Tuesday Tidings ~ December 14, 2021

Greetings mates! You’re probably wondering what’s going on with a Tuesday post. Norman here to fill you in on the weekend event to benefit the Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Colorado. For a small donation, we wrapped gifts purchased at the local Park Meadows mall Orvis store. Well, that’s not completely true, I played greeter and breed ambassador at the doorway and worked my charms on visitors; mum just drove me.

It was a super long day and I was totally knackered by the end of it, but I did manage to bring a lot of smiles to people of all ages which was good experience for my time at hospital this week. Woof, woof!


One of the customers and her son smiled so much, they bought me a brand new toy! How cool is that?! They even let me pick it out from the other great toys they took home.


It was a tough decision because I liked them all. I sniffed and checked them all out but finally settled on the duck and let everyone know with my paw: This. One. Is. Mine. I even slept on it when I got home so the Ninja wouldn’t play with my beloved new toy.



We are very grateful to everyone who stopped by to share their OES stories and who left donations to help sheepies like me find their own ‘furever’ homes. Everyone was so generous and gave me loads of attention. You know, I think I’m getting pretty good at this ambassador thing. We managed to raise far more than we expected which will help sheepdogs that come into our rescue and who will likely need spay/neuter, possible procedures, health/vet checks. Without the generosity of folks like the ones who stopped by, the rescue wouldn’t be able to help others like they did with me in 2020. A big woof-out to the kind-hearted staff at Orvis who continue to help our rescue with their gracious kindness and generosity. We absolutely love them!

The day ended successfully with a beautiful sunset and one happy bloke. Thanks again to everyone who made this event such a rousing success!


Well, we’re off to bring more smiles to folks at the hospital. Have a pawsome Tuesday!

Live, love, bark! 🐾

50 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidings ~ December 14, 2021

  1. Yore mee Poochie Hero mee sweet Norman…hansum an tallented an sweet…
    You look ADOORBSS with yore mew Duck toy!!!
    Well dun rappin giftiess an doin guud werkss….
    Hi-5’ss an **nose kissess** BellaDharma an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum

    1. Thanks, he really IS a good boy and had a nice visit again at the hospital facility, West Pines. It’s been nearly 2 years since we’ve been there and it felt good. Norman was a big hit.

  2. Norman you absolutely ROCK. Looks like you enjoyed your day and just think of all the people you made SMILE when they saw you. The fund-raiser was a wonderful effort and I do believe you chose the bestest toy ever!!

    Hugs, Teddy

    1. Many thanks, Teddy. I’m pretty good at picking toys and this one seemed like the very best of the best.

  3. Norman, you made me smile the whole way through. You are a wonderful ambassador for OES. I’m so glad you got a nice new toy, and especially how you got it. XOX Amy

    1. Thank you, Amy. He really was a great ambassador for the breed and even put a few people afraid of big dogs at ease. I love watching him around people. He’s very aware of what’s going on.

  4. Yay, Norman! You keep an eye…and paw…on that nice toy!
    I love the pictures, that one of Norman in front of White Chocolate reminded me of how much I liked their southwest eggrolls, lol.

    1. It’s been quite surprising watching him keep his eye on it. He really seems to love it.

  5. That sounds like a wonderful and kind event. We just love Norman and his sweet face. And we think Mom needs to check out Orvis for some cute new toys for us too.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. Those toys were extremely well made and may even withstand the jaws of death (otherwise known as Elsa). 🀣

  6. Oh Norman!! I LOVE that smile that TOTALLY shows just how happy and PROUD you are of your adorable new toy!! what a good boy you are!! You deserve to have a special duckie like that!! Enjoy, you handsome fellow!!

    1. He’s so enjoying it and carries it around with him trying to engage me to take it from him. He’s so funny with that game.

  7. What a wonderful cause and you’re so handsome, Norman. I linked this post to Happy Tuesday.

    Have a woof woof day, Norman. A smooch to you, scritches to Elsa and a big hug to your mom. β™₯

    1. Thank you for the post to Happy Tuesday. He had a very busy day bringing smiles to so many nurses and is ever so tuckered out tonight. πŸ₯°

    1. Thanks, Helen. It really was, not just for the fundraising but for all the nice people we had the good fortune of meeting. Norman is so enthralled with that duck. Perhaps as a rescued dog himself, he’s more appreciative at good fortune.

    1. Thank you. It was such an unexpected and kind gesture and the fact that he loves it so much is frosting on the cake.

    1. Why thank you very much. It was one of those days that ended with a win, win for all concerned.

    1. Thanks Cupcake. I went over them thoroughly. Mom was surprised I didn’t take the turtle but that duck just called to me!

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