This ‘N That Thursday

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Tomorrow we take the kids back home, well not all the way home, we will meet their mom in Tennessee. It is going to be hard to say good bye to them. The last seven weeks has just flown by. I feel like I didn’t get to do all the things I wanted with them Sad smile We did have a great time though Smile

So…today’s post will be short and mostly photos because we have to get up at 4am to hit the road.

We did some water training today but had to keep it somewhat short since temps were reaching almost 100 degrees with the humidity. The dogs really enjoyed the cool refreshing water. I felt like jumping in with them! And of course I forgot my camera so these were taken with my phone.

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Titan getting ready to be sent

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On his way out

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On his way back

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Look ma, do you like my green pond weed saddle

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Delivering the bumper

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Millet returning with her blind retrieve

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Violet

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Our bird/bumper girl…the best one ever! Oh how I will miss her!

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This ‘N That Thursday

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

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

Well we didn’t do to much at the dog show last weekend, the entry was small and we placed in our classes. Hailee and Riva were the only ones in their class so they received first place, she was very excited about this. I know how she felt, I remember the first time I showed a dog and won a ribbon, it is very exciting.

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It was very hot and humid that day and the girls were not on their best behavior. Riva wanted me and Maia wanted Riva, but we had fun anyway. Since it is a two hour drive we decided we would go out the day before and stay in a motel, we took advantage of having nothing to do and did a lot of laying around the whole day, ordered food in, and watched TV all day. We only went out when we needed to air the dogs wlEmoticon-smile.png  The room was nice except for the Boeing 747 air conditioner wlEmoticon-winkingsmile.png

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As you can see Maia takes “laying around” literally.

While we were waiting for ring time I noticed the Rhodesian Ridgeback’s were in the ring across from us so I thought our friends Will and Eko from Marking Our Territory would like these. If you haven’t checked out Will and Eko’s blog hop over and say HI.

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I guess he was all tuckered out from the show wlEmoticon-smile.png

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This ‘N That Thursday

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

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It’s a little of this and a little of that and everything in between…
 
Cheyenne and Riva 4th of July

 

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WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Please remember to keep your four leggeds safe while enjoying the fireworks.

 

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This ‘N That Thursday

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As you know from last weeks This ‘N That Thursday’s post we were spending last weekend attending the Judges Education Seminar. It was very hot in the afternoon each day but we kept the dogs hydrated and shaded, they had plenty of breaks in between sessions and even though it is a LOT of work we had a great time. We were able to present many wonderful Chessie’s for the judges to look at and get their hands on. There was a total of 16 judges between Saturday and Sunday and they all had very nice things to say about the presentation and the hands on demonstration.

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The presenters on the right and the judges on the left going through the presentation before the hands on demo

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And thanks to my friend Michelle for this photo of Maia, it’s hard to be the photographer when you’re the handler Winking smile

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I am very happy to say that for the water demo the Chessie blew them away…way to represent Millet!

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Millet with her owner Rick

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Millet was also the only retriever to pick up the goose Smile

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I was finally able to get a video of Titan doing some mini T work, forgive the quality because I stood inside and shot the video through the window so I didn’t distract him but you will see near the beginning he did notice me but worked through it and listened to his trainer, Dave. I am also not very good at videos yet Winking smile

 

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Training

We were able to get some training in last Saturday, it was a beautiful day and we had a great time visiting with friends and having a nice lunch. We even did a little conformation work, I will just say Hailee and Riva need quite a bit of work Winking smile

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Dandy, she is so happy doing her work.

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Mikey, he belongs to friends Vivian and Tom.

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Okay, try as I might I could not get a good shot of Titan, this boy is so fast that by time I found him in my view finder he was already heading back with his bird, hence the butt shot!

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Violet, she is a young dog but was on her game Saturday.

As you can see all the dogs were working in some cover but all did very well and were so eager to work. It was Dave and Michelle’s girl, Dutch, birthday so we brought a box of biscuits for her and shared them with all the dogs. Hailee made sure Dutch received extra, she is very fond of her.

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This is them a few years ago; don’t know why I didn’t think of taking a current photo.

Weekend fun

This weekend we will be out of town doing the Judges Education seminar, you can find info about it here We have participated with this event for the past five years now and it is a great opportunity to help train our future judges. I hope I will be able to get some photos this year since I have my helper with me. Hailee is super excited about going, this will be her second time attending. This girl is always game to handle any dog we put her on and does a pretty good job.

Girl trouble

This past April Maia was in season, no biggie…WRONG! Now approximately 63-65 days later she thinks she has had puppies, she has been restless, whiney, and even howling when in her crate. All because she thinks she has given birth to not one but three latex babies. The funny thing about this whole thing is that the main latex baby is a replica of the one that was favorite of Riva’s, so much so she had to have it in the whelping box at all times with her before, during and after whelping. Like mother, like daughter! I finally took them all away today, time to wean the little buggers Smile She is doing much better now, not so frantic, no whining so far…the joys of unaltered girls.

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