Saturday, November 30, 2013

Helping with Thanksgiving Preparations!



Hi Y’all!



On my Thankful Thursday post, Ruskus noticed my basket…

Ruckus Eskie said...

“Whatcha trying to collect in this basket today? Thanks for hopping on to the Thanksgiving edition of This 'N That Thursday! Hope you have lots of goods this holiday!”


Retrievers don’t just need to retrieve.  We can help our Humans by picking things up…




and carrying things…



In this case I was helping my Human to carry baskets to the root cellar where she filled them with apples and pears to use in her baking for Thanksgiving.  



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Friday, November 29, 2013

Follow Up and Fitness on Friday



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On Sunday’s black and white post…Bask in the Warmth of the Sun…

Sam said...

“Oh what could it be?
Monty and Harlow”

Tenacious Terrier said...

“Uh oh. Did you catch a squirrel?”





Sorry to disappoint y’all…but I was just standin’ there enjoying the warm sunshine on a chilly mountain day. 

About my Mischief Monday post

Roxy the traveling dog said...

“BOL...Hawk, that stick is huge! Did you get to play with it again?”


No, I didn’t play with it again.  I really prefer bumpers. 




Flea said...

“That's a mighty big stick, Hawk! What're ya gonna do with it? Kinda tough for playing fetch.”



I’ve learned from Goose that you have to rescue them and save them from…ummm…I’m not sure what I’m saving them from…????
Jackie Bouchard said...

“Do you bark softly while you carry that big stick? Looks like you could play some baseball with that one! We read Alfie's post - so be careful out there!”



I haven’t tried to bark too…seems like it would be kind of difficult…

Linda Bliss said...

“Roooo Hawk - that is one pawsome stick for sure! I love sticks too, but last Sunday I hurt my throat really bad on a stick whilst playing fetch so you be careful buddy! *Waggy tail*
Here's what my human wrote after we got back from the vets:
Woofs from Alfie”



Alfie, you’ll be happy to know that my Human doesn’t allow me to chew on sticks not chase them and fetch them.  Once I’d rescued this one and hidden it my job was done.  I did check yesterday and it’s still where I hid it.

My Human said to tell you that, after reading Alfie’s post that she’ll never allow me to help her gather up sticks in the yard again.




Susie and Sidebite said...

“How about we send Goose over, maybe just a little bit more training from the Master would help, but you did do a pretty good job!
The Mad Scots”


Sounds like a great idea y’all! 

About my Thanksgiving day post here in Blogville, U.S.A

Deanna Watson said...

“Looks like someone is having a fun day!
My WW entry is #95. Come by and vote for us?”


And I did.  Thanks for the reminder.



If y’all stop by tomorrow I’ll show you how I helped my Human get ready for Thanksgiving.


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Thankful Day



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My friends in Canada had their Thanksgiving last month at a time when the autumn leaves are at their peak and Mother Nature is at perhaps its most beautiful. 

In the U.S. we are celebrating Thanksgiving today.  Most places in the U.S. are already looking bleak and wintery…I hope everyone is safe and warm today. 

So today I’m taking a moment to look around for personal things to be thankful. 


My Humans and I have so many things for which to be thankful.  The main one is that we have each other and together are a warm, loving and happy family!





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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Adopt a Senior



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It’s still seniors month.  Petfinder is still down for maintenance, making it difficult to find and feature senior pets, but today we found this handsome fellow!


"I am a neutered male, tan Labrador Retriever.
I am a bit older but have lots of love to give
I am available for adoption now! Ask about 2538640.”

For more information about this animal, call:
Haven Friends for Life No Kill Animal Shelter at 910 875-6768
Ask for information about animal ID number 2538640


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Monday, November 25, 2013

How to Rescue a Stick?


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Look what the winds blew down…Hmmm, or maybe Goose was here and brought them with him.  You think? 


Don’t see the Human Papa…Don’t hear him comin’…



Hey stick!  Stop fightin’ me!  I don’t know how Goose does it!?










Hmmm…I have to hurry and hide this stick!  before the Humans notice what I’m doing…


I’m in control now!



I’m goin’ to hide it up here!



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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, Fun and Fitness Follow Up



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Last Saturdays post brought a question from

FiveSibesMom said...

“Beautiful pics of you running through the leaves! Looks like you're having so much fun! Can we join you?!”


Of course y’all are welcome to come hike with me!  Be sure you practice your recall!  It’s really important when you’re running through woods off leash.




On Black and White Sunday,

Cattle Aussies said...

“Nice job-were you trying to practice stacking?”




I was practicing a “stand stay”.  My Human makes me practice stuff all the time. 

Then came Mischief Monday…

Molly The Wally said...

“Yikes dogs hunting bears...are they used to flush them out??
Have a marvelous Monday Hawk.
Best wishes Molly”




The dogs chase the bears and “bay” them.  Different states have different rules for the hunters.  Some states have different seasons, just like deer hunting…bow and arrow, crossbow and firearm.


On the Federal lands we usually see them with big heavy cages.  They hunt with tranquilizer guns on 4 wheelers. 

Roxy the traveling dog said...

“Better to be safe than sorry. They hunt bears with collars on them???”


I’m not quite sure what you’re asking.  Just to clarify, the dogs wear trackin’ collars.  The bears are not collared or tagged. 


Flea said...

“Bear hunters? Will you tell us more about bear hunters in another post? That sounds interesting. I take it they aren't hunting Winnie The Pooh.”


I’m afraid this was the “another post”, ‘cause that’s all I know about bear huntin’. 



Jackie Bouchard said...

“I think cutting the walk short sounds very smart! You don't want to get mixed up with the hunters!
What kind of bears? Brown bears?”

P1290987 We have black bears here.  Sometimes they stop traffic when they cross a road.  Once we saw one circling a stopped car. 

The above tree is showing signs of where a bear has been.

Hope I’ve answered everyone’s questions.  Now I must be OFF!!!


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