Saturday Rigby and I drove to the Cleveland, Ohio area and spent the night in Westlake at a Red Roof Inn. This was only Rigby's third night in a hotel and the noises outside our room still make her a bit anxious and neither of us got a very good night's sleep. But come morning we were both ready to head out and have some tracking fun!
The weather was perfect for tracking! After quite a bit of rain Saturday, Sunday was cloudy and cool, great for holding scent on the track.
The test was put on by the Cleveland All-Breed Training Club and was held at Charlemont Reservation in Rochester, Ohio.
We arrived early for the draw of the tracks which was to be held at 8:30. The other TD entrant, Karen Phillips, and I were sent to a nearby cemetery to keep us out of sight while our tracks were laid. Karen and I kept ourselves busy reading the weathered headstones and wondering about the lives of the people buried in this old graveyard.
Then we had a few moments to exercise our dogs before it was time for the draw. I played fetch with Rigby with a glove for a few moments, trying to make sure she was in a tracking frame of mind.