Team Olive certainly surpassed their goal of 60 qualifying agility Excellent B runs for 2012!
Not to mention the Master Agility Champion title that Olive earned on August 11!
Way to GO, Olive!
Of Double Q #31 today, John writes:
Excellent B Standard, Olive ran in 67.09 (SCT 76). Not a good course for us - starting and ending with a line of offset jumps - but Olive had a good run, particularly after the weaves. In fact, so fast that she almost took a wrong course tunnel on me. 3rd place.
Congratulations to Olive, John, and Diane!
Research explores how odors are published in the brain.
Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 in the Harvard Gazette.
Link forwarded today by Walter Obrien; there is a copy icon for this article.
Harvard scientists are shedding light on a neural feedback mechanism that may play a key role in how the olfactory system works in the brain. The mechanism was first identified more than a century ago, but little was understood about its workings till now.
Siiri is Taya's grandmother :
C.I.B FIN CH FIN WCH-C FI WCH-W SE CH EE CH LV CH FINW-06
bred and owned by Ilse Kokkonen
Kennel Maxi-Tax, Finland
Sylvi is Maxi-Tax Nirvana
daughter of Siiri's sister FIN CH FIN WCH-H MAXI-TAX HERMIONE
bred by Ilse Kokkonen
Kennel Maxi-Tax, Finland
Today, Oslo was again called back High in the Field Champion Dog class, again Won the class, and again was Absolute Winner!
There were 18 FC Dogs and a total entry of 89!
So Oslo has ended the year beautifully. He has once again finished in the DCA Top 10. He is the most winning longhaired dachshund in the field in 2012. He is the most winning longhaired dachshund ever! AND, he has now joined the very small number of dachshunds who have won Absolute twice in one weekend. One of that group is his grandmother ABS15 FC Ilsa v Dorndorf L.
Congratulations to Stan and Oslo!! You guys ROCK!
Received this report today from Cliff who has been super busy lately. Thank you, Cliff!
I took a track on Christmas Eve during the afternoon for my cousin's good friend. I called my brother in law Andre where he could get his new pup Aleah some OJT.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's two month "Lost Christmas Eve Tour 2012" ended today in Columbus, Ohio. I had heard great things about TSO but the concert far exceeded my expectations!
I was in awe of the magnitude of the talent, professionalism, and sheer good will energy of the performance! If you have opportunity to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert - GO!!!
Diane asked me on the drive home whether I thought Olive or Asti had a better weekend. It was an interesting question. I think Olive's second series run yesterday was probably the most impressive run of the two days, with Asti's first series today a close second and Asti's fourth series run in third. I'm not sure either was clearly better than the other - I think both girls are really talented, Asti more naturally and Olive more skilled. I love running them both, although I probably favor Asti slightly from the bond we formed over our years of hunting together. I wouldn't trade either for the world!
Congratulations! And I believe it is safe to say that Asti and Olive wouldn't trade you and Diane either!
Called back High in the Field Champion Dog class of 19 in Kirbyville, Texas today, Oslo won the class and later became Absolute Winner of 98 dachshunds! This is the 9th time Oslo has been Absolute Winner (or Best in Trial)!
Wow! Congratulations to Stan and Oslo!