It’s A Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Had to pass this along!

Have a great hump day!

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Home Goods Now At chewy.com #chewyinfluencer

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Have you heard the big news at Chewy.com? They now carry home goods and a ton of them at that!

For instance they carry many different styles of doormats, like the Apache Mills Masterpiece Woof Woof Door Mat 18 x 30 in.

The doormat is pretty enough to use inside or can be used outside. What makes this doormat unique is that it is eco friendly meaning it was made with old scrap tires.

Hey Ma what’s this mat made of?

Chewy.com description:

Welcome pets and their humans into your home with the Apache Mills Masterpiece Woof Woof Doormat. Made from old scrap tires that would have otherwise gone to a landfill, this eco-friendly design is the original recycled rubber mat, and continues to be the best-selling doormat in the industry. The flocked fiber surface showcases stunning color and the friendly message to “wipe your paws,” and the molded construction helps do some of the work for you, with deep channels that trap dirt and scrape shoes clean. Stain resistant and great for outdoor use, it’s just the extra help that pet lovers need to keep their floors clean!

Don’t forget to wipe your paws.

With three big dogs that like to run in the fields just outside my house this was the perfect doormat to try out in the inside of my house. It’s to catch the dirt and hair as the dogs are coming into the house. The orange and green colors fit right in with my decor.

Easy to lift and clean off.

When you want to clean the mat it’s sturdy enough to pick up and tap it on the ground to release all the trapped particles. If it needs a more advanced cleaning you can hose it off with water.

Trapped particles.

This is what came off my mat after having it in the house for a few days.

The mat works well outside as well.

If you rather place your doormat outside it works well there too. The stain-resistant design is perfect for outdoor use in any climate.

I’ts good for sitting on.

It’s good for sitting on too while your pooch waits for you to let them in.

If your a dog and environment lover this mat is for you.

Proudly made in the USA in Calhoun, Georgia with a passion for eco-friendly manufacturing.

This mat is on sale right now at chewy.com for $15.71.

What other home goods can you get at chewy.com?

Wall Decor, Outdoor Decor, Picture Frames, Linens and Pillows, Ornaments, Drinkware and Kitchen ware. Head on over and take a browse, there is something for everyone!

I was given one doormat in exchange for a honest review from Chewy.com.

Happy 8th Birthday Nellie & Tiny’s 09 Litter

Happy 8th Birthday Nellie & Tiny’s 09 Litter.

I saw this poem on Facebook yesterday so I thought was appropriate to share it today. It sums up breeders really well.

A Reputable Breeder’s Poem
–Author Unknown

You’ll love your little puppy, she’ll make your house a home.
She’ll be your very best friend, you’ll never feel alone.

She’ll make you smile, she’ll make you laugh,
She’ll fill your heart with love…….

Did she come from a breeder or did she fall from heaven above?

If you’ve never been a breeder or seen life through their eyes
as you hold your little puppy, please don’t criticize.

You don’t know of all the anguish and the times that bring such pain.

When we lose the battle with a little one and the tears flow like rain.

Sometimes we sit the whole night through waiting for babies to be born.

Oh the stress and trepidation when they’re still not here by dawn.

Or the panic of holding a tiny baby in our hands who weighs but 60 grams

Do I do this instead of that or that instead of this?

Alone we fight and hope we won’t give him his last little kiss.

We pray he’ll live to bring some joy and make a house a home
We know it’s up to us and we fight this fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pads, we have to get it right

Two hour feedings for this tiny guy throughout the day and night.

In our hearts we know we are probably going to lose this epic fight but we keep trying to save him because God willing we just might.

Day one he’s in there fighting; we say a silent prayer
Day two & three he’s doing well, with lots of love and care
Day four & five…..he’s still alive, our hopes soar to Heaven
Day six he slips away again, dies in our hands day seven.
We take this little angel and bury him alone:

With aching heart and burning tears and an exhausted groan
We ask ourselves “Why do this? Why suffer all this grief & pain?

To help them live to grow up strong and see the joy your puppy brings – this self explains.

So when you think of breeders and label them with “GREED”,
If you have a happy & healthy puppy it’s cause they filled his every need.

When you buy a puppy, and with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money … we pay with a piece of our heart.

Riley, Libby, Maggie, Summer, Junior & Max hope you all have a great Birthday and many more!

 

The Pounce

The Pounce!

I think I smell a pheasant.

Get out of the weeds now!

I have to go in deeper!

Third flush and retrieve.

ah ha I got you!

It’s gotta be in here.

I hear it, I smell it I just can’t see it.

How about I just pounce on you!

Glory had fun with this pheasant. It was in the really tall marsh grass buried in deep. She knew it was in there from the scent it gave off. The bird held tight to the ground and didn’t want to flush. She worked and worked and did everything to get it to flush. After pouncing it on it finally flushed and she got her bird.

It was really fun to watch her, she put a smile on my face.

Feathers ~ It’s What’s For Dinner

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Glory’s Birthday Prezzie

Glory didn’t get the typical Birthday present of toys and treats she got to go pheasant hunting. I think she much prefers this type of present.

In all her Glory with her first bird retrieved.

I have it mom, I bring it to you.

Flush and retrieve number two.

Third flush and retrieve.

Happy Birthday Glory.

Glory was pretty darn happy with her birthday prezzie. She left some pheasants for the others to share. She’s still going strong at 6 years old. I hope she has another 6+ years of going strong.

Goose Hunts

In October Gambler and Glory got to go on some goose hunts. When we goose hunt we hunt corn fields. Once the corn is picked the geese like to land in the field to eat the kernels of corn that fall off while being picked. The night before the hunt we drive around to different fields and check out which ones the geese are feeding on. Once we find a field we talk to the farmer to see if we can hunt in that field the next morning. The geese will go back to the same field the next morning to feed again. They will keep going back until the corn is gone or they get scared off by the hunting pressure.

Here are some pictures of Gambler and his field hunt.

Here are some pictures of Glory on her field hunt.

What made these two hunts special is that they were done with my uncle Randy. Randy has owned his own business for over the past 45 years and just recently retired. When he owned his business he wasn’t able to hunt because he was always working so now that he is retired he is making the best of the hunting season by getting out there and hunting. We had a great time on each of these hunts. It’s always nice to hunt with family and your dogs.

Guilty’s Hunts

Guilty is John’s go to dog this season when he goes out hunting. She is the youngest and lacks the years of hunting so he takes her so she can gain some experience. I’ve hunted with her when we go pheasant hunting and she is a cool dog to hunt with. She gives it her all and is coming along real nicely with her hunting.

She’s been out hunting morning doves, pheasants, ducks and geese. From the littlest of birds to the biggest of birds she doesn’t have a problem retrieving any of them. She is super excited to go hunting and pouts when she has to stay home and let the other dogs go.

It’s so nice to see such drive and hunting technique in a dog under two.