"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it along to someone else." Mitch Albom

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Meeting a Real Life Search and Rescue dog while Churry makes a liar out of me!

    Today Churry and I had a wonderful opportunity to go on an outing with two other puppy raisers as well as a FEMA urban search and rescue dog and her handler.  Churry, of course, made a complete liar out of me referring to her inability to work around other dogs.  Today, she had NO problem.  She did awesome!  It was great to get to know the FEMA trainer and hear about her work.  The dog she had with her today went with her to New York to search for survivors after Hurricane Sandy.    It's very interesting and I look forward to learning more about it.  We followed up our outing at the car show with a trip to Jose Peppers for an early dinner.  Here are a few pictures of our day...

We found a $206,000 Mercedes that the dogs thought they would like to go for a ride in!  Churry is trying to show everyone that I have no idea what I'm talking about when I say she can't focus around other dogs!

And several cardboard cutouts of some strange looking little creatures the dogs found interesting.

The crowd on hand was very intrigued and interested in the dogs.  So we  obliged them with a demonstration of their awesome Down/Stays.

Churry held her stay while Lisa and the two labs walked around her and over the top of her several times.

Yet, another strange looking fellow!

Practicing a Down/Under

Churry is showing me what she needs so I can stop lifting her into the vehicle.

And we were happy to see some good K-State engineering students there with the car they designed.

Taking a break while we spoke to some admirers

She didn't ever Sit on the narrow beam like I asked, but at least she held a stay while standing on it.

Churry is fascinated by the robots that the Army had there doing demonstrations...

including a demonstration with Phoenix (FEMA dog) playing tug of war with it.  That gathered quite a crowd as you can see!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, lots of exposure! See! Churry did good! They often excel at making liars out of us lol!