I’m getting ready to go to nose class, where I learn to locate things by scent. Want to come?
Today was the first day we worked outdoors. Miss Pam put a bunch of boxes outside. Four of them had scent and the rest didn’t. I had to find the ones that contained odor and alert Mom.
I’m just a little dog, so sometimes I had to climb into the box to get the treat that was on top of the scented object. But I didn’t mind. I’ll do anything for food.
I want to introduce you to some of my nose work pack. We have been getting together for class since last fall and have gotten to know each other. This is Raven and Miss Harriet (our teacher, Miss Pam, is in the blue outfit behind her).
Raven is my favorite. She is an older Belgian shepherd with a sweet nature and we like to hang out before class. We kind of look like Mutt & Jeff, but we don’t care.
Raven is pretty good at nose work. She sticks her long snout into boxes more easily than I do.
Jet is also a working dog and he is a star at nose work. Isn’t his tail cool? I like the white tip. Like a paintbrush.
You can always find Jet’s nose in the right box.
He speeds through class like the ace nose dog he is.
Lucky is quite a bit younger and seriously good at it, too.
Fletch is in our class, too. What a gorgeous boy! That is an older photo of him at work inside. He moves so quickly, I could hardly snap him, but here’s some of his outdoor work, too:
His person, Miss Stacy, is one of my favorite humans.
He moves super-fast.
Ok, enough of those photos of training. How about some other cute dogs? Like my breed: maltipoos.
Mommy’s made friends with a guy who does framing. He’s got two maltipoos that are pure white: Eddy and Milo. They came over for a play date.
That’s Eddy up top in the grass and Milo to my left.
Eddy’s handsome. I’m making note of that aloud.
Those pure white maltipoos make me feel like maybe I need a bath.
Milo really wanted to go inside where it was cool.
Eddy was happy enough to be on the grass near his dad.
That’s their Dad.
It was a really big day–Auntie Marilyn came for lunch and so did Grammy and Gramps. Dad took me for a ride and we had a long walk. So, I’m kind of tired now.
That’s it for my blog today. The keyboard can be exhausting. I think I’ll do a bit of reading.
I just finished Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements. It’s pretty good.
Do you have any recommendations for my next blog post? What would you like me to blog about?
Or suggestions for my next book?