Follow-up Friday ~ July 19,2013

Today we are joining our friends Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog and her co-hostess Jodi Chick from Kol’s Notes, for Follow-up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

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Thanks Jodi!

It has been a very busy week, my niece and nephew went home yesterday. So I was trying to pack in a lot of last minute things. My brother and I drove, (he drove I rode Winking smile) the kids to Tennessee yesterday to meet their mom. 575 long hot miles one way!! We left at 5am and didn’t get home until 2:30am this morning. I took Maia with us for the ride, this was her first time out of the state and she went through three states Smile  I was a bit worried how she would handle the ride but she traveled great.

So on with the follow-up…

Black and White Sunday ~ Reflections

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Training Shiawassee River July 11, 2013 (5)Training Shiawassee River July 11, 2013 (10)

I was pretty excited with how these photos went over with everyone and seems you all had the same thoughts..peaceful..tranquil..solitude! I love getting reflection shots, I have been trying hard to get a good dog water entry shot with reflection, nothing yet but you will be the first to know when I do Smile

Wordless Wednesday ~ In Flight

Sand Cranes

SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) asked…

“Do your guys watch the birds in the sky?

Marcie asked…

“Did the dog’s ears perk up with those flying overhead?

SlimDoggy and Marcie I was so busy trying to get this shot I didn’t notice if they saw them. You see we were finding a good training location when my friend got out and started walking towards some very high cover with his camera, I thought he just saw a deer but after a few minutes these Sand-hill Cranes flew up out of all that high cover and I did not have my camera out and ready.

Dolly the Doxie asked…

“Did you chase them and try to catch one?

Oh no, those birds are pretty big Winking smile

I have a new blog I am following, Paulette over at Cape Cod Browndogs, this is a fb friend who started a blog to write about her sweet girl Scout who was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, so I am asking if all of you could drop by and say HI when you have a minute.

This is going to be a wrap for me today, I am beyond exhausted but first I want to give a great big THANK YOU to JoAnn over at Sand Spring Chesapeakes who has given this blog a very wonderful award. I am so honored to accept it!

Isn’t it beautiful! I will be following up on the details to this award next week.

 

Thanks to Jodi at Heart Like A Dog and her co-hostess Jodi Chick fromKol’s Notes for hosting this hop. Why don’t you grab the badge and join in.

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Follow-up Friday June 28, 2013

Today we are joining our friends Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog and her co-hostess JoAnn Stancer from Sand Spring Chesapeakes for Follow-up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

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Thanks Jodi!

From last weeks

Follow-up Friday June 21, 2013

Gizmo asked…

“Is that flowering tree a crepe myrtle?”

This is an apple tree Gizmo.

Now I have a question for you, what is a crepe myrtle? I have not heard of that tree before.

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Black and White Sunday

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Sand Spring Chesapeakes asked…

“What the heck is that bug?”

Bongo said…

“What a strange looking creature.”

Miss Harper Lee asked…

“Is that a real dragonfly?”

easyweimaraner asked…

“Is it a dragonfly?”

Jodi at Heart Like A Dog asked…

“WTF is that? It’s scary. I hope in color it’s some non-scary.“

Miss Harper Lee and easyweimaraner you are right, it is a dragonfly which just so happens to be my favorite bug Smile

And for Jodi at Heart Like A Dog here is the original, do you still think it is scary?

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and this one is edited with the editor JoAnn from Sand Spring Chesapeakes hooked me up with so I could add some color to a B&W photo…

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If you would like to see how to add color to your B&W photos you can check it out on Sugar the Golden Retrievers blog here.

Awards

We love to receive awards and this blog has been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by All Things Collie. Thank you and we are so honored to accept this award. If you haven’t yet visited them, pop over and say HI.

Well that wraps up our Friday, thanks to Jodi at Heart Like A Dog and her co-hostess JoAnn Stancer from Sand Spring Chesapeakes for hosting this hop. Why don’t you grab the badge and join in.

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Follow-up Friday May 17, 2013

Today we are joining our friends Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog and her co-hostess Linda, from the 2 Brown Dawgs blog for Follow-up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

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Thanks Jodi!

I am so far behind this week, I have been busy busy busy, so much so I have fallen way behind on reading blogs and commenting on my posts. So today I will try to answer some of the great comments left on my posts over the last week. And bear with me as I try to catch up over the next few days.

Black and White Sunday

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This is the original unfortunately I forgot to tag this one with witch editor I used. I tried to sharpen her up a bit and then I do know I used vignette, I love using that, I think it really does bring the eye right to the image. Thank you all for your lovely comments on this photo Smile

Wordless Wednesday ~ Can you see it?

I had so much fun with this post…

Heart Like A Dog asked…

I’m tossed. What is it?

several of you got it…

Sand Spring Chesapeakes said…

I see the heart shapes on the limbs.”

Long Life Cats and Dogs said…

“Hearts are my favourite shape.”

Miley said…

“Looks cool, hearts or butterflies?”

sarahhosick said…

“Awww so many hearts!”

tylersat99 said…

“I see all the beautiful hearts”

Hearts are what I noticed when I saw this so I just had to take some photos, I knew I would be able to use it as a blog post Winking smile

And for those who wondered what kind of plant this is, get ready for this…it is a dried up broccoli plant from last year.

This “N That Thursday

I know I said I would be telling you who my nominees are for the WordPress Family Award but you will just have to come back again to find out. My day was much longer than I had anticipated and this blogger is a tired puppy.

So that’s it for now, I have to get ready for a big dog show this weekend and I sure hope I get some good photos.

What are you all doing this weekend?

Don’t forget to grab the badge and hop along with our host Jodi at Heart Like A Dog and her co-host 2 Brown Dawgs!

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This “N That Thursday

Today we are joining our friends over at 2 Brown Dawgs for This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!

This is what she has to say about the hop,

“A little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

Shew, I thought I was going to miss This ‘N That Thursday. I am so far behind this week with all my blogging and a whole bunch of other things but I won’t bore you will all that Winking smile

Training

I was able to get out to finally see my boy and he is doing great. Dave has him working on his “sit to the pile”, this I where a pile of bumpers are placed out a several yards and the idea is for the dog to be sent and on his way to the pile the trainer blows the whistle for the dog to stop, sit and look at him for further instructions. This is all part of the training leading up to T work, (more on that in another post); Titan did very well with this, I was so proud of him. Below are photos in sequence on how this looks in action…

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Awards

This blog has received another wonderful award, thank you so much Sand Spring Chesapeakes for presenting us with the WordPress Family Award. What an honor to receive recognition from fellow bloggers! If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit these Chessies and their momma just hop right over there and see what their up to.

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The WordPress Family Award was started by Shaun @http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com.

Here is a description of the award and the rules from Shaun:

Award Description:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the ‘WordPress Family.’ I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents ‘Family’ we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.”

Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
  4. Let your 10 family members know you have awarded them.
  5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

You will have to come back tomorrow to find out who my 10 will be. Since I am so far behind in getting back to your lovely comments you have left for me all week I will be answering those in my post tomorrow also. See ya then Smile

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Thanks 2 Brown Dawgs

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Follow-up Friday May 10, 2013

Today I have the privilege and honor of co-hosting Jodi’s Heart Like A Dog’s Follow-up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

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Thanks Jodi!

Follow-up Friday May 3, 2013

Last week I told you about the award Dogdaz bestowed upon us, so now I will share the rules and pass this award on.

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RULES FOR BEST MOMENT AWARD:

  • Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech.
  • This could be written or video recorded.
  • Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees!
  • The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award;
  • and winners notify them the great news.

RESOURCES: What makes a good acceptance speech?

  • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
  • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
  • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

So, here is my little acceptance speech:

I am so humbled at receiving this award, thank you so much Dogdaz for honoring us! I am always in awe at the friendships that come about from blogging. For the most part we have never met but through this awesome thing they call cyber space we can all share our lives with each other. I have enjoyed each and every blog I read and do consider you all friends.

Now I would like to nominate…drum roll please……………………Tylersat99’s Blog

This is a great newfie blog starring Mica and Lexie, they go on great adventures with their mom and dad, and also have a awesome swimming hole! Pay them a visit and see why I enjoy them so much Smile

Last week on my Park Day ~ Island Lake Recreation Area

2browndawgs asked…

“Do they have a designated dog training area to train off lead?

and Jodi from Heart Like a Dog asked…

“Do they allow dogs in the cabins?

Well I stopped by the Island Lake park office yesterday morning to see if I could find out if there are any areas to get the dogs off leash…that would be a big NO. They must be on a six foot leash. I then asked if there was any place I could get them in the water to swim, she said “yes there are actually a couple of places” then showed me on the map but then she proceeds to say “but they still have to be on a six foot leash” right about then I bet you can guess what I was thinking but I bit my tongue and just looked at her and said “well that defeats the purpose of swimming” But she did offer a suggestion that I might be able to apply for a special permit and gave me the paper work to fill out if I wanted to try that route. And in answer to Jodi’s question that is also a big negative.

 

Wordless Wednesday ~ My New Look!

Ever do a title only to look at it later and say “epic fail” well that is how this title was for me. After it was already posted and comments started rolling in I thought to myself it could have been better, something like “Do you think my ears make my head look big” ahhh oh well Disappointed smile

 

This ‘N That Thursday ~

Kat n collies asked…

“I thought Titan lived with you?”

Titan does live with me but he is in retriever training at my friends DustyRose k-9Trainers. Sorry for the confusion, I forget to explain things thoroughly sometimes.

Now for another photo I have been playing with editing, this is the original

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and the edited version

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This is Dusty, one of my Aunts little doggies. I used Pixlr advanced and efficient for this one.

So that wraps up Follow-up Friday for us, why don’t you grab the badge and hop along with our host Jodi at Heart Like A Dog and myself!

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