Neon’s and Jodie’s Big Adventure

June 15, 2019

The morning of June 11th, Neon started his big adventure with his friend, Jodie, on a coast to coast trip to the FCRSA National Specialty in Albany, Oregon.  He crossed through 12 states on his way, stopping at one rest stop for every state to pose for pictures and chase prairie dogs!  We arrived in Albany to run in the Veterans Agility Lap and show that a Tripawd still can do it!  On Saturday Neon qualified in the WC and Monday participated in the Ring of Honor.  Such an amazing time to be able to be there with him on this journey, seeing our beautiful country, and giving hope to those who face the diagnosis of cancer and the possiblity that their dog may lose a limb.  Neon showed that life is not over and every day becomes a gift to open.  We came back east crossing 9 more states spending a day at Wall Drug and the Badlands arriving home on June 22nd.  An adventure of a lifetime!

From the AKC Breed Standard:

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a versatile family companion hunting retriever with a happy and active demeanor, intelligent expression, and clean lines. The Flat-Coat has been traditionally described as showing “power without lumber and raciness without weediness.” The distinctive and most important features of the Flat-Coat are the silhouette (both moving and standing), smooth effortless movement, head type, coat and character.