It’s 10am Christmas morning, which is a whole lot later than this day started. Not because I have eager kids in the house, but because today was my chance to run a certification track with Dart Beagle.
In order to enter the TD (tracking) test, a dog must prove he’s ready. That means passing on an informal TD track. Ours was scheduled for Friday the 23rd–but we spent Friday snowbound, digging out from under the third storm in two weeks.
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So we rescheduled for Monday. But then the certifying judge had to reschedule something of her own due to that same weather, and suddenly here we are on Christmas morning, squeezing in the track together.
It was 15F when we left the house; marginally warmer when I ran Dart’s little starter track (a wee morale builder). Eventually the sun came up and that helped a bit–when we ran the certifying track a little after nine, it was all blue sky, bright sun, and eager Beagle.
And for Christmas this year, the eager Beagle ran a picture-perfect track and found the glove. 8)
Now I am off to celebrate!
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