Who uses it: Trackers and hunters
What it means: Identifying and following the signs that an animal or person has left behind on the way through a wilderness.
How you can use it: When you're lost.
Dizzy will never get lost, because he leaves a trail of hair and mud behind him. Jen and Grace and Dizzy picked me up at the Portland airport yesterday in Jen's Outback. Somehow, Dizzy had managed to get mud on the ceiling of the car; none of us could figure out how. He's tall, but not so tall that his paws hit the ceiling.
It'll take a few days to get back to our routine. Dizzy slept in this morning -- all the way to 7:15, which I was grateful for.