13 March 2007

Working on something

Life with Wookie just keeps rollin on. I am working on a short video I can post here so everyone can see her in action. She continues to blow minds all around the resort and basks in all the attention she gets. Yesterday she decided she didn't want to hang out at the top of the mountain and left the patrol shack and walked herself to my office! Days off coming so hopefully I can make it happen this week.

18 February 2007

She Passed!!

We went to Alta last week to put Wook to the test and take our biannual recertification. As expected, it was well attended by many senior dog handlers to see what the three legged wonder could do. Well, she impressed everyone and nailed the test in 14 minutes (she has 20). She also dazzled local news audiences last week which you can see here

14 January 2007

Long time no news

Well, no news is good news right? In Wookies case so far so good. My own health took a turn for the worse just before xmas and I've been in way more doctors offices than I would like lately. Anyway, you're here to hear about her not me. She has continued to get strong and absolutely enjoys being the center of attention at the resort. We have been doing search drills and slowly working on building her strength and stamina in her leg.

She did a double search problem this week finding a pack and a person in just under 6 minutes - she has quickly regained her form and speed. She still loses enthusiasm when digging for articles or packs, but hasnt slowed down one bit on the live finds. The above pic is her post search reward time.

Next week is the dog school at Snowbird where I will be an instructor and hope to bring Wook up for a guest appearance and some growling at her old nemesises. After the school is over we will be going back to Cottonwood Animal Hospital to consult with the chemo folks. Hope everyone had a great holiday and I'll try and be better about more consistent updates.