Being four has been pretty decent. I didn’t have as many accomplishments as I have had in previous years but I did have some big ones that count as more than one in my furry mind! My actual birthday is the tenth, so I better get going on my posts or I’ll miss my week of fame!
The first accomplishment I had came in October when I earned my Scent Work Exterior Excellent Title. We were at the Scott County Fairgrounds in Jordan. Now I only have to pass two legs of buried hides to earn my overall Excellent title.
Next up I earned my NW3-E Title which is a Nose Work Level 3 Exterior Title in November. Do you see a trend here in me earning exterior titles? It’s probably just a coincidence. There are four NW3 Element Titles to earn and this is my third one.
The biggest accomplishment I have had being four is my RATCH – Barn Hunt Champion, which I earned in June in Iowa. All of us have our favorite sports and mine is Barn Hunt. It is so fun for me to find those rats! I could hunt them all day every day. Finally I earned one of those really big, fancy ribbons too. Don’t forget, I also got a chair for my RATCH, so Mom has a prize too!
On the day after my RATCH, I earned my DCAT Title in FastCAT. It was quite a weekend for me! Olivia also earned her DCAT the same day. We didn’t get a shot of me alone with my ribbon, just me and Olivia with all the ribbons. The club really has some pretty ribbons. There is no doubt about it…for me the ideal weekend of dog sports is a Barn Hunt/FastCAT combination. I really love those two sports!
My final title of my year is the NW3-I, my Nose Work 3 Interior Element Title. Now I am the first dog in our family to have earned all four titles! Not only did I earn that title, but I earned my first leg towards an NW3 Title. It was a great weekend for me!
We were supposed to go to Iowa this weekend for three days of FastCAT but Mom cancelled because she says she isn’t quite ready to travel yet. Hopefully we will get back to our sports soon as we all miss it already! There are a few events on the radar. No matter, I’m thankful for my accomplishments this past year.
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