This ‘N That Thursday

Today we are joining 2BrownDawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday blog hop!

She says…

It’s a little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

I really need a way to slow time down, or stop it all together for a week or two so I can catch my breath and get caught up on everything I am behind on Thinking smile

Well I missed the maiden flight of the little robins, these are the last photos I was able to shoot. I saw them Saturday morning and could tell it would probably be the next day they would fly but I didn’t get home in time and sure enough the nest was empty; I am happy they all made it though.

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I shot this with my phone so the quality is pretty poor, but you can still see how big they are. There is a fourth one in there somewhere and it amazed me how they all fit in that little nest.

Last week while at training we were fortunate enough to see a little group of baby wood ducks swimming around in the pond. They were very small and kept to one end of the pond so were able to still run dogs on water retrieves.

These shots are from the end of the pond we were working in, so then I walked down to see if I could get a closer look…

We never saw an adult with the babies but if you don’t know what a full grown wood duck looks like you can see one here These are my favorite duck!

Loving this weather we have had today here in Michigan, hoping it lasts through the weekend so we can get a good training day in on Saturday. We will be doing retriever training and I hope we will get to do a little conformation training, which had  been put on hold due to an injury…let me back up a bit on that. Last week Hailee was walking Riva around the block and they passed a house with a dog in a fenced in yard, a 2-1/2 – 3 foot fence, on their second trip around the dog leaped the fence and went after them. I think the dog was probably going more for Riva but I wasn’t with them so I can’t say for sure. Anyway it scared Hailee and she started to run, she tripped and fell letting go of Riva’s leash and Riva kept going until she realized Hailee didn’t have a hold on her leash anymore and my sweet girl came back and sat next to her until she could pull herself together and get up. She injured both her knees pretty bad and sprained her wrist. Now the part of this scenario that really bothers me is that after the owners came and retrieved their dog they never came back out to see if she was okay or offer any kind of assistance to her…what kind of people do this? I would have been so apologetic if my dog did something like that and I certainly wouldn’t just walk away and leave the person laying on the side walk. I just hope they take care in correcting the problem and keep their dog better contained.

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This ‘N That Thursday

Today we are joining 2BrownDawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday blog hop!

She says…

It’s a little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

 

Yesterday I posted a picture of the little robins, so today I thought I would share some more. It isn’t going to be long now and they will be leaving the nest. There are four little babies and I was surprised to find out that both the male and female take turns feeding them.

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This is mom and dad, sorry a little blurry.

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These next four are from today.

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I have enjoyed watching these fascinating birds and their babies. Last year I found another nest and started to take pictures but then a big crow came along and well… I won’t go into the gruesome details but needless to say after loosing one baby I think the adults moved the others to a new location. I hope I am around the day they start to leave the nest so I can get more photos.

Well looking at the weather for the weekend looks like we might get some training in on Saturday. Hopefully we will be able to get some more water training in, I have been trying to get a great photo of one of the dogs launching themselves. I did get this one last week…

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And this one I took several years ago of Remington, sadly he passed away last year. Remmy was a wonderful boy!

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And here is one of Cheyenne…

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