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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.

Check out our Tricks and Agility Vids


Monday, November 3, 2008

Together Again!

I've been back at home for 3 days now but haven't been able to post much because I've been busy bonding with Xsara. Many people asked me how she deals with my absence and I haven't really been able to answer because I've never been away for an entire week without her. But now I can tell you that she actually took it very well. She would mostly sleep while Gas was at work and they spent the rest of the time taking looooong walks, even though it was raining all the time. They went to a beagle convention organised by our breeder and Xsara had fun seeing many of her siblings and other relatives. But by the end of the week she was getting a little nervous and would watch the door more than usually.

I missed her like crazy, but the trip I took with my grandfather was amazing. I've always wanted to go to Africa and now I was able to see a little piece of it. I really hope to experience more of this oncredible land some day, and it will be easier now that I know that Xsara would be OK with me gone for a week or two. Anyway, I took many pictures and here are some of the most interesting ones:

As I said, I missed Xsara like crazy and was really anxious to see her when we landed. When we got home she jumped in my arms, gave me a big wet kiss and then went sniffing around our room to see if everything was the same. She really didn't make a big hello out of it, but I think it's because she knows that we belong together and that I would never leave her. However for the next 3 nights she would sleep so close to me that she almost pushed me off the bed.

To reassure her that we will now continue to do all the fun things together, I immediately took her out for a long frisbee session and yesterday we went for a nice trip. Gas wanted to go to the sea and I wanted to visit my beloved Isonzo river, so we went for a hike to waterfall Boka and then to watch the sunset and have a dinner by the beach in Lucija. Luckily, Slovenia is small enough so that you can do all of it in one day :)


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Glad Xsara coped while you were away......and i'm soooo jealous of your trip to Africa...we went to Tangier once but only on a day trip while on holiday in rained!!
Lovely photos xx

Raising Addie said...

Your vacation pictures are great! Did you see any wild life while you were there?

I just LOVE that picture of Xsara standing on the rock looking at you! That is such a loving, priceless picture to have. I true treasure!

Looks like Xsara was well taken care of while you were away.


The Army of Four said...

Beautiful pictures; it looks like you had a wonderful trip.
Play bows,

Gennasus said...

I'm very impressed - Xsara is one smart beagle!

Amber said...

Wow, what a fun trip! Glad Xsara did well while you were away! Nala likes to sleep so close to me sometimes that she almost pushes me out of the bed too so I know what you mean. :) Have a great day!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I'm glad you two're back together again.
The trip would have been nicer with Xsara.
I loved your costume, whatever involving food!
Please come visit me, I have a "kiss and tell" double dating story to share with you.

Dewey Dewster said...

What beautiful pictures but I was surprised to see camels....thought that was an animal from the middle east not Africa....your own country is beautiful....those reunion pictures are great and it looks like Xsara was glad that you were back home again....enjoy your time together.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Eduardo said...

Wow a trip to Africa! & you had to leave Xsara?!?! Oh I know she missed you! those are great pictures!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

River said...

What an incredible trip! My mom loves to travel. I'm glad to hear that you will be able to fulfill your dreams of travel and that Xsara will be okay.

love & wags,

Lorenza said...

Glad you had a great trip!
Thanks for sharing those pictures.
Kisses and hugs

Serendipity said...

Africa! I've always wanted to go too! It must have been really nice. Love the pictures!

Glad to hear Xsara was doing fine while you were away. She's such a sweetie.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip - the photos are beautiful! Glad to know Xsara got along ok without you, but I'm sure she was so happy to see you!

Amber-Mae said...

Hope you enjoyed the trip with your gramps! Xsara must be sooo happy to see you back too.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Thats sounds like a fantastic trip you had. The photo's are great, i really like the camel one.

Your day trip photo's with Xsara are lovely too, that looks a really nice place for an outing.

The Dog Man said...

Really glad that you enjoyed the trip, and equally glad to hear that it hasn't upset the famous Xsara/Barbie working relationship. How's the skateboard work coming on>