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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January has been declared “Get Fit with Your Pet” month.  Resolve to keep you and your pet healthy and fit for 2015.

 

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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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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~Exercise In The Snow

The Sand Spring gang finally got out to brave the freezing cold crunchy snow weather. We took a run down to the creek to see what was happening down there. We had to cross our marsh to get there. For their exercise I brought along 3 pink bumpers and threw them in the wide open so they had to go get them. Gambler and Glory would bring theirs back to me so I would throw  the bumpers farther so we eventually made it to the creek while they would run back and forth retrieving them. Nellie is not a fan of exercise so she would just stand on her bumper but she is also a bumper hog so she would run and steal someone else’s bumper and haul it back to her’s and create a pile. This made more work for me because I had to walk out of my way to go get them from her to throw again so I was getting exercise with them.

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Jumping over frozen creek.

Jumping over frozen creek.

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Nellie saying fooie on exercise, I go back to the house.

Nellie saying fooie on exercise, I go back to the house.

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Thursday Barks And Bytes

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The co-hosts for Barks And Bytes are Linda from 2browndawgs and Jodi from Heart Like A Dog.
The Barks:
Not too much going on around Sand Spring. It is still winter like here. The snow is crunchy and is hard on the dogs paws, it is still freezing cold here with high winds and still snow up to your bung hole. We did manage to get out this past Sunday and have some fun with the pink bumper. The dogs were super excited, the cold and crunchy snow didn’t bother them one bit.
Miss Glory
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The Gman
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Miss Nellie
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At times Nellie is still puppy like it is hard to believe this coming October she will turn 10.
The Bytes:
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A quick video of Glory and MK playing and Gman bombing the fun.
John was goofing around with the dogs Monday night (while I was out of town), first Gambler took his head and slammed it into Johns eyebrow while he was bending over to get a toy. Then Glory was screwing around doing turns and such and wacked him in the eyebrow again. This is the outcome that I saw when I came home Tuesday pm.
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Last but not least guess what photo shoot the gang had for a upcoming day in March?
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Wordless Wednesday~Pink Bumper And Snow

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