Sunday, 11 May 2014

Share It Sunday, Sand Spring Chesapeakes!

RecipeForMoments: My Soulmates Son

My special moment was born on 5/13/11. His name is Gambler and he is My Soulmates Son. I waited 8 years for my Norman son and he was well worth the wait.


Norman was my soulmate, my best friend, my faithful companion so Gambler has some pretty big paws to fill.


I competed with Norman in AKC and UKC hunt tests in which he received the highest titles, I never did any other venues with him. Gambler on the other hand in his short life has already outdone his dad in competing and titling in multiple venues.

Gambler has his UKC Senior Dock Jumping title, his UKC Hunting Retriever title, his UKC Grand Champion show title and his AKC Senior Hunter Title. All this before he is 3 years old.

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One of my proudest moments happened at the 2013 UKC Premier. This is where I seen and felt the unconditional love this boy has for me. I had other handlers show him for me as I was handling his sister Glory in the same show ring. He never took his eyes off me. He always needed to know where I was. Needing to know where I was didn’t mess his gate up at all or his stacking. As long as he could see me he was a statue with the best manners. He wouldn’t face the right way when in the line up ready to be stacked. He was backwards so he could see me. The judges didn’t mind this as they said “it doesn’t matter what side I examine as long as he is happy” and happy he was when he could see his momma.


My heart just melted when he stood backwards. All this guy wants to do is please me and show me how much he loves me.

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He went Best Of Breed three out of the five shows this week. You can just see the love and devotion in his eyes when I was handling him. He is 3/4 on the way to filling those big paws of my soulmate.


We finished off our special show moments by receiving his UKC Grand Champion title this past November. This truly is the most special moment for me as I have never shown dogs in conformation before and to have Norman’s son as a Grand Champion is more than I could of ever expected. He ended the 2013 year by being in the top 10  UKC Breed and Dog standings. He was #1 for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever two years in a row. #RecipeForMoments for sure!

Sand Spring Chesapeakes!

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

From the author Molly The Wally.


  1. OMD, I have tears welling up in my eyes. There is NOTHING like the love of a faithful friend, four-legged or two. To be that faithful, to need you as much as you need him, this is a bond that is magic. I need to have a good cry here...


  2. Beautiful dog. And so much kindness in his eyes. Have a lovely Sunday.

  3. That was a most wonderful woofie post!

  4. Such a handsome fella,xx Speedy and Rachel

  5. Gambler is a grrrrrreat guy.

    Happy Mother's Day to YOUR Mom, Molly.
    AND.... THANK you SOOOOOOO much fur the BEAUTIFUL E-Card fur Our Mom... SHE LOVED IT.

  6. So great getting to meet Gambler....What a guy!

    And, Molly, we wish your Mommy a Happy Mama's Day even though it's not being officially celebrated across the pond today. Every day should be Hap-Pee fur our Mommy's.

  7. We wuvwuvwuv Gambler! Happy Mother's Day! Woooowoooooo! Ku and the whole gang,

  8. what a sweet and handsome boy.

  9. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS K9's and their mom. What nice pics for Mother's Day
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. What a great blog Molly, thanks for sharing!!!

    Happy Mother's Day Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to your Mommy. Blessings to you!

  12. We just found your blog. Wow! It is vast and filled with great pictures and stories. Please come visit me and my esteemed colleague Joey dog and our humans on The Daily Bone. Oh, and Happy Mother's Day!

  13. What a wonderful post ...such a lovely breed too. Happy Mother's Day :)

  14. Oh I luv those pups and their mom!
    Great blog!! Nice to see them featured!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  15. What a fabulous share Molly! It was sure nice to meets the Spring Chesapeakes. And Molly, mes come to wish your Mommy a happy North American Mother's Day!
    Mom, you are the centerpiece of our lives.
    Wes can't thank you enough for all you have done.
    You makes us smile when we is sad.
    You are the best mother a cat could have!

  16. A beautiful share for Mothers Day!
    Happy Mothers Day to your Mum, Molly!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  17. HI Y"all!

    What a wonderful post for Mother's Day!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  18. We loved this post! It made our eyes leak for some reason!! Have a great week :) xox

  19. Beautiful post! Happy Mother's Day to your mom, Molly. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  20. What a clever boy. Great post. Sniff and wags from Laika and Vaks.

  21. Molly, thank you so much for featuring us today on Mother's Day. I am so proud of this boy and he means the world to me. Thank you to all your readers who visited and left really nice comments. Give your mom a big hug for featuring us today. Hope you have a great rest of the evening and a great week ahead. Peace

  22. Happy Mother's Day give your mom a big lick in the face.

    Aroo to you,

  23. A very beautiful post!
    Happy Moms Day to your mom!

  24. Yes, beautiful indeed! Happy Mother's Day to your mom!

  25. I totally love the Sand Spring Crew, thanks for spotlighting them Molly!

  26. Great share. I love the story. I love how some dogs are just so attuned to their owners.

    Beautiful post today!

  27. Yikes I am so far behind! I was with the famous G-man on the very day that you posted this. He is even more handsome in person!