For the first time since Silke and I moved to Cambridge (or England for that matter) we had a decent amount of snow today. We measured 14cm in front of the house. And as it is the weekend we had the time to go on a long walk in the snow with our Cocker Spaniel Vader.
Here is a little movie clip of Silke and Vader playing in the snow:
Not sure who of them had more fun. 🙂
Over the course of the last year Silke and Vader have attended training courses organised by The Gundog Club. During these courses Silke taught Vader a lot of useful skills like retrieving, coming back when called by a whistle or staying put on command. The latter is particularly useful when you want him to pose for a photo. After each course Silke and Vader had to pass an assessment.
Last Sunday Silke and Vader passed their final assessment (grade 4) with Merit. Vader is now a Proficient Hunting Retriever. Here is a photo of him with all his ribbons.
It feels like it was only a few weeks ago when I blogged about Vader’s first birthday. And now he is already two years old and a fully grown dog. But fortunately he is still as playful as a puppy.
Here is the traditional photo in the corner of our kitchen to commemorate his second birthday: