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…

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (12)

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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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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This ‘N That Thursday

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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Well I can’t believe the week is almost over and that means the weekend is just around the corner. This weekend will be busy, I have Maia entered in a dog show all weekend. We have been working on her standing/stacking, down and back and her go around. The standing/stacking is coming along pretty good, I think she has finally got the idea! She will even let me place her feet most of the time, until now if I had tried to place her feet myself she would place the front but the back was a different story. I would lift the rear foot to place it and she would keep it in the air, I wish I had a photo because it is quite humorous! Anyway she is better with that and she is pretty good about the down and back, but…the go around is still a work in progress Winking smile We will get there!

You see when we would try to move to go around the ring she wants to cut in towards me which can lead to a couple things, both of which are not good; me tripping and falling or stepping on her foot. I came up with a technique that I think may work to help us with this, I say “around”  and move her head in the direction I want her to go. We just started it today and she caught on pretty quick.

She’s still not sure about the whole thing but each time we go to a show she is better, it’s the same with any kind of training you do with your dog; practice makes perfect!

I have a nice new show lead for her that I found at the last show, it’s a very soft leather and doesn’t seem to cut in to my hand. I added a few silver beads to dress it up a bit but they also serve a purpose; I can use them to grip on to so the lead doesn’t slip out of my hand.

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Follow-up Friday 3-29-13

Today we are joining Heart Like A Dog and her co-host Lisa from Dogs N Pawz 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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Thank you HLAD for letting us join you!

This ‘N That Thursday

Yesterday I told you we would be sharing our answers to the questions for the Liebster Award so here goes,

Eleven questions to answer:

1. Name a stereotype about the country you come from?     I don’t play into stereotypes, people are people good, bad, indifferent, we all have to share this planet and I try not to judge a book by it’s cover.

2. How many languages do you speak?     Two, English and dog…lol

3. What is your funniest travel experience ever?     Wow there are so many but the one stands out to me is when my friend and I went out west many years ago and we were in Yellowstone watching a herd of elk down in a ravine and I saw a black bear approach them, they started to run away and then stopped suddenly and turned to chase the bear as if to say “wait a minute we out number you”

4. Which food do you cook best?     Made from scratch buttermilk biscuits, my nephew says they melt in his mouth.

5. Your favorite song?     I like a lot of different music but I would have to say my very favorite is Amazing Grace! 

6. Which place do you recommend me as a Must-See?     A cruise to the Bahamas, this was the most amazing trip I have ever been on.

7. How do you spend your time in transportations while traveling?     Well that depends on if I am the driver or the passenger, as the driver I look at the scenery as I drive but honestly I pay attention to the road, as the passenger I read, talk to the driver, do crafts.

8. What is a global issue that you worry most about?     I really don’t like to discuss these kinds of things on my blog.

9. Your favorite blog post?     I enjoy all the blog posts I read!

10. What is the last restaurant you have been to and how was it?     Applebee’s, it was okay!

11. What do you want to achieve this year?     Well that can be a long list but the most important things would be get a job in the medical insurance field, eat healthier, become a better blogger, points on Maia in conformation.

Now for my nominees for this award in no particular order are:

Heart Like A Dog ~ The Life, Loves and Writings of Jodi Stone

Dusty Rose Chesapeakes

Sand Spring Chesapeakes

Easy Rider

bassasblog

bongodogblog

Raising Poppy Seed

If you haven’t visited these blogs you really must, they are great!

I probably broke the rule of less than 200 followers on some of my nominees Winking smile

You can find the instructions and rules here

Now I would  like to award the Blog Of The Year 2012 to some more great blogs and they are…

Easy Rider

Raising Poppy Seed

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and I would like to award this again to all those I nominated the first time, so go collect your next star!

You can find the instructions and rules here

So that wraps it up for us today, hope you have a great weekend!!

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This ‘N That Thursday

Today we are joining  2 Brown Dawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday, this is what they say about it:

This ‘N That Thursday is for those times when you want to post about unrelated topics or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post.  It can be anything you want, so feel free to grab the button and join us!

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We have received some awards from Sand Springs Chesapeakes  and Collies of the Meadow, they have nominated us for the 2012 Blog Of The Year Award, so we have two more stars to add to our badge, yeah!! We are truly delighted and humbled to receive these awards from our friends and if you have not checked them out you really must, Sand Springs Chesapeakes has great posts about their four Chessie’s and one in particular gets in to a whole lot of mischief. Collies of the Meadow writes about his beautiful collie’s and some of them are mischievous too!

Chuck and the collies also nominated us for the Liebster Award

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The Liebster Award …

When receiving the award, recipients must:

  • post 11 facts about yourself and answer 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you
  • pass the award onto 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions (you must make sure you don’t nominate the person who nominated you!)
  • select blogs with 200 or less followers

Eleven facts to know about me:

This is hard so some will be repeats,

1. I am a struggling blogger Disappointed smile

2. I love dark chocolate

3. I can be competitive at times

4. I love, love, love Chessie’s

5. I am addicted to Diet Coke

6. I learned to REALLY ride a horse at age 48

7. I am a perfectionist, I will even straighten pictures on the wall in someone else’s home Winking smile

8. I have three siblings and I am the oldest

9. I had the opportunity to visit the Bahamas and Jamaica

10. I just learned to use a computer six years ago

11. I like to go to the dentist Open-mouthed smile

 

Eleven questions to answer:

1. Name a stereotype about the country you come from?

2. How many languages do you speak?

3. What is your funniest travel experience ever?

4. Which food do you cook best?

5. Your favorite song?

6. Which place do you recommend me as a Must-See?                       

7. How do you spend your time in transportations while traveling?

8. What is a global issue that you worry most about?

9. Your favorite blog post?

10. What is the last restaurant you have been to and how was it?

11. What do you want to achieve this year?

Check back tomorrow for our answers to these questions and to find out who our nominees are for these awards.

Well it looks like Titan will be coming home soon, yeah! He has been doing quite well with training, however a couple weeks ago Dave said he drank “stupid water” which translates to he did not do what he was supposed to do and was probably quite goofy about the whole thing. That’s my boy! I can’t wait to see him, we have all missed him terribly. I think a special homecoming dinner will be in order Smile

I have Maia entered  in a show next weekend, I have been working with her on standing for exam and moving. She does pretty good with the standing but the moving leaves something to be desired at times…lol She is young and I do see improvement, it just takes time with some of them, hoping for at least a placement.

So that’s it for us why don’t you drop by 2 Brown Dawgs and join in for This ‘N That Thursday, she has a new linky tool she is using for this blog hop.

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