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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, March 3, 2008

Stupid Stitches, Silly Collar

27 hours until we take out the stitches and lose the stupid satellite-collar! This week we learned that we really suck at this whole resting and being still thing. Xsara is incredibly bored and wants to go play. She is feeling fine, the collar is bothering her but she acts like her usual self. She still needs to wear the shoe when we go outside, but she doesn't limp or show any signs of pain.

To cheer her up I naively thought taking her to a trial to see her friends would be nice for her, since it is so normal for us to spend weekends in their company. The weather was sunny and warm and the trial was in the stables near an old castle, so very pretty. But Xsara didn't understand why everybody else got to run and play and she had to watch them, so we didn't stay long.

The trial was also the final of Eukanuba Winter Cup. If we could compete in at least one of the last two trials, we would very probably win it, but since there were only four Winter Cup trials, we missed half of them. So the Cup ended yesterday with Xsara's Parson Russel friend winning the series. We are very happy for him and his handler because we know how hard they've been working to improve his contacts and stop having off courses. They will compete in A3/J3 from now, so we went to celebrate with them afterwards.

We were almost happy to see that the weather is kind of crappy today. It's so much easier to stay inside :)

15 comments:

Girasol said...

I used that collar too long time ago and I didn't like it!
I see you walking normal with your tail up.
I hope you get well soon.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Xsara, you have no idea how I react with that stoopid e-collar on. My hooman M bought one for me too just in case I'd need to use next time. Man, I hate it! So ofcourse I know how you feel about it too. Faith is perfectly used to it! Too bad you couldn't join the trial but it's okay. At least your friend won! I know on once you're all healed up, you'll be up & running again!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ellie's Owner said...

How many channels can that dish pick up? :)

Bless her, she'll be as right as rain in no time at all. It's bad enough when I can't get to walk Ellie for some reason, so I can only imagine how you are feeling.

Johann The Dog said...

I suck at that stupid resting thing too! But Xsara, you'll be back in action in no time, hang in there, K?

Woofs, Johann

Lorenza said...

I had to wear one of those cones twice. It was not fun at first but I got used to it very soon!
Sure its not easy to stay calm!
I am sure you will be back to normal in no time!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

serendipity said...

Sorry to hear that, Xsara. Hope you'll be better and back to normal soon!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

hey xsara, can't u ask ur mum to remove the collar b4 going out...

FleasGang said...

Sorry you didn't get to complete in the trials, XSara. That must really be a downer after all the hard work you put into it this year. Hope you get your "lamp shade" off soon :-)

luv
The Fleas

Thor said...

Oh Xsara! I never used that collar but I don´t like it! I hope you get better soon! How bad that you can´t participate of the trial! But soon you´ll be in action again!

Thor

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Hi Xsara,
It must have been so hard for you to sit at the sidelines seeing as you are such an active doggy. Good to hear that you are losing the collar.
Licks
Jazz and Dixie

The Army of Four said...

Hi Xsara! You look sooooooooooo sad with the lampshade on your head. I hope you get to go without it soon!
How is your toe?
Feel better soon!!!
Play bows,
Zim

Johann The Dog said...

Are you free yet Xsara? Hope you are doing well, and have a good weekend, K?

Woofs, Johann

Eddie N Peaches said...

Hang in there, Xsara! You'll feel better soon.
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

Xsara ... said...

The satellite is off!

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