Sunday, 28 August 2016

Backpacking Meet up


Five of us enjoyed the Saturday morning back pack meet up.  We hiked a trail between  trees , up the Mt Pleasant hill on the west side, back down the hill,  across the top of the parking lot and then wove our way  through the trees to the finish.  The trail was 810metres long, some of the dogs were carrying a sixth of their weight which is what is required for the DDX test, some carried less and others just wore empty packs.  A couple of dogs came along for the hike without a pack.  We went in 2 separate groups  so those with 2 dogs could take  each separately.    
 

Reese went in the 1st group  and  Nugg and Toscane went in the second group.  Nugg was trying out her new low profile backpack and Toscane did not have a pack yet so walked along with Bonnie. 



Monday, 1 August 2016

Picking up Toscane

On Monday August 1st, we drove to Winnipeg to pick up Toscane.  She came to us from Nordais Chesapeakes in Quebec.  She is 4 years old and is registered as Nordais Unique Toscane MH.  

We had room for another dog and after much consideration we decided that all though puppies are fun,  an older dog would fit into our home better. 

Toscane has already accomplished a lot in retriever games, so she can teach me all about that.  But she hopes to try her paw at therapy work, obedience, agility and lots of other fun stuff. 

Here are some pictures from our return trip to Regina.