Today we have a variety of outdoor activities to share. The biggest news is that I passed my tracking certification test on Tuesday. Now I can enter a tracking test. I hate so mention it, but Olivia did not pass hers, so she is a bit bent out of shape about the whole thing.
My track was on the field behind me. The grass was still really wet from all our rain, and it was cool out – ideal tracking weather. Joan, the judge, laid my track before we arrived and it aged a half hour. It was just over 440 yards long with four turns and I ran it in about four minutes. Mom was very lost and kept telling me we were failing. I have to tune her out and do my thing. Thank dog, she keeps following me. The judge said I did a beautiful run with textbook turns. Mom is super proud of me and we hope to get a spot in the October test.
Yesterday the 2023 FastCAT Invitational invitations for my three sisters arrived. We are not going, but it is an honor to be invited even if not very many GBGV’s ran. The invitations are for the 2022 year. Bailie is invited and we are so proud of her to make it but she would rather die than do a road trip to Florida. She has been there three times in her life and she doesn’t want any more road trips! If Madison and Nelson get invited along with me for 2024, we may do the trip. Right now we are in good shape, but the season isn’t over.
Finally, my girlfriend next door has been running the fence with me a lot lately. Even Bailie sometimes joins in our fun.
We keep racing up and down the fence line. It is one of my favorite outdoor activities, and I think it helps me train for FastCAT too. Look at my girl’s tongue, it is super long and hanging out the side of her mouth.
Bailie gets tired of racing with us youngsters but I keep on racing. I don’t know why she isn’t running, but I am flying.
Oh dear, I’m overshooting my target. I have to slow myself down somehow!
Time for a quick stop maneuver. I think my girl is toying with me. I’m eleven months older than she is. We first met back in April when she moved in with her family. As she has gotten older, we play more and more. Since she is an only dog, she loves having friends next door to play with.
I’m joining my friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.