Successful sniffing makes our family quite happy. Last weekend, Bailie and I were in an AKC Scent Work Trial at the Scott County Fairgrounds. It was a lot of fun, and we got to do lots of sniffing. Mom was the Volunteer Coordinator, so I helped her out with some of the signage.
Being a Volunteer Coordinator helper is hard work! After helping for a while, I had to sit down and rest. Lucky for me, they had an Adirondack chair in just my size! You know we love to find these big chairs!
We got to sniff in some fun spots like horse barns, food buildings, and stacks of picnic tables. There was lots of dirt, and I managed to keep my beard real dirty most of the weekend.
Bailie went around with Mom helping out sometimes too. We both managed to get into sand burrs which was not a good thing. They are super painful and hard for Mom to remove from our furs.
We love this quote! It really gets one in the right frame of mind for the competition. Our goal for the weekend was four new titles between me and Bailie. We could possibly get five, but we don’t want to be greedy.
Bailie didn’t have a good overall pass rate, but she managed to squeak out two new titles, and in two of her legs she placed fourth! Neither of us ever place at big trials like this, so it was an amazing accomplishment! Her new fancy name is: Ethos Irish Cream TD SWN SWA SCE SEE RATO CGC NW1 NW2 L1I L1E L1C L1V L2C NW3-V NW3-I. The Container and Exterior Excellent Titles are her new ones.
I passed a lot more of my searches than Bailie did, but I only earned one new title, my Advanced Exterior Title. Amazingly, I earned a second and a third place in Advanced Buried Hides! Mom is super proud of all our placements. I would have probably gotten my title in Advanced Buried, but a woman rode by in a cart pulled by a horse, and it totally threw me and Mom off our game. Oh well, next time! My new fancy name is: Ethos Intel Inside TD NAP NJP SWN SIA SCA SEA RATS CGC NW1 NW2 L1E L1C L1I. Our string of sports weekends seems to be off to a good start!
Sniffing and titles make us happy, so I’m joining Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday!