Last Friday, I went to the University of St. Thomas for my Elite Trial. Mom graduated from this school a long, long time ago, back when it had just transitioned from a boys college to coed, and was a college, not a university. She could not wait to trial with her best nose work dog where she had studied.
The place had changed a lot since she was there for college. As a matter of fact, she could barely find the part of campus she went to. They are busy expanding and it is so much bigger now. We got to search in the science and technology campus. There were four searches: a greenhouse, a large hallway, the auditorium, and two adjoining physics classrooms.
For some reason, in the two morning searches, Mom and I were not in sync as we usually are and I missed one hide in each of the two searches. Still we had a good time. I started the afternoon rocking the auditorium search, and I also did a great job in the physics rooms. All our hard work paid off with four pretty ribbons, three of which surprised us a bit.
The weekend before I placed first in the trial with a score of 100%. At our University of St. Thomas Trial, Mom didn’t expect any placements except perhaps for my speed in the auditorium. We were totally shocked when we found out we placed third in both afternoon searches, got pronounced (it is given for exceptional teamwork) in both afternoon searches and second place overall in the trial out of the thirty teams! I also earned my Elite3 Title which we were expecting.
Since Mom went to the University of St. Thomas and I got so many nice ribbons there, we had to have a photo of the two of us together. Team Orange is on a roll. We wonder what is up next for us!
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