Nothing But Norman #38

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I found out this week that one of Norman’s daughters out of his 2011 litter with Fatty earned her AKC Master Hunter title. Punkin is Gambler’s sister, they are 34 months of age. They will be turning 3 this coming May so this is quite the accomplishment for a young dog. Gambler will be training and entering his first Master Hunter test this summer. Punkin also became a UKC HRC Upland Hunter this winter so her new registered name is HRCH UH Hilltop’s Stealing Cinderella MH. What exciting news for the Sand Spring breeding program. This makes me really proud.



I am so blessed to have friends with different editing programs then I have. I posted up on Thursday that a blog friend made a reflection photo out of one of my photos. Another friend spilled the beans that she had the same program so she made this one of Norman for me. It is so beautiful. Thank you Nichole.


Now on to our Sepia Saturday post hosted by Ruckus The Eskie!





Norman with his Master Hunter ribbons.

Norman with his Master Hunter ribbons.


“What is a Title, Really?”

“Not just a brag, Not just a stepping stone to a higher title,
Not just an adjunct to competitive scores.”

“A Title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor that
dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in this world can remain. Few humans will do as well or better in that regard. And though the dog himself doesn’t know or care that his achievements have been noted, a Title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.”

“A title says your dog was intelligent, and adaptable, and good-
natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that
please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.”

“And a Title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend
time with him because he was a good dog, and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed (or you did), and that in the end your faith was justified.”

“A Title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special
relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable
creatures, this dog with a Title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in

“And when that dear short life is over, the Title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set of initials before or after the name.”

“A Title is nothing less than love and respect, given and received permanently.”

———-Author Unknown———-

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16 Replies to “Nothing But Norman #38”

  1. easyweimaraner

    Punkin is beautiful! I agree with you for the titles, you will always remember the great time you had together with such a wonderful pup like Norman.

    1. JoAnn Stancer

      Thank you Karen! Have to check it out for Stute

      JoAnn Stancer Sand Spring Chesapeakes

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  3. Emmadog

    That is awesome! It is all the more special with her young age. Mom has never had a dog with a title other than their fancy paper name, but Bailie is supposed to be the first dog to get titles. We shall see.

  4. Jan K

    There are some great genes in Norman’s line, and that is so much to be proud of! I love the description of a Title…there is so much more to it than just the Title, it says so much about the dog’s personality as well as accomplishments.

  5. Hawk aka BrownDog

    HI Y’all!

    What a wonderful tribute and what a wonderful accomplishment for Norman and Punkin!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. Sue

    Great photos, especially that one of Norman and his awards. Though Rudy does want me to say he feels so sorry for that poor dog named Fatty 😉

  7. Jodi

    That is so awesome about Punkin and I’m sure G-Man is going to be just as outstanding!

    Love the photo of Norman, it’s just beautiful, but I love anything about Norman. 🙂