It’s A Bird, It’s A Squirrel, It’s Super Gman In The Tree

Up Close

Up Close


A bit further away


Way back

Gambler has no fear of heights and had no problem climbing the tree so I could take a photo. He did climb back down it and didn’t jump which I thought he might do since he is so crazy.

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Nothing But Norman #139

Happy Saturday All!

Nothing But Norman

Today’s photos are a flashback about 6 years ago when we went to the ACC Chessie weekend in Oregon, WI. I met Tom and Irene there along with their threevgirls Sophie, Willow and chessie Molly. A great friendship as come from that day.

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Here is a picture of Willow as Irene would say “bossing Norman around”. She had such a fun time walking Norman around and trying to get him to heel. He was so good with her.

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After the chessie weekend Tom asked me if I could bring Norman, Nellie and the baby ducks I was hatching out at the time to the school where he teaches third grade. He wanted me to show the kids what Norman and Nellie could do since they were trained in running hunt test competitions and knew how to listen to whistle commands and follow hand signals. I showed the kids what the dogs could do but the highlight was watching a baby duck crack out of it’s shell and then to hold the little fuzzy ducks that I brought along that were dry. The kids and dogs had a great visit.

On a sadder note, Norman welcomed another fine friend over the rainbow bridge. There have been just way to many passing’s lately. We would like to give our sympathy to Bev and Phil from down under in Australia that lost their beloved Forrest last week. It is never easy and doesn’t get any easier, just different in time. God Speed Forrest!

You can read about Forrest HERE.

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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.”

 *Author Unknown

Forrest’s mom has another blog where she takes beautiful photos of the surroundings in Australia. If you don’t follow her you can check her out HERE, the photos are just breath taking, she takes pictures of people, places, things and roos, many roos.

Go off and have a great weekend all!

A Little Of This And That

I want to start by shouting out a huge congratulations to the father of Glory’s puppies. Bear received his AKC Master Hunter title this past weekend. He is now known as Lzy Mtn Piper’s 3-D Brown Bear MH. Way to go Dennis and Bear!

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Dennis and Bear

Way back in January I did a blog post asking for votes on which picture of Gambler I should put on a koozie for an upcoming Chesapeake event I was having in April. I had that Chesapeake event so I can show you now the picture that had the most votes and how it turned out.

To see the pictures again you can read the post HERE.

The two pictures that had the most votes were these:

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#6

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I contact discountmugs.com as that is who I was going to use for the koozies. I uploaded both pictures and they said #2 black lines would possible run together and not be very clear, they said the color photo would work just fine so I went with #6.

To order the koozies was quite easy. It was all done online through their website. I had to pick what koozie I wanted, what color and then upload my photo. I then got to choose if I wanted one sided koozie or something on the back so I chose to write on the back of the koozie. I did everything made sure it was to my liking and hit sent. They made sure everything was right also and placed my order. I think I got my order in two weeks which I thought was a good time frame since I ordered 100 of them. I was very happy with their service and product.

Now for the koozie….

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I would use this company again.

I had these koozies made to give each person that came to the American Chesapeake Club WI Chessie Fun Day held at my house on April 23, 2016. I am the new regional director for the ACC WI so this was my first annual event. It was a fun day for people and their chessies. I will post up the fun day later.

Blue on the left, white on the right.

Blue on the left, white on the right.

I leave you today with a photo of the criminals, they will be 11 weeks old this Saturday. Blue is on the left and white is on the right. I’ve been calling them Guilty and Not Guilty.

Have a great day!

Gamchops Are Here

Last Wednesday April 20, 2016 the Gamchops arrived. Choptank had 8 healthy puppies. 5 girls and 3 boys. All are doing very well. Chopper is from Sauerkraut Chesapeakes in Felch, MI you can follow them on Facebook by clicking HERE.

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Here are pictures of the Gamchops one week old.


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I can’t wait to watch these little guys grow up.

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Rufus Tuesday’s Tales

The gentle giant.

The gentle giant.

Look at Rufus the gentle giant playing with my puppy blue girl. A first hand look at how sweet this 18 month old rescued Newfie is. I got the privilege of meeting Rufus this past weekend at the ACC WI Chessie Fun Day that I hosted. This guy hung around many peeps adult and children. He met many dogs adult and puppies. You couldn’t have asked for a nicer boy. He was happy to just hang out and get pets from everyone. He also made his way down to the pond and took a dip in the pond to cool off on the beautiful warm day we had.

Some photos from the fun day:

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Rufus even swims.

Rufus is up for adoption through CRROW – Chesapeake Retriever Rescue Of Wisconsin. Here is what CRROW says about Rufus:

My name is Rufus and I am a silver/taupe Newfoundland. I was surrendered to Chessie Rescue of WI by my family because I was too big and energetic.

I am currently enrolled in a training program to receive a thorough evaluation of my training needs. I will not be available for adoption until after April 30th at the earliest.

So far this is what we have found out about Rufus:

  • Rufus LOVES attention and is very smart. He loves to be in the middle of things and gets bored quickly.
  • Rufus likes most dogs but does not have proper play methods. Rufus gets too exuberant and because of his size he can hurt his playmates. We are working on this.
  • Rufus has displayed some food aggression towards other dogs which is why he was surrendered. We are working on this.
  • Rufus will require
    • experienced Newfie or other working breed owners
    • a fenced yard
    • brushing multiple times a week if not daily for awhile
    • frequent grooming appointments for trimming which may exceed $100/appointment.
  • Rufus is a handsome boy with a great personality but he will require a commitment to training and socialization.

If you are interested in me, please complete an adoption application for Rufus.
Visitations can be arranged after you have a completed and approved application.

You can contact Sue for more information:

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Email: Sue
Phone 920-427-4295

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Mega Explosion

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For the past couple of weeks this is how I felt and then Gman makes it real! Things should be getting back to normal for me now that my ACC Chessie Fun day event is concluded and now that we laid Grandma to rest yesterday I should be able to get back on track with blogging and catching up with all my friends blogs. Thanks for being patient with me I will be by visiting.

Up To My Eyeballs….

In Snow…

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Theo aka “yellow” is having a blast in the Colorado snow. That top photo is just precious, I had to share it with you all.

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Lime Green Girl

Lime Green Girl went to her forever home this past Saturday. She is going to live in IL with a hunter so a dream come true for that little girl. It’s funny how things turn out, as Tony was talking to us he said he had friends that live on the lake near us and asked if when he comes up to visit his friends if he can bring Brandy over. Yes by all means bring her over, we so love to follow where and what our pups are up to and love to see them as adults. What a small world.

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Lime will now be called Brandy. She did a excellent job retrieving the bumper and then checking out the pheasant. She was introduced to the gun fire and she could of cared less about the noise, all she was interested in was the pheasant. Must of been all those noise makers in the basement!

Good luck little Brandy I can’t wait to meet you when your an adult.

Here I Am

On Saturday’s Nothing But Norman #138 post you read about my Grandma Bradley’s life and passing. If you didn’t get a chance to read it and would like to you can read it here.

I ask you in this family grand kid photo if you could pick me out.

See if you can pick me out. I was the third oldest grand kid.

See if you can pick me out. I was the third oldest grand kid.

easyweimaraner: Are you the girl in the bright pink sweater half covered by the kid in the bright blue sweater?

cape cod brown dogs: Oh I think you are in the back left in the red sweater as I can see a bit of a smile coming on.

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I’m the one to the right of the flag in the white shirt, glasses and big hair. 

I want to thank everyone who left such sweet comments on this blog and on my facebook page. Going through life’s ups and downs goes so much smoother with the help from your friends. I am blessed to have so many friends that are here for me!

Peace to all and now go clean your house and purge everything so your kids/grandkids don’t have a ton of stuff to go through when you pass. That is my words of wisdom today as I have spent the last three days cleaning out Grandma’s house that she lived in for the past 30 years and never threw anything out. It’s cool to see the hidden treasures beyond the empty candy containers but really one can throw out empty containers. 🙂