Happy Tuesday! (In Bart’s World, every day is a Happy Day!!)
Bart had a great weekend! He is fortunate enough to live on a large farm with 4 other canine brothers and sisters and two horse cousins. He gets to run, hunt quail and hang out with mom while I help tend to the garden, the horses and anything else that needs to get done.
Now that Bart’s Field Trial Season is over for the summer, he is going to be working on training for a grueling NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) test which is an all day long, 4 event challenge which allows Bart to demonstrate his superior quail hunting talent and show off his amazing swimming abilities while he searches for ducks! Yep, Bart is a swimming machine!!
Bart was not allowed to try to swim until he finished his chemo treatments in October 2008 due to possible bacteria in the lakes and ponds and when he was finally able to attempt it I have to admit I had some concerns that it would be too difficult for him and had even looked into getting him a life vest. A friend reminded me how Bart had overcome all other boundaries and to let him try and just see how he would do. In true Bart style, he ran into the lake and started swimming like a pro! That was the very last time I ever doubted Bart’s abilities at all! From then on out it was Full Steam Ahead!!!
So, this summer we will be working on getting prepared for a NAVHDA test so we will keep you posted on Bart’s progress.
Bart wants to remind everyone to make sure to hug and love your Tripawds every chance you get (and to give them lots of treats!)!
Darcy & Bart