Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Blast from the Past

Had a nostalgic moment this afternoon as I looked at the wall of fame.  Again found myself missing our 2010 4 Paws family!

Stood in front of this "Wall of Fame" thinking it looked suspiciously like the one we signed the last time we were here!

We searched and searched for Hudson and Lorelai and the other families but couldn't seem to find them.  Miss you all May 2010 class!!

Graduation Day

Today was the big day.  All the families passed their Public Access Test and succeeded to graduate this afternoon.  

Here's a glimpse ...

 Wall of Fame

 Jeremy in front of the Wall of Fame

 Awaiting the festivities

 Team Cassie and Maggie

 Team Ollie and Hazy

 Team Dawsyn and Lilly

Team Alex and Clifford

 Team Logan and Hattie

 Team Jackson, Denver and Harper

Team Meghan and Yoyo

Team Ethan, Alex and Sega

Team Joey and Stormy

 Dawsyn with Lilly and Jeremy

 Dawsyn with Lilly and Yarden

 Yarden and Lilly

 Jennifer V.

 Dawsyn with Lilly and Jessa

JennO with Hattie

Oh ya, let's get one more picture with Jeremy.  Dawsyn got very attached to Jeremy!!

We met lots of new friends and have had a wonderful time but are really ready to get back home.  We miss Matthew and need to settle back in to real life.  We'll be up by 4 am to make the journey home.  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Day

Today was our last day of tracking and training.  It was pouring rain and we were soaked to the skin by the time we finished tracking.  Fortunately, it was 12 degrees Celsius so at least we weren't wet AND cold.  We make a quick trip back to the hotel to change into dry clothes and then spent our last training afternoon.  

Tomorrow each team does a public access test and then we have graduation in the afternoon.  We know from experience that it will be a bitter-sweet day.  On the bright side, we get to graduate with our dogs and go home.  On the down side, we will be leaving new friends.  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Training - December 14, 2011


Julie and Stormie

Heather and Hazy

Connor, Training Assistant

Me and Lilly, Heeling off leash

Pretty Stormie

Connor sitting pretty

Yoyo's little girl likes to dress her up!

Janet and Hattie doing "lap"

Julie and Stormie doing "lap"

Dawsyn playing with Megan

Tracking - December 14, 2011

Waiting in the rain for our turn to track.

 Ollie - doing what boys do best when puddles are available!

 Julie and Stormie

 Heather and Hazy


Dawsyn and her latest crush, Jeremy

I do believe they are rather taken with each other!

 Yup, the feeling's mutual!!

 The Atwell family and Clifford

Heather and Ollie heading out to hide

Lilly just waiting for her chance to "seek"

Still waiting!  Notice huge muddy feet ... hmm?!

Julie, Paula, Joey and Stormie

Dawsyn and Yarden (Jordan) heading off to hide

Lilly did her job and now Dawsyn is heading back with Jessa and Jeremy, her parents all but forgotten!