Today we are joining Jodi Stone at Heart Like A Dog for Follow-up Friday and to answer some questions left in comments.
But first–I suspect that some of the comments that I am leaving on other WordPress blogs are going into spam, (Murphydogs several that I left you went poof). Also, I have found quite a few comments left here went into spam. Anybody else seeing this? I am trying to remember to check each day so be patient if your comment vanishes.
Back to the Follow-up…
Jodi wanted to know when we will know if Storm is expecting.
No sign yet. She looks as slim as ever. I guess in about a month or so she should be looking less so if she is pregnant.
Jen at My Brown Newfies asked whether Freighter will compete in conformation.
We think so. Right now he is way too squirmy to put in a show ring and forget about him holding still to show the judge his bite.
Jen also wanted to know when we are working a test if it makes a difference if the dogs sense we are there.
Yes it can. One time when Thunder was a young dog running a JH test, both my husband and I had been working in the field. My husband left his gun case in the field and Thunder first followed his nose to where the case was left and then to where I had been. He never got the bird.
In the last Master test Storm was being run by the pro. My husband was throwing marks and she spied him. She went to check him out before she picked up the bird. Just a run by. We try not to be in the field when they are running although sometimes you cannot avoid it.
bumpyroadtobubba wanted to know whether I have had any new visitors to my blog as a result of my shameless blog promotion bumper sticker, (my words not hers ).
The trailer has been in the garage all week so no new readers yet.
Murphydogs wanted to know whether the trailer is heated/air-conditioned.
No heat or air conditioning but it does have a fantastic fan. The fan is great because we turn it on when we have the breezeways closed while driving down the road and it helps keep the crates cool. If we can’t find shade at tests, we still put a pop-up tent over to keep the sun off it.
Freighter will be making his hunt test debut this weekend. It will be a bit hectic since we are working, but it is time for him to start getting some experience. I’ll let you know how he does.
Have a nice weekend!