I was sniffing in the woods a couple weeks ago for my NW3 Nose Work Trial at Camp Kiwanis. We were fortunate to have our favorite photographer shooting some of my exterior searches. The photos in this post were purchased from Caprise Adams, the trial photographer, for our own use. Obviously, Mom can’t take our own photos when we are working. Thank you to Caprise for taking more great photos of me! These are just a few of our favorites from the entire collection.
Mom said from the start that this camp would make searching with me a bit difficult and she was right. There are so many critter smells in the leaves and on the logs, it is very distracting. My day started with an exterior search. I missed one of the two hides. Mom said she had a feeling I missed one, but she also thought at least we would get some cute photos of me enjoying myself sniffing around.
See the plastic chair? Mom had a feeling there was a hide on it, but I would not go to it. In the end she was right but I was too busy to bother with a plastic chair. She says now that Olivia has advanced to a higher level she is going to work harder with me. At least the pressure is off for me since Olivia does so well. I think it will help me and Mom work better together in the future.
Peak a boo…I see you over there, camera lady!
Hmmm…I really wonder if there are actual moose in that moose lodge over there? I sure hope not as they would be big and scary. Luckily, I am usually not afraid of animals bigger than me. I take them on but Mom says I am not as big as I feel I am.
This trial had a second exterior search which means, more sniffing in the woods! There wasn’t much to search in this second area. I was pretty interested in the picnic table but I wasn’t sure exactly where the odor was hidden. Maybe on top of the table, or maybe not?
I sniffed around the whole table and figured out exactly where the odor was.
Each of us has our own way of “alerting” when we find odor. Mom says mine is the cutest because I back away a bit and make a cute face. Sometimes I stick my tongue out a bit too. No matter how I look, I always look happy and pleased with myself which makes Mom happy. PS: Do you see Mom is dressed in her pink clothes because it is my search day?
Hope you enjoyed a bit of my sniffing in the woods. I missed two hides all day which is a bummer. If I missed only one, I would have had a second leg and a title. Mom and I will keep working on it.
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