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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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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Never Boring!

I am happy to report that Xsara keeps getting better and better. We had a check up at our vet and he was very glad to see her doing so well. We now know that the meds are definitely working, so he prolonged this therapy until the beginning of December. We are taking it easy while she's on two strong antibiotics and acid inhibitors, but resting totally bores her :) So I am doing my best to occupy her with easy but very fun stuff while she is recovering from this illness. Thanks to Azu for a great toy idea you can see on the picture. It's a maze made out of PVC pipes. You put a ball in the maze and the dog's task is to get the toy out, using his paws, mouth and, naturally, brain. We are having a lot of fun with it.

This weekend we had a very nice weather and we spent most of the time outside. The vet said she can run as much as she likes to, as long as it's relaxing and she doesn't get overly excited. So we had two fun outings. Yesterday we were doggy sitting Xsara's niece Luna. We took the girls to the spring of river Krka where we went for a long walk and they could play in the meadows. We really liked having Luna around, she is a very cool dog.

And today the weather got even better, the sun was shining and the day was perfect for a hike. Of course, hiking would still be too much for Xsara, but we know that she absolutely adores the fresh air and long walks where she can be off leash, so we decided to take her to Velika Planina. It's a big Alpine meadow and you can get to it by rail car. We went for a very long walk up there and there was even some snow on the top, so Xsara had a great time. You can see how she learned to ice skate on a little frozen lake:

video

And here are some other pictures from this walk:

18 comments:

The Army of Four said...

What a cool idea for a toy! We're so glad to see Xsara looking so good - and to hear she's doing well!
Tail wags,
Storms

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hey Xsara! We didn't know you were Luna's auntie....we visit her blog too! Lovely to see oyu doing so well and enjoying your walk, beautiful photos!
Slobbers xx
pee-es, don't forget to come pick your award up!

Raising Addie said...

WOOHOO!!!

We are so happy you are getting better and better every day!

Beautiful pictures! I bet your paws were freezing on that ice but it looked like a lot of fun!

Great idea for a toy! Very creative. I would LOVE to see some you playing with it!

Take care Xsara!
Kisses
Addie

Thor said...

Hi Xsara!
I am so happy to read that you are getting better!
Beautiful pictures!

Love and licks
Thor

Patience-please said...

Oh that last picture is just lovely. A treasure!

Riba said...

Iii, kok ste lepi :o)

Mi smo bili pa danes na Krvavcu, bi si lahko mahali :o) Luna je bila ful vesela snega, pa zjutraj je bila tudi lacna.

Drsanje je tudi lustno :o) Luni je danes drselo na snegu, ker je bil sproti pomrznjen.

Lorenza said...

It makes me so happy to know that Xsara is doing so well!
Glad you had a nice time outside!
That toy looks interesting!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

River said...

Hurray!! I'm so glad to hear she is doing better. She looks so joyous when she runs. That ice skating was funny!

love & wags,
River

pogonip and kharma said...

It's good to see Xsara out and about and getting better!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Fantastic news, we are so pleased Xsara is feeling better.

It looks like she had a great time out and about. Beautiful photo's.

Holly & Zac

The Dog Man said...

We're really pleased to hear that things are continuing to improve for Xsara, and that she's still able to work that brain of hers. :)

Me, I can't help but see the snow-capped mountains and feel a little jealous. :)

Ricky the Sheltie said...

We're so happy to see Xsara out and about and enjoying herself - it's great that she is feeling so much better! You live in such a beautiful country - thanks for sharing all the photos and the video of Xsara ice skating!

Eduardo said...

Oh she looks so happy! That looks like fun ice skating! Thanks for the great toy idea!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle
p.s. Glad she is feeling better!

Serendipity said...

So glad to hear Xsara is getting much better now!

Amber-Mae said...

We are so happy to hear that you are getting well fast & you are so happy in the video! Frozen lake? Wow! Must be really slippery but fun. Make sure you don't accidentally lose your grip & slip & twist any of your muscles or hips. Becareful but have fun!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Rudy said...

Yeaa! I'm so happy you're feeling better and getting out now! you are SO cute in those pictures.

Love,
Rudy

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Good to hear that Xzara is doing better and that she could be out doing what she loves doing best. The video was cool! and the photos beautiful as usual.
Lix
J&D

Kess And Her Mama said...

Xsara definitely looks better. So glad she's out and about. Great pics, as always.