Polo for Lil Bear
In Iowa, United States
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Polo for Lil Bear
We were blessed to have a wonderful, loveable, playful family dog named Lil Bear with us for 16 very enjoyable years before she passed away. (see attached picture.)
She was named Lil Bear because she had the appearance of a little baby bear cub when we first got her.
She was a full-blooded Keeshond (pronounced 'kays-hond'), which is a medium-sized dog with a plush two-layer coat of silver and black fur with a 'ruff' around the neck in the front, and a well-plumed, curled tail that flipped up and over onto her back. She also had 'feathering' on the fore and hind legs.
The Keeshond breed originated in Holland, and its closest relatives are the German spitzes like the Pomeranian. Originally called the German Spitz, or more specifically the Wolfsspitz, the name was officially changed to Keeshond in 1926 in England, where it had also been known as the Dutch Barge Dog. The Keeshond dog is a wonderful family dog and is great with kids. These dogs are also fantastic watchdogs (thus the reason they were used on many barges in Holland).
One of Lil Bear's favorite pastimes was to chase squirrels, ground squirrels, rabbits, moles and other varmints around in our yard. I would guess that she would also have loved to chase horses and other larger animals if she would have had the opportunity to do so.
I'm bringing you to a cache at this location to also bring to your attention that there is real Polo, played by real people, while riding real horses very close nearby ! What? A Polo Field in the Quad cities? Yuuuuuuup!
If you choose to, try to imagine Lil Bear running up and down this field and in between the horses during a Polo match, barking up a storm, and trying to join in the Polo game and grab the Polo game ball so that she could play another favorite game of hers called 'catch me if you can' !
If you are lucky enough, you may be able to watch a live Polo match going on while you are logging your cache find!
The cache is placed on public property. Please DO NOT go onto the Polo Field or onto private property to look for the cache.
Please be stealthy to keep this micro cache a secret and to keep it well hidden from onlookers and passing vehicles.
You may need an extraction tool to extract the log from the cache container. It is a 'log only' cache, so please bring your own pen/pencil.
Parking is available off of 'International Dr.', a nearby crossroad.
There are quite a few cars that travel on Forest Grove Road, so please be careful when crossing the street! (Safety First !)
Thanks for allowing me to remember Lil Bear with the placement of my very first cache hide. I hope you enjoy finding it! ;-)
*** Congrats to JBCacherZ for being FTF !
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Last Updated: on 3/29/2013 4:35:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:35 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum