Sunday, 18 November 2012

Share It Sunday’, Guest Blog Sand Spring Chesapeakes!

Nominated by last week’s guest 2 Brown Dawgs Blog!

The Old Hunting Dog!

I have a young hunting dog, a adolescent hunting dog, a middle age hunting dog and I have one very special old hunting dog. My old hunting dog gave me my middle age hunting dog and my adolescent hunting dog. Without him I wouldn’t have my young hunting dog. I have a whole circle of hunting dogs that I am very proud of which wouldn’t have been possible without the old hunting dog.

I took the circle of hunting dogs (all 4 of them) pheasant hunting today. It was a bitter-sweet day and very emotional one. I get more and more emotional each time I take that old hunting dog out hunting as I know there won’t be many hunting days in the future. I started out with Norman and Glory. I figured that Grandpa could teach Glory some of his hunting tricks. So we were off the old hunting dog, the young hunting dog and I. Glory was her typical puppy self and ran amuck smelling everything and running through the marsh like she didn’t have a care in the world. I remembered back in the day when Norman was like that and how I wish there was a fountain of youth for that guy. I remember when he used to be the leader and I was the follower, I would follow where ever his nose would take us and it would always take us to a pheasant. Today I was the leader and he was the follower. His legs aren’t what they used to be and he tires very quickly so he follows along in my footsteps as it is easier to let me blaze the trail. If he cuts a track he then will go off on that scent and work it like he did when he was young. I realized that it doesn’t matter who is the leader and who is the follower as long as we are both out in the field doing what we love the most. I would say hunting is what we love the most but I think I enjoy the time we spend together and it is a bonus if we actually get a bird. We didn’t get any birds today but it was still a wonderful day because I was spending it with my furry friends. I could see Norman was getting tired so we walked back to the truck of course I was crying as we walked back to the truck because I was taking my hunting buddy back to the truck because he was getting tired. I put him in the front of the truck and got the adolescent and the middle age dogs out and off we went again in hopes to find a bird. As we were walking off the old hunting dog was barking to go with and it broke my heart to leave him behind. How was I suppose to shoot a bird with tears streaming down my face? Well I didn’t have to worry about that as the gang worked and worked but not a bird to be found. Again it’s not about the hunt but about the time spent with the fur kids. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. So even know it was a sad day it was a good day because that old hunting dog  is still with me ready to go out again one day soon.

Grandpa & Glory.

The Old Hunting Dog.

Gpa teaching Glory how to cut a track.

The pheasants in here!

About Me!

My husband and I have four “furry” children Norman, Nellie, Gambler who was born 5/13/2011 out of Norman and Glory our newest puppy who was born 12/4/11 out of Nellie. We breed Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. We are both avid hunters. We also enjoy competing with our dogs in hunt tests and field trials. That is where you can find us during the trial months which are April-September. When were not at a trial we are busy training our dogs with our trainer in Sheboygan. We go snow goose hunting in Canada each year and do all the hunting that Wisconsin offers. We are a small kennel in South Central WI specializing in breeding Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.




Continuing to give something back on my ‘Share It Sunday’. We all share and we grow together.  Pop over say hello and make a new friend.

From the author Molly The Wally.

And don’t forget Roo’s Power Of The Paw web site where we can stop over and wish our furry friends who are under the weather well.


  1. They are beautiful Pups Molly, The sun is out so have a great day. I didn't know you were in the calender girls too..BOL, so I have changed my begging plea..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Nice to meet all of you! I've always wanted a field retriever, but would need lots of help. The area I live in doesn't have a lot of folks interested in it.


  3. I like the first picture ;o) Wow 4 doggies.... I imagine my staff would have 4 Weimaraners....hmmm ... must laugh... Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

  4. I LOVE CHESAPEAKES! But they are quiet oily to the touch! Labradors are my all-time favorites, however, because they NEVER EVER GROW UP!

  5. what beauties...Mom said she has seen them on the Westminster Dog shows...
    Hugs and Happy Sunday
    Madi your BFFF

  6. Sweet Miz Molly,

    THANK YOU PRECIOUS ONE for your visit today! Did you like the little westie and scotty dogs in my post? They could be sensational friends for you! BIG HUGS and see you tomorrow morning! Anita

  7. Nice to meet you! Lee and Phod

  8. I love that you do and I get to see blogs I don't know about! Molly, we voted for you in the calendar too :)

  9. We'd never even heard of Chesapeakes - interesting! And ooh we have to say we LOVE Roo's POTP web site and logo/icon!!

  10. Thank you so much Molly The Wally for including me on your Share It Sunday post. Thank you everyone for your nice comments. Yes I do have 4 and none of mine are oily as yes some can be very oily. We love to hunt and run hunt test compititions with our gang. Thanks again for taking a look at my gang.

  11. Great post and lovely dogs. What a great pack. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Great idea to share other sites. I know this one and have read this particular post before but really think it's great to spread the word.

  13. Sand Spring Chesapeakes picked an excellent post! I loved that one.


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