Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday’s Fun, Fitness and Follow Up!


Hi Y’all!



Another week and we’re only a few days from Christmas! 


Been spending a lot of time retrieving the hidden bumpers.  Next week maybe I’ll have more “action” shots for y’all. 

Now to get to the questions…

Last Friday

Janet Keefe said...

I love your world, Hawk! That moon is beautiful and I just love seeing you romping around having so much fun! I see you have some cow buddies too, huh?
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets








And a warming sight…spring…


And some summertime pictures of some other big friends…



Saturday I focused on winter time beauty in color and followed with more beauty in black and white on Sunday. 


After the weekend we came to Mischief Monday…where I tried to torment y’all with reminders of how fast Christmas is coming!  Five days from now is Christmas day!!!

Me with my very own Christmas card!

Oz theTerrier said...

Hi Hawk!
Only 10 days until Christmas?!? Oh dawg, I better start wrapping gifts. I just love giving gifts, don't you?
*high paw*

Getting to the heart of the matter

Does this photo from Christmas 2009 answer you question? 


Then on Wednesday’s post “Racing Toward Christmas”

Oz theTerrier said...

Hawk, are running so fast you may just catch Christmas early! If you do, will you share your catch with us?!?
*high paw*


Dolly theDoxie said...

Will running real fast make it get here sooner? Love Dolly


BOL!  I’ll share Christmas with everybody!  and yes, all the hurrying and racing about seems to fill the days to overflowing and they just disappear faster and faster!!!

Then we came to yesterday “Once Upon a Frosty Morn”…

SlimDoggy said...

Hey Hawk - glad you got back into warmer weather? How many bumpers do they hide for you - sounds like a fun game!


I’m happy to be back at the shore, but not as happy as my Human…though she is never happy when we get an early frost. 


As for the number of bumpers she hides, sometimes it’s just one, sometimes it’s a bunch and sometimes she puts piles in different spots then sends me to bring a bumper off of different ones…guess it depends on her mood or whim?  P1300757Sometimes she does the piles and then hides the dokken for me to fetch last.  It’s always changing.  P1230728And before you ask, I don’t get to just go around sniffin’ for ‘em.  She sends me to the spot where I’m supposed to fetch one.  


Just retrieving and returning isn’t enough…I must place whatever I retrieve in her hand.


These exercises are good mental stimulation for your retriever.  Remember we need jobs and discipline.  Not to mention the exercise burns calories.

You don’t have to use bumpers, you can use toys or balls or whatever you have that your dog likes.


Y’all come back now!






















  1. Happy Friday! Hope you get to do more retrieving today! Lee and Phod

  2. Hi Hawk, great follow-up! Thanks for joining the blog hop and I'm sorry you had so much trouble! I went in and fixed the link so your picture shows up in the blog hop. I hope you like the picture I picked. :-)

    I can't believe it's already 5 days before Christmas!! It's supposed to be in the 60's up here this weekend!

  3. Love the pics! I absolutely LOVE the horse pics!!!! Been one of my most fav animals since I was a child and had owned 2 of them!
    ((husky hugz)) from "love is being owned by a husky"

  4. Awesome follow up! It's always fun to learn more about the questions and comments others leave. A lot of time I learn just as much from the Follow Up Friday Q&A as I do the original posts!

  5. Excellent job Hawk. With hunting season, we haven't been doing much of that kind of retrieving and are anxious to get back at it.

  6. You are such a good boy and that is one beautiful picture of that horses eye, I just love paint horses, I used to have a black and white one. Have a wonderful weekend.