The chance to meet Leader Dog Scout's new person last Saturday meant that I missed an outing to the Upper Peninsula (UP) organized by my puppy counselor Tammy. Fortunately we were both on the same wavelength--I'm not sure who suggested to who first that Dutch go with her, even if I could not.
So, we had a rendezvous on I-75 as we headed south and Tammy headed north. FLD Dutch jumped into a crate in her car and didn't look back. He accompanied Tammy and her son to the Les Cheneaux Snowsfest in Cedarville, dinner, and a hockey game at Lake Superior State University. Dutch was one of seven Future Leader Dog puppies at the Laker game. He even got to stay in a hotel overnight!
Here's some photos Tammy sent me from FLD Dutch's excursion north. (Thanks Tammy!)
|Dutch looks like he's reading the Leader Dogs for the Blind display at Snowsfest.|
|FLD Dutch poses on a snow pile in Cedarville. He's doing a very nice sit/stay!|
|Tammy's soft-sided portable crate with Dutch's bed--looks like he just fits.|
|FLD Dutch looks up like he's thinking, Who are you and why am I here?|
|FLD Dutch on another sit/stay by the Laker's doors.|
|Checking out the hockey game. Tammy said he eventually fell asleep and didn't give a hoot about all the noise.|
|Future Leader Dog puppies and their raisers at the hockey game. Notice how Dutch is watching Tammy's hand. Got a treat for me?|
|Another sit/stay by some snowmobiles in the hotel parking lot.|
|Look, it's the Mackinaw Bridge!|
|Nice job, Dutch!|
|Is this what a "troll" looks like?|
"Trolls" are people who live "under" (south) of the Mackinaw Bridge.