O my stars the gnats are horrible.  The whole area is having a problem with them biting dogs.  The dogs and puppies have gnat bites all over their tummies.  The puppies are now able to follow Tim all the way up the stairs and into the house.  We have one little girl Southern Belle who likes to explore on the way to the kitchen so, she is usually the last to make it into the crate.  Tim is going to start calling and confirming appointments when families are to pick up their puppies.  We took Ace to do water retrieves; he did ok, I think he is a little hard of hearing.  Miata stayed steady on buoy launches; I am very excited!  SoBe retrieved buoys from the launcher as well.  She did great; never minding the gnats that were eating us alive.