We have our 2nd Grand Baby!!

On Thursday, August 8th we welcomed our second grand baby into the world.  Meet Grant Alexander born at 2056hrs weighing 8lbs 9oz.  Boy he sure looks like his Dad’s side of the family.

Very proud Grandpa

 

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Mud bath anyone?

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Brought Brodie along with me for our Sunday morning group walk.  We passed by a big, beautiful grassy off-leash park that only had 2 dogs in it so I took a chance and let him go for a run.  Of course, he found the one mud pie in a low lying area and made the most of it.

Good thing we remembered that the nearby lake has a doggy entrance otherwise I don’t know how I would have got him home for a bath without having to wash the inside of the car too.

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Brodie Got Mail

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It’s Brodie’s turn to get a new title in the mail.  This is his CKC Chase Ability title that he earned at the Alberta Lure Coursing Association’s June 7th trial.

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Jabin’s Quilt

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Recently my cousin became a Grandmother for the first time.  I was inspired to make this quilt for her beautiful new grandson Jabin.

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CKC Scent Detection Titles

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Yesterday we got up bright and early to drive to Calgary to participate in the Shiba Inu Club of Canada’s Scent Detection trial at the beautiful Spruce Meadows.  It’s a good thing that Spirit went first because the temperature soared to 30C later in the day.  She found the hide in 10.61 seconds earning her Scent Detection Instinct Title (SDIN).  By the time the Novice teams started it was unbearably hot outside.  We started with containers and Brodie had it sourced from the start line so we finished in 8.19 seconds.  By the time we ran the exterior searches, the search area was in full sun.  Thank goodness he found it in 33.54 seconds.  We finished with the interior search inside the barn.  Brodie found the environment very “smelly-licious” and wasn’t as focused as he should have been.  He found the hide in 33.54 seconds.  Only 6 teams passed all 3 searches to earn their Scent Detection Novice Title (SDN) and thank goodness we were one of them.  The majority of the teams failed on the hot exterior search.  It is very difficult for dogs to scent when they are panting so hard.  At the trial 2 weeks ago 20 teams passed the Novice test so the heat really appears to have been a factor at this trial.

Big thank you to the Shiba Inu Club of Canada, the volunteers and Judge Kelley Ladouceur for a great trial.

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Quilts of Valour Donation

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This is the 3rd quilt that I have made and donated to Quilts of Valour.  I hope the recipient really enjoys it and knows that they are thought of and appreciated for their service.

 

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Spirit Got Mail

Just getting caught up on our mail and found all of these titles that Spirit has earned recently in scent detection/nosework.  She has been a busy girl.

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