Friday, October 31, 2014

Training or Not?



Hi Y’all!


Today I’m joining Slim Doggy, Emma from MyGBGV Life and To Dog With Love in Fit Dog Friday blog hop!

I’m also joining the Pet Parade Blog Hop hosted by Rascal and Rocco and co-hosted by Jan's Funny Farm, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking from the Bayou, and Love is being Owned by a Husky!

And, since it’s the last Friday of the month…check out all the Halloween tales (or is it tails?)…


Most of y’all are celebrating Halloween…we live in a rural area and have never seen a “trick or treater”. 

Hope y’all have a ghostly good time!



Yesterday I promised y’all…“Check out my post tomorrow for more about recall training.”


Let’s go all the way back to when I first came to live with my Humans…One day I found myself in the long hall with a long rope attached to my collar…



My Human put me in a “sit, wait” at the end of the hall.  She walked to the other end.  Then she called me “here!” 


Then we moved outside…still with the “check cord” (rope) on my collar. 

"I knew there was no turning back now!"  Only going forward…


Molly The Wally comments…   

“Great catch up Hawk and now back to treats...??? Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly”


Yep treats…I got treats when I came “here”.  I still get treats when I “here”.  It didn’t take long for me to realize my Human could pull me back with that “check cord”. 



“my mom said, that's THE RIGHT way: you get paid for doing... and then she looked at moi... seems I have a problem, huh?”



No, you don’t have a problem…we’re retrievers…we love to retrieve stuff…the Humans have to pay up when we help them.  Humans work, why shouldn’t we?


Sometimes I think my Humans chose me because I was a retriever.  Retrievers work closely with their humans.


Now, there are “sight hounds” that chase anything that moves and “scent hounds” that will track anything ‘til they find it.  These breeds have a strong prey drive and may be less inclined to think of their human as a partner.

If they’re not careful they might catch a Goblin!!!




Then there are “another” kind of dog…BOL!!! All they need to do is “train the humans!”

Jerry E Beuterbaugh 

“Our training has expanded to include giving treats when one of us leaves the living room and then comes back. Trixie insists that the key is her intense stare-down while Grayson wants to believe that his Kung-Fu puppy spinning back-kick does the trick for treats. To be quite honest about it, we are helpless to resist either one. Sigh.”


How Sam Sees It  

“Our pups get treats for looking cute - we are suckers!
Monty and Harlow”


Unfortunately, my Human isn’t into “cute” or “eyes”…I have to train EVERY day.  My Human is big on “reinforcing” training.



Y’all come on back now!










Thursday, October 30, 2014

Whose Barkin’ About What?



Hi Y’all!



Let’s go join Thursday’s Barks and Bytes Blog Hop hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog.


You might also enjoy hopping around with Ruckus the Eskie and Love is Being Owned by a Husky in Thoughtless Thursday.



Last Friday’s post “Active Day” brought a number of comments about “treats” for rewards…


Jerry E Beuterbaugh 

“Our pups get treats when I get out of bed, when Arlynda gets out of bed, when one of us comes back into the house from going outside for some reason and when they come back into the house from doing their business. That makes us well-trained--right?”



BOL!!!  I have to get busy trainin’ my Humans!  I only get paid for doin’.  The only exception is when they leave for appointments or shopping, I get paid up front to guard the house.  




Jenna,Mark Drady  

“Did someone say treats?
Thanks for linking up with us HAwk!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!



Yep!  I said TREATS!!!

Check out my post tomorrow for more about recall training. 


On Black and White Sunday’s post, “Now Where”…


brought this comment from Bichonpawz

“We think you must be going back to your other house! We just did that too! It is a lot of work...but we have fun! Xo Chloe and LadyBug”

Was followed up with Mischief Monday’s post “Mischief in the Making

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Do y’all think I look confused?

I’ve never been here before.  None of my pee pals have left any messages??”

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Miley's Daily Scoop queried… 

“No pee mail??? Sounds mischievous to us!!!”

Talent Hounds asked…

“What's so confusing Hawk?”

Shannon Adams  said…  

“I left a comment but I'm not sure if it went through bc something went all wonky. :-/ So anyway, a new place to explore can be fun! Did you leave pee mail for someone else to read?”


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Janet Keefe  

“We think you were on the move, and cell phones don't do very well at capturing that! We wonder what new place you were at though?Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets”

Y’all want to know too, where I was and why don’t you?


My Humans took me with them to an appointment. And yes, I left lots of pee mail for the next doggie.

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Yep, Chloe and LadyBug were right…we then returned to the low country where the flowers bloom



Y’all hurry on back now!








Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I Love Lucy!




Hi!  So glad you found me.  I’m so excited to tell my story on Tuesday’s Tales!

I’m looking for a special family to adopt and share my love.  I love children.  I’m house trained. 


Lucy petfinder 10 28 2004

No Dog Left Behind found me just in the nick of time. I was pregnant with a litter of 9, very hungry and in need of medical attention. I'm so grateful to the people who helped me, I show them everyday. Even when I'm riding in the truck with my Foster Mom, I will rest my cheek against hers.”


Come on and meet me.  You can learn more about me and my story at or No Dog Left Behind.


Lucy's adoption fee includes: rabies vaccination, DHPP vaccination, de-wormer, 4DX heartworm/tick disease test, spay, flea and tick preventive, heartworm preventive, pre-paid micro-chip, and a full veterinary exam. Adoption fee: $285.00

Pet ID: 826 • House trained • Spayed/Neutered • Shots Current



PO Box 29461 Brooklyn Center, MN 55429




(All photos and info are courtesy of No Dog Left Behind and

















Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday’s Mischief in the Making?



Hi Y’all!


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Welcome to Monday Mischief – The pet blog hop that wraps up the weekend! This Blog Hop is brought to you by Alfie’s Blog, Snoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies.


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Do y’all think I look confused?


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Well, I am!  I’ve never been here before.  None of my pee pals have left any messages??

Sorry the Human did such a poor job of takin’ snaps with her cell phone. 

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Y’all hurry back now!