Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quick Update

So here's the deal: if you don't hear from me on the blog for a while, you know it's not that nothing has happened...on the contrary, it's that everything has been happening and I haven't had time to write about it!

The big news is that our Austin home finally sold -- hooray!  Now we're starting to take the first steps toward getting our own place here in Missouri.  Alfie has already put in his vote:  It needs a big, fenced yard! 

And yes...Alfie's been learning many new things...not the least of which is his trailing/tracking work.  Doesn't he look happy?

Alfie's standing with his front paws up on a low wall, a lake in the background; he's got a lead attached to the back of his tracking harness, which is dark red with reflective tape

Now, in all honesty, Alfie has always been a super-enthusiastic worker for me...but I have never seen him work so wholeheartedly and eagerly as he does with his scent work.  It's almost like he can't believe I would really ask him to do something so fun!  All his scent "problems" have been very short and easy so far, as I just want to build on success.  We'll have to wait and see how he does as he goes along.  But for now, we're having a blast!

4 comments:

L^2 said...

Yay! Very glad to hear things are going well for you all.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

That's exciting news about your house! Being in limbo can be trying, I'm sure, so it's great that you'll be able to settle in soon, hopefully. I love house hunting--I hope you do, too. A big fenced yard is non-negotiable!

Becky said...

Great news! Alfie is such a cutie - glad he is enjoying scenting.

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Great news about the house, congrats!
Glad to hear everythings going well,

Rudy's Raiser