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2022.10 October Fall Adventures

Titles earned this month....    UKC NOSEWORK Novice Exterior (NE) Novice Container (NC) Novice Interior (NI) Novice Vehicle (NV) Novice Nosework (NN) AKC Scent Work Scent Work Interior Novice (SIN) Scent Work Exterior Novice (SEN) Link to Mookie's titles         What is a title, really?  (...a must read!)  October photos are in this album! October videos are added to this album! October was a bittersweet month. Lots of good things happening but centered in the middle of the month was Jake's passing   which I documented also on Facebook .   He was 13 and ready but I'm not sure Mookie was.  After it happened, Mookie stuck like glue to me for the first week but then started doing things more independently.  All of a sudden he had access to the whole house.  Previously, I kept them separated because Mookie tried to play and Jake wanted to but physically couldn't.  There would be stretches of time that we were all in the kitchen which was Jake's hangout and Mookie woul

Harnesses and Coats and Vests, oh my.....

Mookie started out life in the United States with a harness!!  Why, you ask?  Well, when you pick up a black puppy at night from the cargo area of O'Hare airport in Chicago, you don't want to lose him!  Friends lent me a puppy harness and the first one was slipped on him along with a Whistle GPS tracker as he came out of the crate he traveled in.  Apparently it was pretty comfortable because it didn't hinder his sleep in his new home in the states at all!      Next he graduated to a slightly larger red harness that was similar to the original one.  That lasted for a bit but then I bought him an orange harness with more hooks that ended up being my favorite so much so that when that got too small I bought the next size up that he still wears as an adult today! And then there was water to deal with... swimming and rain!  He still doesn't realize (at 9 months old) that swimming will make him really happy when he can do dock diving!  Regardless, he didn't mind the li