Susanne Howarth

    Thanks. And yes, I like your observation of the look of “It’s around here somewhere…” and I might add, “Can you tell me where? No? OK. I’ll figure it out.”

    Yes, the environmental conditions made this VERY difficult — us SoCal girls aren’t used to cold rainy weather! Plus, this was the day that I was dealing with serious disappointment in myself and us as a team. This would have been our second search of the day, and as I’ve commented elsewhere, I spent most of the day beating on myself. So doubly good that Blackie overcame THAT added stress!