DeAnn is getting very attached to her shadow Chase (yard art). She’s decided to keep him for a while longer:
I’ve decided to keep Chase’s shadow for a bit and have him travel with me to various venues this fall. We’re having fun with that. He gets lots of attention especially when people don’t know what the heck breed he is. I love telling them all about CWC’s!
He attended his first ever AKC Hunt Test in Mesa, WA (I know huh, he’s really hitting the “big towns” in Washington State). Anyway, Scootney Reservoir is very pretty this time of year.
One of his hostesses, Teyla got her first pass (“Q”) toward her Junior Hunt Test title on Sunday. The weather was awful (rain, wind, cold) but much fun was had by all. Chase couldn’t figure out why the retrievers were having such a good time picking up dead ducks but hey, to each his own.
Here he is pictured by the banks of the water just short of the duck blinds shortly after the ribbons were awarded. He got lots of comments and ribbing from the “guys” (the ladies loved him, of course).
He’s now back in the garden enjoying the fall flowers. He is not, however enjoying being rubbed upon by our cats! Neither does Poppy. I’ll try to get a shot of that soon.
His next stop will be in Kennewick at the Richland Kennel Club/Cardigan Specialty then on to Wenatchee for agility. We’ll keep you posted.