Mr. Blue (Titus) went to Utah for Search and Rescue. Mr. Green (Finley) stayed close in Wyoming as a pet. Miss Pink (Leidy) went to northwest Wyoming for Search & Rescue. Miss Purple (Pilot) went to the Spokane area for competition in a variety of venues: tracking, nosework, agility, herding and maybe more.
Leidy (Celhaus Odina Leidy) at 2 years 10 months
Name story: Odina is Native American for mountain; Leidy is a mountain of which Tammy has particularly fond memories.
“Leidy cooling off. It’s been in the 90s here for the past 6 weeks.”
Pilot (Celhaus Olabisi Isolde CGC TKN TD) at 2 years 10 months
Name story: Olabisi is Egyptian, meaning brings joy; Isolde is Gaelic, meaning brat)
7/16/21: “Pilot is doing awesome.”
Cel’s note” she sure looks like her mother in this photo!
3/21/21: “We passed our TD today!!!! She did 455 yards in 7 minutes. One judge was impressed when she “lost” the track she found it fast and there was no mistaking that she was on the track. When she found the glove, she indicated it and since we run through a track the judges were behind. When they got closer, they asked if she found it and I was supposed to pick it up. I laughed and said I have never picked up the glove because Pilot always indicates then claims her prize. Thank goodness we still passed. “
Finley (Celhaus Onyx) at 2 years 10 months
“Finley: Here’s a couple pictures from the past couple months of our Fin-bear. He’s doing great. We’ve been busy this summer, but he always keeps up with us, regardless of the adventure. I have to tell you about a couple of these pictures…. There’s one of Finley staring at some pumpkin scones that Katie made. Of course, Finley likes peering into your soul, and trying to beg for any kind of people food. But pumpkin scones are truly his kryptonite, and he knows that he usually gets his own scone whenever Katie makes them. He sat there and stared at those scones so patiently for probably about 30 mins. Such a goofy bear. And I had to include a picture of Finley in his new rescue sling. I’ve always worried, if he was to get hurt somewhere in the backcountry, how I would get him out safely. Katie found this rescue sling, which I thought seemed like a pretty good piece of emergency gear to have in the pack while with him. We’ve practiced with it a couple times, and Finley’s been such a trooper getting towed around the house or the yard with that sling.”
Finley at 2 years 9 months
Finley at 2 years 8 months
Finley at 2 years 7 months
Pilot at 2 years 5 months
“Pilot is very busy and I love that she is so willing to play and work and just hang out. She has that down pat. We went tracking Wednesday. Cold day and about 6 inches of snow. A fellow tracker laid a track for her. It was interesting watching her work out the snow. Snow is for playing not working. She had issues on the first leg but when she realized that this was work, she nailed corners and right to the end, about 450 yards. Yay!!! It was pretty funny at tracking. She kept looking back at me like “You really want me to work in the snow”. Barb (my track layer) really likes her. Once she said that girl has such a fun personality. When walking back from the end, we were laughing at Pilot jumping backwards preparing for snow play. We’ve entered a trial.”
Leidy at 2 years 7 months
“Leidy enjoying spring”
Leidy at 2 years 6 months
“She loves the snow! She looks almost black.”
Leidy at 2 years 5 months
Titus (Celhaus Octavius Titus) at 2 years 1 month
the former Mr. Blue
Name story: Octavius, was the family masculine name is Gaius Octavius, who became known as Cesar Augustus of Rome the name means Magnificent or Majestic. He was known as a great tactician, philosopher, and statesman who brought Rome out of Civil war following the death of Julius Cesar and into a golden age for the empire know as the Pax Romana (Roman Peace). Since we learned that trying to call any two dogs with an O name is just bringing them both to us we liked Titus who was another Roman Emperor and his name means depending on culture, pleasing, saved, of the giants (He has big paws). We felt a call name of Titus sounds nothing like Oakley and matches his personality he loves to please and work hard with a smile on his face.
9/23/20: “I just wanted to update you on Titus. He has completed his CGC, Tri-State 40 Acre, and this past weekend he completed his Tri-State 120 acre live find certification and his Cadaver 1 certifications making him and Angela the newest mission ready Wilderness Search & Rescue team with Great Basin K9 Search and Rescue! I am so proud of those two, and thankful for you bringing Titus into our lives!”
Pilot at 2 years
1/9/21: “Pilot passed her advanced trick title so she is now TKN, TKI, and TKA. Haven’t got the actual paper yet but I can’t foresee any problems. Then on December 9th she passed her tracking certification test. The judge said she did a beautiful job and this particular judge is tough no nonsense. Now it’s finding a trial that hasn’t been cancelled or isn’t 500 miles away. Don’t really feel like staying in a motel right now.”
8/22/20: “Pilot has had a really fun day today since it’s her birthday!! Lots of playing in the sprinkler, lots of agility with lots of breaks. We haven’t decided on yogurt or ice cream for her cake. This little girl is so worth the biggest celebration I could give her. She is great in agility but she is a self-server. She runs around jumping and going through tunnels and then turns around to see what I am doing. You can’t help but laugh. Everything is at Mach 2. A friend is helping me on obedience. Sheep herding is still on hold. The people are nervous about all of us going to their home. The agility trials are just beginning to open up here. Since we had our first CPE trial with 85 faults, I really want to try again. And this time I need to move and stop laughing. Dang that was the cutest run. And she was so proud of herself. I learned a lot with Rimmer. When I started, I wanted to Q every run, but I learned quickly that it’s more about a fun partnership.”
Finley at 2 years
“Finley says “Thanks, Grandma Cel, for the birthday wishes!” He had a great day today. We took him up to Meadowlark Lake for his birthday. We went there last week and he had a blast splashing in the shallow water. Needless to say, we have a pooped puppy tonight. Hard to believe he’s 2 years old! Here’s a picture from today with him in his birthday bandana, that says “happy birthday to me” “
Finley at 1 year 11 months