The highlights of 2019 are what we are looking back on today, December 31st. It was a busy year again, with lots of fun and exciting happenings. We will only hit on some of them today, but they are all documented on our blog.
January 2019 was pretty uneventful. The only real information we have is that it was cold and snowy, which we love.
We had record snowfall for February in 2019, and we loved it!
Mom also got around to ordering Emma’s memory box. We put so many things in there, and keep it in the living room where we spend a lot of time.
March meant a blog overhaul. It was time for a new look after quite a few years of the same theme. One improvement we really love is the larger photo size.
We cleaned up at the Scent Work Trial in Sioux Falls. Bailie really did well.
My Iowa nose work trial was in the town where John Wayne was born, so I got my title and we visited his birthplace.
By far the most exciting moment in March was the birth of Olivia, Ethos Loving The Northland on the 25th. She is the fourth one from the left.
In April I did my first NW3 Trial and only missed one hide. Mom and I were pretty happy with that.
Emma received the Legacy Award from the GBGVCA for her promotion of our breed during her life. Mom flew down to Atlanta for a day to accept the award.
In May, Bailie finished her Advanced Scent Work Title. She seems to do really well in Scent Work, better than in Nose Work.
The biggest event was picking up our new sister Olivia in Missouri at our breeder’s place.
In June, Bailie turned six! Where do the years go so fast?
I earned my first Masters Barn Hunt leg.
Bailie tried FastCAT for the first time and loved it!
Finally, I decided to retire from agility because I just didn’t enjoy it very much. I had some good times, and two titles, but that was plenty for me.
Olivia took a stab at the indoor pool and dock diving, but it really isn’t her thing.
In August I turned three.
I also earned my L1C and L1I titles in Nose Work.
Olivia graduated from Puppy Einstein class.
This month, Olivia earned her tracking certification. Thank goodness it doesn’t expire for two years as tests are few and far between.
Bailie and I earned some Scent Work Titles to add to our collections.
Olivia and I worked on Barn Hunt in October. I earned my second Masters leg, and she earned her first title, RATN.
Bailie did some Nose Work element trials and really surprised Mom by earning her L2I, Level 2 Interior Title on the first try! She failed vehicles miserably, but on the Zamboni search, she was the fastest of all the dogs which is amazing as we are not normally all that fast.
Later in the month we went to Iowa for Scent Work and brought home a ton of bling! Olivia even earned a high in class!
In November, Olivia continued on her roll earning her CGC title and she completed beginner obedience.
She also passed two of her three odor recognition tests.
We traveled to Sioux Falls for Scent Work and Olivia earned two more Scent Work Titles.
Olivia finished her third ORT test so she is done with that.
I ended the year with a new Barn Hunt Title, more on that Thursday! This rat is just part of what I won with my new title. Isn’t he cute?
Those are the highlights of 2019 for us. Have a safe New Year’s Eve! See you all next year!
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