Now the real work begins! Retha and I did a shorter route in Portland this morning and did awesome. She really knows what she’s doing and its super graceful and smooth to travel with her. Of course she needs a few corrections but overall she really knows her stuff. After lunch we went on a longer route in Portland and did even better. After getting back we listened to a lecture about the dogs favorite thing… Toys!!! I received a rubber kong and a nylabone and a tug. All of the dogs went crazy and Retha was overjoyed to see a nylabone but even more psyched for her kong. We had some time to play with the toys and it was so cute to see Retha so playful and acting like a puppy. She is so adorable with her big kong in her mouth and her little ears all perked up. Now I am taking some time to relax and enjoy Retha’s company.