Today we are joining 2 Brown Dawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!

This is what she has to say about the hop,

“This ‘N That Thursday is for anything you want!  Maybe you want to post about unrelated topics, or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post, or you have awards to share, or you have one long post…anything goes!  So grab the button and join the hop!”

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Ah where to start today’s post…well first I guess I will talk about the show Maia and I went to last weekend. We arrived nice and early so Maia could get settled in, this helps her to get over her jitters Winking smile I fill my pocket with plenty of bait, also known as treats, so we can walk around and have people pet her and treat her. By the time it is our ring time she is usually pretty settled but then we walk in the ring and she gets just a tad nervous. Just our luck this time we were first in the line up, so that means when we move around the ring Maia thinks all the other dogs are chasing her. She is getting better about this but it will just take practice, a lot of practice! Now with that being said, over all she did very well, I can see so much improvement in her since we began last year.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Maia show

In this photo you can see I have her stacked pretty good, her front legs are under her and the rear is stretched back so the hock and pastern are perpendicular to the ground; and yeah she has her ears forward!

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Maia show 1

And then the judge approaches to do his exam and that begins my post for tomorrow so come on back and I will tell you all the things wrong with this…

Now on to Titan, he looks amazing and Dave is doing such a great job training him. My brother and I arrived at Michelle and Dave’s house and Dave brought Titan in, at first he strolled in pretty nonchalant and I have to tell you my heart sunk, I thought oh no he forgot us! But then I started to talk to him and he came to life, leaping and jumping around rubbing on us; he was beside himself and I was a happy camper. He took turns between me and my brother getting plenty of rubs and loves!

They showed us a little basic retrieving but we were having such torrential down pours it was hard to do much; he was able to do a couple retrieves and Michelle got some really great action shots.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (16)Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (19)Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (18)

Look mom I got my bumper!

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (9)1

This shot and the next one I love, love, love!! He is just flying through the puddles kicking up that water!

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (7)1

You can really see the rain starting to come down again in this one but that isn’t going to stop him!

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (6)Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (8)Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (11)

Come back tomorrow to find out more about how training is going Smile

So that wraps it up for today, why don’t you hop on over to 2 Brown Dawgs see what their up to and grab the badge and join the hopping fun!


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14 thoughts on “This ‘N That Thursday

  1. Thanks so much for participating in TNT. 🙂 I bet you are happy that Titan is home. Michelle took some great pictures. Will you be entering any hunt test this year? Flyways test is in May.

    Maia looks very nice in the ring. OK so I am intrigued about what comes next…. 🙂


  2. Titan certainly is enjoying himself…No way a little rain is gonna spoil his fun…Maia looks like she’s just)about to have a word with that judge ;0


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