It’s Follow-up Friday! Jodi from Heart Like A Dog is off having fun at the Blog Paws conference and left me here to hold down the fort as co-host. I always enjoy co-hosting:
The blog hop that let’s you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.
First, I want to apologize to those of you who tried to enter you link for This ‘N That Thursday yesterday. I checked around 2 pm and finally the linky was working. Thanks so much to those of you who came back to enter your links. If you wanted to enter your link and couldn’t, the hop will be open for a couple more days.
There was some discussion in the comments about Chessie coats. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have several coat styles and depending on where they are in the cycle of their coat, (full coat, summer coat, etc.) they may all look different. The most important thing is for Chessies to be double coated which means that you should not be able to see skin. However, when our dogs are out of coat, they will shed right down to their skin.
Here are some examples of our dog’s coats. You will notice that all of our dogs have slightly different coat styles. Thunder’s is quite short.
Thunder From May 2009 Around The Time He Finished His Championship
The next picture is Thunder at the end of his summer coat. You can see his coat is pretty smooth.
Thunder October 2011 Out Of Coat
Here is a close up of Thunder’s coat when it is wet.
Thunder June 2011
Storm’s coat is a bit longer than Thunder’s on her back and the sides.
Storm April 2011
The next picture is from July 2011. Quite a difference from a few months earlier.
A close up look at Storm’s coat.
Storm Dripping Wet May 2011
Freighter’s coat is between Thunder’s and Storm’s. It is fairly long and curly on his back but short on the sides. Of course he won’t get his actual adult coat until this Fall/Winter.
Freighter January 2013
It was in the 40′s on Sunday and the 80′s on Wednesday. Crazy crazy Spring!
Did you catch the picture of Thunder’s handler from Sunday with winter garb on?
I had fun doing this. If I get my act together, I may try one for Storm and Freighter. It might be cutting it close, but maybe I can get it done.
If you haven’t played yet, check out the links on my post and try it!
That’s it for this addition of Follow-up Friday. Thanks again to Jodi for asking me to co-host.
We have a hunt test this weekend. None of our dogs are entered, but we are working the test.
Have a nice weekend!
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