Good day, everyone! Since our last posting, we’ve conducted two investigations at private residences – one out of town, and one locally. We’ve also had at least one opportunity to do some canine research work with Glimmer. Weather and health issues ended up interfering with further outings, but those things are resolving quickly, and we expect those outings to become more frequent.
The Okanagan chapter of our team is working on setting up their first investigation. Robyn has worked hard to put the word out about the team to her community; though it was slow to come at first, response to her efforts has now provided her and her team with several potential locations to consider. We’re very excited for her and her team to take on their first case and we’re looking forward to hearing about their experiences and findings.
Regarding our canine detection research, we know that it’s difficult for people who don’t know Glimmer to recognize unusual behavioral responses. This has been an ongoing concern since our visit to the Cat & Fiddle Pub as a news story for CTV News. Glimmer’s responses to that location were completely uncharacteristic, but because the reporter didn’t know her normal behavior, he didn’t recognize that, and her responses were – albeit unintentionally – misrepresented. So, we’re going to be changing the way we present our videos of these testing sessions to include Glimmer’s normal behaviors in different situations. Our hope is that this will facilitate a better understanding of her, and perhaps, easier recognition of unusual responses to stimuli we don’t see or hear.
We’d like to thank everyone who has been following us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other sites we’re part of. We really do appreciate your support. Have a great day and a great weekend!