I remember attending a local DU banquet with Stewart and his wife, Cathy, during one visit. Of course, Drake came along and sat quietly as Stewart gave a speech on the importance of DU's conservation mission, as well as using a trained retriever to conserve game. Drake sat in his calm, almost reserved manner, during the speech and then let children and adults alike pet, hug, and pose for pictures with him. He then disappeared under the table during dinner and the auction. He, like all the dogs trained at Wildrose, seemed to disappear from the spotlight and you'd forget he was even there.