I had the opportunity to travel to Botswana during the dry season, early August 2019. We stayed at three camps, the first two being land based. The parks we visited included Nxai Pan and Moremi; then we traveled to Kasane and boarded the Pangolin Voyager that docked along the Chobe River that forms the boundary between Botswana and Namibia.
It was a fabulous trip; the accommodations were great and we got some great photos. Check out the Kenya and South Africa pages of my website.
Scout joined Sandia Search Dogs, a volunteer not-for-profit organization, last year September when he passed the test for prey and hunt drive with flying colors. Since then he has proven to be an enthusiastic team member. He passed his first test and is getting ready for his Basic II test, which challenges him to find a person hidden in a 20-acre area within an hour. He is being trained to detect human odor in the wind, so as the handler I am required to figure out where the wind is coming from so I can place him at the downwind side(s) of the area. He also needs to come when called, be able to heel off leash, and be friendly to people and other dogs. I am proud of his progress. Wish us luck in our upcoming test.