Saturday, June 13, 2009

1 Year with Hector, CGC TDI TT

It was last June on Friday the 13th that Clara and I went up to the Minneapolis/St Paul airport to pick up a very special package. One year ago today is when Hector made the flight to join us here in Minnesota. Pictured to the right is one of the first pictures we took as we introduced Hector to his new adopted brother Angus. Seriously....I can't believe it's been a whole year already. Even though the year went way too fast, looking back we had a pretty good one. First up was the Canine Good Citizen Test, which he passed for the second time since being rescued. He was having a pretty good time here walking around meeting everybody in the neighborhood, but then winter came. Hector is definitely more in favor of the warm weather, but he made it through the winter like the trooper that he is. During the winter, he passed his Therapy Dog test through Therapy Dogs International with flying colors, and just made his very first official therapy dog visit at the Mayo Clinic. Hector was a big hit among the patients. Next up was the ATTS Temperament Test. Unfortunately it was held on one of the worst weather days we had all spring, but Hector still rocked the test to put a TT at the end of his name as well. Here's a video of his test (thanks Amanda), and you will see what I mean regarding the weather.

The year went fast, but Hector accomplished a lot. I'm excited to begin another year with him, and interested to see what this year will hold for us and the rest of the Pit Bull United crew! Stay tuned......



Mia said...

Love the blog - can't wait to read more from Hector and Wallace!


pitbull friend said...

Aw, poor Hec is so mellow, even when he's trying to shake off the water. Congratulations, handsome fellow! So glad you could make it here and stay in MN!

Snoozepossum said...

Good for him! I'm a little surprised that they'd hold the test in that weather - rain, yeahfine. But I know human people who get rattled at loud thunder, much less dog people. I would think it might skew the responses enough to be considered a really accurate view of regular behavior. Mine would've been trying to hide under me!

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