I know the answer already…!
He my 12 year old hunting buddy and only goes out on the warm days now...he's earned it.
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What is that next to Jake?
Beautiful pair of doggies! You’re going to have so much fun. Very happy for you. It’s kinda hard for non dog owners to realize just how much unconditional love these animals give to us but we know, don’t we Rob?
You can't buy happiness, but you can rescue it.
Well my boy Tyrion and I are finally back home from our rally trials. We had a great time even though we didn’t make it to the top ten. We did two runs. The first run we scored 90/100 and the second run was 97/100. The first run wasn’t bad, just not good enough. Our second run was really good, one of our best. Unfortunately the scoring system was a two run cumulative total which meant that our cumulative score was 187/200. Not enough for the top ten. If our first run matched our second we would have been in the hunt. I didn’t come home with any ribbons or medals but I did come home with the best dog ever. That’s winning. I am so proud of my boy Tyrion.Wish us luck gents. On July 8th my boy Tyrion and I are entered in the 2022 AKC Rally National Championship to be held in Wilmington, Ohio, USA. For those of you that don’t know what dog rally trials are about, I’ll briefly explain. A rally course is set up in a approximate 40’x50’ area consisting of 10 to 15 signs telling you what to do with your dog. For instance, sign number 1 may read for you to down your dog while heeling and then walk around your dog back to the heel position. Then it’s off to the next sign and a different exercise and so on til the finish. You are scored by how well you and your dog as a team complete each exercise with 100 points possible. in case of a points tie, the winner is determined by the fastest time. There is a lot more to it than I described but you get the idea.
There will be competitors there from all over the United States. In my class alone there are 78 entrants. In total there will be about 800-900 dogs at this event. Huge venue, the Roberts Centre.
We didn’t enter this event to lose but if we make it to the top ten I’ll be very, very happy! Anyways, wish us good luck.
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yup...and yup!This is Nugget … if whatever powers that may be are willing , this fall will be our 14th season of frightening quail together.
He is a loner who doesn’t like to be alone.
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Nugget’s predecessor Jester - lost him @ 9yrs to congestive heart failure.
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There are only two things wrong with having a dog .
1) You get too attached
2) They don’t live forever .