blog Hop brought to you by SlimDoggy and our co-hosts Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love. Join the Hop or just enjoy the links below – lots of fun fitness tips and advice!

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FitDog Friday~Open Water With See Beautiful~Glory Girl

FINALLY! The weather has broke, the freezing cold and snow has disappeared and the pond opened up! The SS gang was happy to see the open water when we took our walk to the pond last weekend. They all jumped in and started swimming around like they never saw water before. Glory would jump in swim to other side, get out and jump in again. She was having so much fun. They didn’t need anything to entertain them or to get them to swim but I did throw a stick a time or two to give them some retrieves. Swimming is a really great exercise to keep dogs fit. It is especially great on dogs with arthritis or recovering from a surgery as they don’t have the constant pounding on hard ground as they do when they walk/run or jump on land.

Here are the pictures from our day at the pond.

My eyes, my eyes she splashed water in my eyes.

My eyes, my eyes she splashed water in my eyes.

So excited the water is open.

So excited the water is open.

Sister Glory keeps jumping in for no reason.

Sister Glory keeps jumping in for no reason.

Another jump in.

Another jump in.

Water in my ear!

Water in my ear!

Gambler let's jump in again, this is great exercise.

Gambler let’s jump in again, this is great exercise.

Cannon Ball.

Cannon Ball.

We love to retrieve sticks.

We love to retrieve sticks.

Flying Glory.

Flying Glory.

Splash!

Splash!

 

Can I help you with your stick or three.

Can I help you with your stick or three.

Nellie trying to walk on water to cut Glory off to get to the stick faster.

Nellie trying to walk on water to cut Glory off to get to the stick faster.

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My American Girl~Glory Girl
I am truly blessed to See Beautiful not only This Moment but every moment of the day when I look at My American Girl, Glory Girl. She brings so much beauty to my life. She is full of life and doesn’t have a care in the world. She knows how to wiggle her butt to make me smile when I am sad. She knows how to make me laugh when I am down. She is the sweetest girl that gets sweeter each day. I am blessed to have a good friend that loves to do photography and knows how to do more advance edits to photos then I could ever imagine. In the next blog posts if you see some really stunning photos chances are Nichole from Alred Photography edited them. Her work as been featured in a Marine Magazine down in Alabama. Thank you Nichole for adding beauty to my photos. 
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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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Today is also National Pet Day
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Wordless Wednesday~Tongue Action

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