Today's post is mostly about my mom's mini Aussie, Gypsy and her very successful ORT, but first a couple of other items of interest:
1. BIG NEWS - the missing pit bulls have apparently been found this afternoon. I don't have the full update, but they are alive and obviously quite skinny. The would have been missing a full month as of Monday. They were ultimately located roughly in the same wilderness they went missing. That means they went through a couple of mountain snow storms as well. Crazy. Hopefully they will regain their weight and there is no other injury or long-term damage.
2. Check out my one antler deer...he was persistent this morning.
Gypsy had a great day today at her ORT today!
If you are a Nose Work person, you know that ultimately dogs have to pass odor recognition tests (ORTs) on three scents: birch, anise, and clove to participate in the Nose Work search trials.
Last year Gypsy did her Birch and Anise. Today it was time to get her third scent: Clove.
She did fabulous!
This video is the practice boxes before you enter for the actual timed event:
This video is her timed performance and successful identification of the clove box:
You can see she totally nailed it. She didn't even want to take the time to walk the entire set-up first.
Well done Gypsy! She has already done her NW1 and in the next month or so we go to Fife for her NW2. I can't film those, but you will still hear about how it goes.
I am not sure I am ready for Monday, but at least it is supposed to be warm again.