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.
Heart Like A Dog has a new co-hostess. Should you pop over to her blog at any given point in time you’ll see a story or a photo of Louise, Sofie Bear, Nine, Noel or Baby Stella. They could be taking a trip to the docks or watching flowers grow. Sometimes, they’re complaining because mom hurt her knee and can’t take them for their walkies. She posts every day (sometimes more than once) whatever the topic, there’s no doubt she loves her zoo. (Her words not mine.)
Please help her welcome Lorian from Dogdaz
Black And White Sunday
Slim Doggy asked: “How did you do this?”
I use Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro to edit my pictures. In this program there was a photo effects tab that when I clicked on it there were different things I could do to the picture. The first effect listed was Old Newspaper. When I clicked on it I could change to to look 10 years old up to 100 years old. These pictures were set at 100 years old.
I got a number of nice comments on how cute Norman was as a puppy. I thought Norman was a cute puppy also. Here is a picture of him as an adult causing mischief with the bumpers. He liked to grab 2 or 3 bumpers at a time when the trainer was working on blinds with him so the trainer learned to run Norman last so he would only get one bumper and then he didn’t have to walk out there and replace the bumpers he had brought back.
We along with some other bloggers joined Dogs N Pawz for their very first Tuesday Tails Blog Hop. Hopefully all the featured dogs plus some got adopted because of this blog hop.
Fleabyte said: “I just love the intensity of a hunting dog.”
That is what makes a great hunting dog, one with intensity and wants to do the work. You can see the intensity in our chessie’s eyes when they are training or hunting. People will say they have “crazy eyes” and in a way they do but to me that means they go at it with their whole heart.
This ‘N That Thursday
I posted up pictures of this past Sundays AKC Senior test. We were thrown a curve ball with the land blind being on the edge of the water and then a water blind that the dog had to do by passing over a area like the area where the land blind was placed. This messed up a bunch of young dogs and they thought they were suppose to look for the water blind on the edge of the bank like they did for the land blind. I couldn’t get Gambler into the water. He was fixed on thinking he knew where the blind was since he just picked one up from that location.
2 Brown Dawgs said: “So the land blind was on the edge of the water? That water blind sounds very difficult (and a bit unfair for a Senior test). Glad you got through most of it.”
Thank you, I thought it was unfair too, one because it is early in the season so not much training has been done on dogs that stay in WI and two because senior tests have a number of young dogs running and this was hard for a young dog. Below is the picture of the land blind placement then a drawing of the land and water test so you can see the corrlation of what they had to do for the land and water blind.
The land blind on the edge of the water ran from about 50 yards up on land towards the water.
The top picture with the dotted lines shows where the water blind was placed along with the water marks for the second series. The land blind mark on this picture is where the land blind was in the first series. It was a little further to the left around a bend but not by much. The bottom picture shows the land series and land blind which was the first series run. So you can see in for the land blind the dog had to run to the edge of the water to pick up the blind and on the water blind the dog had to run over the edge of the water and into the water, across the pond to the cattails. The edge of the water is what messed up the young dogs. I digress!
To end my Thursday I ended up hitting a deer on my way home from work. I hit the deer a mile from my house and it did some pretty good damage. Before I hit the deer I had just thought to myself “if a deer runs into the side of my car I’m not getting it fixed and I will drive around the demolation car” well it was a minute later that I hit the deer and it did the most damage any deer had ever done to my car.
My poor car!
I would like to take a moment to say Thank you to Miss Harper Lee, she was nice enough to award me with the WordPress Family Award, I was her 100 follower. I will properly thank her later.
That’s it for this weeks FUF. Hope you all had a good week and have a good weekend. I am off to a 3 day dog show with Miss Glory. Wish us luck
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