More than a year later, he continues to show his true nature. On our daily walk through the park today he located three baseballs. This may not be a huge surprise since the park is adjacent to a diamond. The amazing thing is that he seeks them out. He has recovered over a dozen baseballs this Spring.
In fact the other day he was intent on getting inside the batting cage. I took a look but couldn't see anything.
Over time I have learned to trust Monte and his sense of smell. He has been known to locate pieces of kibble or toys where we have repeatedly confirmed that none existed. As I thought there was no baseball in the batting cage, however, there was half of the leather covering from a baseball that Monte found and needed to chew on. Trust his nose.
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