|My mom is so boring. She's on her computer all the time.|
This week's Best in Show moments so far:
Me: "Drop it! Drop it! Drop it!"
Hagrid the Shark: [scarfs down the contraband quicker than I can pry his maw open]
Me: [inspecting his poop for the candy wrapper he swallowed] "Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you, God... oops, I mean, good boy, Hagrid!"
Hagrid: [stares at me waiting for his treat]
Me: "Find it!"
Hagrid: [sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff... SIT]
Me: "GOOD boy!" [My genius dog can find a q-tip scented with anise or birch oil hidden inside a metal tin hidden in a search area in under 3 minutes]
Hagrid: [wolfs down his treat and wants more right away]
In the last few weeks, we've been training in nosework class to teach Hagrid how to alert in the ABSENCE of odor. In nosework speak, this is called "clearing a search area." (We train with the most elite behavior scientist in our area. Two summers ago, Hagrid was invited to a speaking engagement at the New England Innocence Project to demonstrate his amazing scent detection capabilities.)
My dog is a GENIUS. Any day now, we'll be getting that call for us star in the sequel to Best in Show.
|Hurray! Mom came home early today and took me outside in the sun.|