Last week we were in Cape Town to take Sherlock to Cheetah Outreach to start his new life as an ambassador for conservation dogs. It is always heartbreaking to let a dog go to their new home, but he is going to have a wonderful life there and do lots of important work. Conservation dogs are a wonderfully non-invasive survey technique and he will be helping people to learn about how unintrusive wildlife research can be. The team there are wonderful and Sherlock is going to have a fantastic life there, but we will miss his sunny greetings and heartfelt assumption that everyone he meets is a friend.
He even came to the Cheetah Outreach Gala Dinner to meet his adoring public. Rather scary stuff for a dog from the bush to be a room full of noisy people, but he handled it like a champ!