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The boys are both 16

Little Brodie is 16 weeks old and of course Wally turned 16 years old in April.  They may look very different, my old man is a rich copper and the other is a silky, soft, creamy white but they are both gentle, sweet souls…..true Goldens !!!

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Advanced Title – It’s Official

We received our official Advanced Title in the mail today.  I didn’t realize it but we received a gold level title which means we scored 96% or better in each of the disciplines.  Her started titled was a bronze so I guess it means that we are improving as a team….yeah us!!!

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3 Months Old

Our little golden boy Brodie is 3 months old today. He is growing so fast. He has more than doubled his weight in the month that we’ve had him.  No matter how bad he is, I just take one look at that face and my heart melts.

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Another Title

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We were up bright and early this morning to drive to Red Deer to participate in Nosey Pawtner’s Sporting Detection Dog Association trial.  We had a slow start but a great finish  with lots of swag.

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Spirit got a second place on the interior search component, 2nd place overall and she got her Advanced title today.  So proud of my big girl.  So now we have to move from the amateur steam and start competing in the working/professional scenting dog stream.

Throughout the photo shoot she had her eye on the cookie and couldn’t wait for permission to gobble it down.

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Settling In

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Our little Brodie is settling in nicely.  He is a little afraid of Spirit’s larger than life personality and is very respectful of my beautiful oldie Goldie Wally.  Unfortunately he is like an unruly, annoying little brother with poor little Tilly.  We have to keep rescuing her from his grip.

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I can’t stop taking pictures of his sweet little face.  Each image is cuter than the last.

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Kicksledding

Berners were bred to pull milk carts in the Swiss Alps.  I thought we should start with something a little easier like pulling a kicksled.  We joined a local Meetup group, rented a sled and attended our first outing at the end of January.  It went really well.  It took Spirit a while to figure out the game but she did a really good job pulling the sled and trying to follow the teams ahead of us.  We completed a 4km loop and had a wonderful time.

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This past weekend we went out with the group again.  I think Spirit was possessed by the “pulling gods”.  Oh my goodness she went fast….and full out on the down hill part.  We only lasted about 10 minutes and ended up with 2 spectacular crashes and a bent ski on my brand new kicksled.  I had my GoPro on my helmet (thank goodness I bought a helmet) so my wipeouts are on record.   You can see that the camera was a little askew after the first crash and then it ended up buried in the snow after the second one.

We went out again today to a local provincial park.  It was mostly flat with a few gentle hills.  It was a lot slower today since the terrain was relatively flat and there were no teams ahead of us to chase.  I hope to go out with the Meetup group again this weekend.

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Frosty Morning Walk

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January 25, 2017 · 14:04