Last weekend we were at the Michigan Firehouse Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan for another Elite Nose Work Trial for me. Finding trials that search fun places is not always easy, so when I got into this one, I could not pass it up.
I was a bit tired the morning of my trial, but I will do almost anything for nose work, so I managed to get up and head on over to the museum. It’s funny how we sleep a lot in the car on a road trip, but we are still tired when we arrive.
One thing about nose work trials is that we are all pretty well behaved and when we finish a trial, the site is usually even more clean than when we arrived. For this trial we got to be in the museum and search all kinds of old trucks and equipment.
For all our searches we waited outside for our turn. This is a shot of me in front of the garage doors.
Inside we could see all kinds of fun old stuff. Most of it we didn’t get to notice because we were busy working on nose work, though. There were also fake people randomly placed around the museum but they didn’t bother me at all.
They also have fake Dalmatians placed here and there, but no one was worried about them either. I don’t think we got a photo of any of them.
When we were searching Mom could not believe how many vehicles they placed in this one building.
Just for fun, they have this clown car like truck up high when you come in the place.
Seeing and sniffing all the old trucks and equipment was a really great time and experience, something most dogs never get to do. I’m thankful Mom looks for out of the ordinary trials and we get to search them together.
In the end we found fifteen of seventeen hides and earned 88 points which is great. We were way too slow, so we didn’t get any placements. It was a fun trip with super fun searching! If you are ever in Ypsilanti, you should check out the Michigan Firehouse Museum, it is really a fun place to see…or smell.
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