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Sava Sara Brakada, AKA Xsara was born on 06-27-2004. She was raised in Kennel Brakada spending the first two months of her life on beautiful countryside Gorenjska (Slovenia) with her siblings and parents. As soon as she came to Ljubljana we started a puppy class, followed by an obedience class. She passed her B-bh exam with 96 points (instructor Agility EO winner Polona Bonač). We now continue with Rally-Obedience under Polona's supervision. Our biggest passion however is Agility. We started our first Agility class in October 2005 (club Agility Ilirija, instructor Silvia Trkman, two times agility world champion). When Silvia stopped teaching agility classes, we switched to Daša Zakotnik. We regularly participate in Agility trials in Slovenia and sometimes abroad. Xsara also loves to learn new dog tricks, you can see some of them in our videos. Her other passions include long walks, big meals and playing with dogs, specially her pyr shep sister Tani, her crazy agility pals and her sister Sena.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

How It All Started

How did Xsara get her name? That's an interesting story. First of all you have to understand that I always wanted to have a dog but my parents wouldn't allow one in the appartment. So I waited. I started raising money to buy a house for our family when I was 4. I remember keeping little coins in an old pickles jar. But one day I realised that a house costed a lot more than I could save up.

20 years passed by and I still didn't have a dog. I walked all of the neighbours' dogs, but they insisted I had to give them back after walking them! So I decided to buy myself a car because by then I really needed one. I set my eyes on a nice red Citroen Xsara, a really beautiful car.

Just then my family decided to finally move into a house - which meant I could now have a dog. I found the perfect breeder in a couple of weeks and one month later I was on the waiting list for a pup. I remember being terrified when I went to pick her up, she was so perfect and she deserved perfect. But she seemed to be happy with what she got - the non-perfect me! This is going to sound so sappy, but I really believe that Xsara and I belong together.

However buying and having a dog costs a lot, so I had to give up on the car and spend all my money on Xsara. That's why I decided to name her after my favorite car, so in a way I could have both, a Xsara and a dog. I must say it was really difficult having a dog without a car. I wanted to train with Silvia and the club was on the other side of Ljubljana so we often spent the night before the training at the house of our friend who lived a 45 minutes walk away from the club. That was OK when the weather was nice, but less tempting in snow or rain. Fortunately one year later I could afford to buy a different car, less expensive, but I couldn't care less.

The only thing that matters to me now is that I have my little princess and she is the smartest, the cutest and just the best dog ever. Whenever I'm sad, I remind myself of just that. And every time I look at her, I know I am the luckiest person alive!

12 comments:

Johann The Dog said...

My Mum thinks she's the luckiest in the world, BOL!!!! That's a great story, and we love Xsara's name.

It's so cool that others feel the same way we do about being together.

We see Silvia this week, we'll say hi for you...

Woofs, Johann

Amber-Mae said...

That was a great story! Xsara is a nice name. Almost sounds the same as Sarah & that name is really sweet too. I know you both are meant to be together! Thank you for sharing that loverly story with us!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Benetton said...

I dont agree with you. My dog is the best on the world ever and i am the luckiest person ;)

Thor said...

That´s a great story! Thanks for sharing to us! Xsara is a beautiful name!

Love and licks
Thor

Pacco de Mongrel said...

embarassed to say that only now we knew that xsara was named from a citroen model...

i alwiz wanted to dog since i was a kid too....but pedigree dog are too expensive for me and i never get to habit of saving..

so i ended up wit a rescue dog...but i'm happy i got pacco...

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your story with Xsara! I know how much you love her and how much she loves you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

serendipity said...

What a wonderful story! You and Xsara are definitely meant to be!

Ellie's Owner said...

See, now that's a blog entry!

Always love reading your entries. Keep them coming. :)

ai said...

Your Xsara is gorgeous, she is the next wonder dog. Beautiful dog, cute site.

ails said...

sorry didnt leave my name properly lol.
I have a dog myself she is a wee cavalier king charles, only 5 months old.

The Army of Four said...

What a great story! I love the name Xsara!!!
Play bows,
Zim

Glenn said...

Thanks for the interesting story on how you got Xsara and how she got her name. She is lucky to have such a wonderful owner as you!