It was a fun and busy 2022 for me! I got to do lots of sports and tons of traveling. I also managed to earn some pretty good titles too! A lot of time was spent in the car, but it was worth it and I love going places.
My sports year started in March when I earned my Level 2 Interior Nose Work Title. Mom didn’t know if we could do it, but we did and it makes us both happy.
Next we took a wonderful road trip to Wyoming. On the way out, we saw the Bad Lands, and the Black Hills, including Mount Rushmore. It sure is beautiful out there! Wyoming is a place I had never been, so I got to add a state to my list. Now I have twenty two states visited.
Mom entered me and Olivia in Nose Work Trials in Laramie, WY. My trial was on the second day and we had so much fun searching an old prison! To Mom’s surprise, we only missed one hide and I earned my first NW3 Title! It sure makes a trip feel even better when you earn a pretty ribbon to take home! I had tried thirteen tries with no success before this Grand day.
May was kind of sad and disappointing. I was slotted to earn my FCAT Title after three runs but on my first FastCAT run, I tripped and hurt my right front leg. Thankfullly, it was not broken, but I had a lot of pain and I didn’t get to do much running or anything for almost six weeks. On the bright side, I got to do FastCAT again late in June and I earned my FCAT Title, only the second GBGV ever to do so. Of course, Olivia is the first, only because I was injured. This club handed out medallions instead of ribbons.
My busy 2022 continued on the same weekend with a surprising Barn Hunt Title. Mom said I would need several more Crazy 8’s runs to earn my bronze title but I proved her wrong and earned my Crazy 8’s Bronze Title in two runs! Being the family Barn Hunt specialist, it is fun to earn more titles in this sport. My siblings are all eating my dust in Barn Hunt, LOL!
In September I tried some Scent Work and I earned my Master Buried Title. Mom is hoping I can earn my overall Master’s Title in 2023. We are both glad I’m done with that stupid buried stuff! The club even has pretty pink ribbons for my new title.
My sports year ended on a super high note with a clean NW3 Title! We went to a local NW3 Trial and Mom said her only goal was that I worked and we both had fun. Well, to both of our surprise, I found all the hides with no mistakes and earned my second NW3 Title. Now I need one more and I could compete in Elite like Olivia.
It was definitely and fun and busy 2022 and I am looking forward to seeing what all we end up doing in 2023!