Losing Owen left a hole in our lives, a hole quickly filled by a dynamic dog who had no idea she was supposed to be a sedate senior. At 11 years old Fluff arrived with little fur but a lot of spirit, and our lives have never been the same.
It was Fluff who truly helped me realize age was nothing but a number and pushed me further into dog training. She loved to learn, and loved to be doing things. Fluff effortlessly obtained her Canine Good Citizen certification and went on to become a Therapy Dog through Therapy Dog International with the help of Cydney Cross and Crossroads for Dogs. But it was soon clear she was not done working, Fluff came alive when the treat pouch came out, so we tried agility, and eventually scent work through Good Choice Dog Training, where she truly shined.
Unfortunately cancer came, and we only had 18 months with this special girl. But it is Fluff’s legacy that pushed me into dog training and showed me how much fun it can be. Old Dogs New Tricks is very much Fluff’s legacy.