Good morning. I hope everyone is off to a good start for a productive week.
Saturday was Daisy's day! We followed Daisy to Sequim for her Nose Work Odor Recognition Test (ORT).
We were in separate cars (Nim + 2 senior Dalmatians in one car is a guarantee for some sort of disaster and as far as I am concerned the seniors always get priority). This time I was at the front of the ferry (Seattle to Bainbridge).
Nim had some fabulous people watching this time with all the ferry workers getting things set at the front of the boat. Also went we went to leave he had the bikers on his side (they unload first) which he also greatly enjoyed.
Much of Sequim kind of looks like this.
While Cindy went up to register Nim got silly in the cut grass that was dry and crackly like hay.
They he got under the car cover to check in on Daisy (barking) and Jackson (black ears and black around the eyes).
Finally it was Daisy's turn!
Working the prep boxes before we went in:
Daisy was a trooper to put up with the heat, the humans, and the riff raff. :) After her ORT we headed to Railroad Bridge Park which was a part of Sequim I haven't been to before (and dog friendly!).
Cindy got a photo of me taking the above photo of Nim.
She also got a photo of him contemplating his life with his long line in his mouth. I rarely put those photos on the blog because I take it as somewhat of a personal failure as a dog trainer. But it is the one line he is allowed to carry and the reality is he is more calm with the darn thing in his mouth.
What is even more surprising (with only the occasional exception) is that most people think it is ridiculously cute. It is a good lesson for me since I don't. :)
We attempted to get all three dogs together and looking in one direction. This is as close as we got:
Ha! It is fitting it would be Jackson and Nim together however because they totally like each other. Daisy on the other hand Nim can totally read to give her some distance.
I love this photo of Daisy and Jackson together (Cindy is photographing them straight on).
In the end, the seniors absolutely wore Nim out. :)
I pretty much didn't hear a peep out of him from Sequim to the ferry (unlike the drive to Sequim in which he didn't shut up the entire hour and half from the ferry dock to the ORT).
Heading over Hood Canal on the way home:
It was a great trip and got some of the wandering out of me hopefully so I can stay on task this week. Have a great Monday!