Today, K9 Remy, K9 Scout and I trained at Jefferson Memorial Forest with Stephanie, K9 Jasper, K9 Aries, Nan and K9 Jack. This was a new area for all of us and as we laid the trail I was thrilled to stumble upon a small pond. Ponds create very interesting scent conditions and problems. We laid a three split trail. And as I walked alone, I saw a pair of blue birds. They stayed with us all day, a soothing presence of soft blue and tan. When I wasn't watching a dog work, I was watching the blue birds. I thank them for sharing their day with us.