Today we got a nice e-mail with the picture from Jim Baker, who tracks wounded elk and deer with Ziggy (Eika von Moosbach-Zuzelek) on a 600,00 acre ranch in New Mexico. Ziggy is one year old now, and she is out of our Billy and Gilda. This is what Jim said:
Just an update on Ziggy. I put about a 1/2 mile trail down Thursday at 3 pm and put her on it Sat at 9 am after 2-3 inches of snow. She didn't go perfectly, but only missed one 90 degree for a couple of minutes. She then crossed several overnight elk tracks in the snow and tried following. I corrected her and got her on line again. This happened twice. She then came acros 3 more sets of overnight elk tracks and checked each one and came back to follow the laid down line. I take her on a laid down track every 1-2 weeks and she solves them much quicker than I can lay them out. She is doing great as far as I can tell and is really a character. A couple of the photos didn't turn out too good, but she has an elk leg that I leave at the end of the trail and she carries it back to the truck very proud.
The below picture shows Ziggy at 13 weeks when she was still with us.