School Therapy Starts

With the start of the 2017 school year Sand Spring Chesapeakes therapy visits start as well. The kids went back to school last week the dogs go back this week. They got to take the summer off now it’s time to visit with the kids, I know I missed it so I can imagine the dogs missed it too.

Since I have three therapy dog I will be rotating them out with the visits. Today Gambler and Glory will be going to the visit. We will be going to Fall River Middle School, Tom will be using Gambler as his R.E.A.D dog for the visit as his dog Josey is in heat and can’t visit.

I’ve got their bags pack with their new book marks so we are ready to put some smiles on the kids faces.

I’m proud to have a mother daughter team and another daughter from another litter also doing therapy work. It makes my heart smile.

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Water Trick Hank

It only took Hank a lunch hour to figure out how to turn on the surgery water faucet and get water out to play in.

Is this the thing water magically appears from.

Faucet turn on!

Does the water come from down here?

I’m waiting!

Maybe if I put my paw here it will turn on!

Hey look water!

 

Ohhh this is so much fun!

It didn’t take Hank long to figure out that if he put his head in front of the water faucet sensor that it would turn on the water. He would sometimes get it to turn on by swiping his paw in front but he had better success putting his head in front of it. Once he figured it out he kept sneaking in the treatment room to do it all over again.

Hank is now the trick clinic cat!

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Merrick Back Country Pacific Catch Salmon Jerky #ChewyInfluencer

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Ding Dong Chewy.com #ChewyInfluencer calling.

Preacher grabbed her hiking hat and treats and ventured into the backcountry of Stancerville to get some exercise and try out Merrick Backcountry Pacific Catch Real Salmon Jerky.

Look how long and thick this salmon treat is!

Description:

Merrick Backcountry Pacific Catch Real Salmon Jerky Dog Treats are hearty jerky strips with a wood-smoked taste dogs go wild for. These treats are grain-free with no gluten ingredients and have real salmon as the first ingredient. Specially formulated to mimic the ancestral canine diet, Merrick’s Salmon Jerky Dog Treats are all-natural and packed with the meaty protein your dog craves.

We’re in the backcounty can I try the treats now.

Key Benefits:

  • Feature a hearty, wood-smoked taste that dogs go wild for
  • These treats are grain-free with no gluten ingredients and have real salmon as the first ingredient
  • Specially formulated to mimic the ancestral canine diet
  • All-natural and packed with the meaty protein your dog craves
  • No corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

Can you see the spittle in the lower right photo? Preacher thought this treat was the bomb!

Ingredients:

  1. Deboned Salmon, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Mixed Tocopherols (a Preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Calorie Content:

  1. 4,605 kcal/kg, 78 kcal/treat

Preacher thinks she is sneaky and tries to steal the treats.

Oh the smell that came out of the bag when opened, Preacher couldn’t sit still waiting for me to give her a treat, the strip was long and thick she grabbed it like no ones business and ate it down. The treat didn’t last very long as it was just to tasty. I smelt my fingers afterwards and I didn’t have any of the fishy smell on my fingers.

MK joined us in the wood and she thought since the treats were made of fish that she should be included in on the goodness. She just smelt the bag but didn’t get a treat as Preacher was pushing her aside trying to eat them all. I did give one treat to all the other chessies and they too gobbled them down and thought they were delish. 4 paws up for sure on the Backcounty treats!

On Sale now at Chewy.com for $7.35    4.5oz bag.

Why Chewy.com?

Because: Chewy.com has more than 300 brands to choose from and is ready to fetch it and ship it, direct to your doorstep, anytime of the day. Have a question regarding the best food for your pet? Call us 24/7 and our helpful customer service team at Chewy.com is ready to listen.

Chewy.com lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chewy.com’s dedicated staff is committed to providing quality pet products to our customers in a fast and easy way. That’s why we have warehouses located throughout the country – so the products are delivered quickly and efficiently. Bottom line, Chewy.com delivers pet happiness – and there’s nothing really better than that. Their products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed (if your not happy call them and they pay for shipping the item back), they have expert pet care and product advice, over 200 of the best pet brands and 24/7 customer care. Another great benefit of Chewy.com is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95.

Chewy.com 200 SW 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 1-800-67-CHEWY

What’s new at Chewy.com? They now have autoship.

I was given one bag of Backcountry Pacific Catch Real Salmon Jerky in exchange for a honest review from Chewy.com.

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We would like to thank out hosts Sugar The Golden Retriever and Oz The Terrier for this Chewy Hop.

 

Guilty Pleasures

My Guilty pleasure is bright colors I just love them . The colors are really coming out at my favorite picture spot so I just had to take a picture of Guilty.

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New UKC Grand Champion

Sand Spring Chesapeakes has another UKC Grand Champion. The first Grand Champion is Gambler owned by me and now the second one is Josey owned by Tom and Irene.

Josey is out of HR U-CH Sand Spring No Gut’s No Glory SH THDN CGCA TT       and        HR CH SRR’s North Point Thunder Bay SH WDQ CGC 2015 litter.

This past weekend we attended the Dodge County Canine Club annual spring UKC show. Josey went into the weekend with 2 legs towards her grand champion title. Tom’s goal was to finish her grand champion this weekend and he did it. Josey took the champion win and best of breed in 3 out of 4 shows. In the champion class when going for your grand champion title you need three already champion dogs in the ring and you need to beat the dogs in the ring for the leg towards your title. I entered momma Glory and sister Guilty to make up the three champions. The judge that awarded Josey her final win was Dean Spielvogel.

Besides becoming a grand champion in the show ring Josey received her Rally Obedience level 2 title, was awarded 30 all star points in Rally 1 and total dog each day.

Josey’s new registered name with all her titles in just 22 months of age is:

U-RO2 U-RATN U-GRCH Sand Spring Outlaw SPOT CGC RATN RN THDN TKI

There are no words as a breeder that I can say to tell you all how proud I am of Tom and Josey. These are much deserved ribbons and titles. Tom and Josey’s dedication has paid off. Tom sets goals for each year and they accomplish them together. He put’s in a lot of time and practice in by attending various classes and it shows. Josey is very versatile in what she can do at such a young age. The next goal for Tom and Josey is to achieve her AKC Junior Hunter title which I have no doubt they will do. Thank you Tom for all that you have done with a Sand Spring pup. I so enjoyed being there with you when you have received some of these titles. Keep up the good work!

 

A Best Of Breed On Mothers Day

Glory received a Best Of Breed and a Champion win towards her Grand Champion title in UKC today. Momma Glory competed against her two daughters Guilty and Josey. What a great Mothers Day!

We are joining Dachshund Nola & Sugar The Golden Retriever for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop.

 

 

Riggs Training For Junior Hunter Tests

Yesterday you read about Josey training for AKC Junior Hunter tests, if you missed it you can see it here. Josey’s brother Riggs is also training for Junior Hunter tests. Riggs is a little behind the eight ball with his training for hunting and hunt tests. We got Riggs back last December when he was 18 months old. We started working on the basics with him and he really progressed with his training and is now running the same marks as the other dogs. Both Josey and Riggs are out of Glory and Thunder’s (2browndawgs) July 2015 litter.

Here are some pictures of Riggs from the training day we had with Josey.

Riggs lives across the pasture with my friend Roger who is the co-owner of him. He is living the life out in the country, hopefully this summer you will see some ribbons and a title come his way.

Have a great weekend!

World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day is held on the the last Saturday in April each year since 2000.

AVMAThe World Veterinary Association created World Veterinary Day in 2000 as an annual celebration of the veterinary profession, falling on the last Saturday of April. Each year, the WVA and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) choose a theme for the event.

THEME 2017 ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE – FROM AWARENESS TO ACTION

The availability and use of antimicrobial drugs has transformed the practice of human and animal medicine. Infections that were once lethal are now treatable, and the use of antimicrobial agents has advanced global health as well as animal health, which is a key component of animal welfare, food security and safety. Read the rest of the article here.

Dr. Glory spreading the awareness.

Do your part in antimicrobial resistance by following your Veterinarian’s orders on the the prescription label for antibiotics and other medications. If you don’t follow the instructions on the label for antibiotics and stop too soon your pet can develop resistance against that medication. If given long term they may develop resistance to the medication as well. Any questions during the administration of any medication contact your Veterinarian. If any vomiting, diarrhea or other side effects noted get on the phone and find out what you should do.

Do your part to help fight Antimicrobial Resistance.