On the weekend we took a two day trip to Shawano, Wisconsin for my third Elite Nose Work Trial. We have never been there before, so we didn’t know what to expect. Upon entering the town, we found out it is the Barn Quilt Capital of Wisconsin. Friday afternoon we spent some tome in the old part of town. One thing we found by accident, was one of the most popular Instagram photo sites. It is pretty cool to see in person, the Barn Quilt and the bicycle up on the side of the building.
A fun store with all kinds of crazy stuff has this cute mural with the hearts on the side. Of course, we had to take a photo with it.
Since the whole trip to Shawano was for me and my Elite Trial, Mom wanted to take a photo of me at the train station. She can be so silly!
The weather on Friday was so beautiful, but Saturday was a different story. Saturday was cold and rainy, actually it poured most of the day. My trial was at Camp Tekakwitha on a lake. With all the rain, it got pretty muddy and sandy by the end of the day.
My first search turned out to be a disaster as Mom really messed it up. She decided we needed to do my next three searches perfectly to make up for the mess. Guess what? My last three searches were perfect! And best of all, I earned third place in my theater search! Overall, I placed ninth in the trial out of thirty dogs which isn’t too bad.
I’m the only dog in the family to ever earn any placements in nose work, and this is my first one in Elite. Hopefully Mom will get better at calling hides faster and I can earn even more of these pretty ribbons. Despite being cold and soaking wet, the trial was super fun and the two day trip was really nice. Now we will be home for two months at least before we do any more traveling. It’s time to take a break from riding in the car!
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