It was taken September 2007 and 3 year old Owl had just passed the DTK (German Dachshund Club) SchwhKF blood track test in Reading, PA. I am holding the markers (articles) that Owl found on the track in the forest.
Owl is the first, and so far only, USA longhaired dachshund to pass this test. He was also the only one of four dogs to pass the test that day, and he did it on the last track.
If (ha!) I look like a zombie, it is because I'd worked the evening before, driven all night, and arrived at the hotel meeting place in eastern PA at precisely the start time of 8 am! It proved to be a warm and muggy day and by the time we ran our track, I was beyond much more than hanging onto the tracking line. But Owl had it all very well under control and I basically just went where he went.
This was fine with Owl; he likes to tell me where to go.