Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lot’s of Barks this Week!


Hi Y’all!




Come on along with me! I’m joining Thursday’s Barks and Bytes Blog Hop hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog.

I’m also linkin’ up with Ruckus the Eskie and Love is Being Owned by a Husky in Thoughtless Thursday.




Going back to last week’s “Up Close and Personal”…

Ruckus Eskie said...

Talk about up close and personal! Man hawk, you have some serious curls there. How do you maintain that?
Happy Thoughtless Thursday, Ruckus the Eskie




My hair is easy to maintain.  My Human brushes me about once a week.  My coat protects me from briars and other nasty things.  I shed.  I require no clipping and infrequent bathing, unless my allergies are bothering me.  Basically, Chessies have low maintenance coats.



Then I had this comment on my nice mountain weather…

M. K. Clinton said...

Hawk, you are so handsome! Can we possibly exchange weather? We have that green toy, but it isn't attached to a pull toy. Pierre loves it.



If you can figure out a way to talk to Mother Nature, I’d be willing to share…


On “The Parade of Toys”

M. K. Clinton said...

It looks like you have a wide choice of toys to choose from! Did you help your mom get the tick off? Those little vampire bugs are nasty!



My Human felt the tick crawling on her neck and got it off without my help or my Human Papa’s. 


Nature by Dawn said...

We like to vary the toys here too. It keeps the old toys looking new by putting them away for a while. Did you get an allergic reaction to timothy, Hawk?




I’ve been getting my allergy shots every week, so my Human Mama and Papa kept a close watch on my tummy, but all is well.

About “Evil Thoughts”

easyweimaraner said...

that's a thingy where all humans would scream and call you back... but it's only a test if she is a good doggy-guard, right?

Nature by Dawn said...

You just can't help yourself, right Hawk? :D



I just do it to be ornery.  She never gives me a moment’s privacy!  Unless she’s sleeping.


About yesterday’s post “Hand It to Me Please”

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Is it a new toy? ENJOY! Happy Wednesday. Golden Woofs


No, here is a picture of me with my Human Papa in August 2012


kate obrien said...

Well done Hawk. Have you been practicing that long?




“Pick it up”, “hand it to me” are always followed with “please” and “thank you” when I hand it to my Human.  (Here is a post of training retrievers to do these chores) and (here is an earlier post on basic training to retrieve) Those are some of my main chores that I do around the house.

Some of y’all mentioned that you like to play chase…When I came to live with my Humans I thought the game was “keep away”!  I get the bumper or toy and you, the human, chase me for it.  Great fun and of course I always won!  My Human was warned when she got me.  


We retrievers can be very helpful around the house.  I pick up laundry when my Human drops it and other things and hand them over.  She often has treats with her and pays me when she says “thank you”. 



Yes, I’m now a senior dog, but my Human still pays me the treats like I’m a pup…and I LOVE IT!!!




Y’all hurry back now!








  1. I would trade weather with you too, Hawk!

    Monty and Harlow

  2. I hope you don't every destroy your green toy! What would you do then? Mom knows a Chessie lady here and we have seen some at nose work tests. You are sort of like curly retrievers, but then again not. Always love your "out in nature" photos.

  3. Nice to see what others have commented to you.

  4. Great catch up Hawk and glad the allergy is under control. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. You're a lucky boy Hawk - getting paid in treats is the best!

  6. That is a beautiful coat! And a yummy looking toy. Wonderful to see you live life to the fullest, Hawk!

  7. From what I hear, Hawk a well paid retriever is a happy retriever! Keep up the good work over there!
    Your pal,

  8. Ooo that's good to know! How infrequent are these baths that you require? Ruckus goes 1-2 months without a bath..depending on how dirty he gets!

    Thanks for sharing on Thoughtless Thursday with us!

  9. Great wrap up Hawk, hope you have a pawsome day,and thanks for linking up with us!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. we agree with MK you sure are handsome

    retro rover

  11. sorry for the allergies! hope they stay under control for you! :)

  12. We are lucky we don't have allergies, but our Lady does, she knows they suck. Uggh! A tick, Lee had one once and it was yucky.

  13. That is so nice that you're coat is low maintenance!

  14. Great recap this week. You are a very helpful retriever Hawk! :)

    Thanks for joining the hop!

  15. Wonderful summary of the week! That green toy looks like it is your favorite, I hope it last a long time for you.

  16. Thank you for joining the blog hop Hawk.

    You should continue to get treats even if you are considered 'senior.' If you are helping out, you should be paid for that!

  17. Wow, you sue got a lot of great barks, Hawk! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for posting all those adorable photos. :)

  18. You got the best humans! Love and pets!