I haven't posted in a while but things have been quite crazy here (mostly for me). Xsara is well enough to train, but unfortunately bad weather is now keeping us away from our training centre. We do some flat work, obedience and theraball tricks, but can't wait for some actual stuff. However we have some very big news to share:
Xsara was invited to be the poster-girl of a TV show here in Slovenia. We had a photo-shooting on Friday and her pictures turned out very nice, so she is now on jumbo billboards! I saw two of them yesterday but didn't have my camera on. Aša was able to make a snap with her phone on her walk with Sena and they sent me this picture, so thanks! Xsara had to pretend that she's a boy peeing on her neighbour's door for the poster (the title of the show is "It's nice to be a neighbour"). She got a little confused because the photographer couldn't decide if he wanted her to lift her right or her left foot and I had to stand behind her back so I couldn't help her much (and we only had one day to prepare for everything). In the end she would try to lift all her paws at the same time. She still lifts her back legs whenever I tell her to do something, it's really funny. Anyway, since it was a paying job and she did so well around all the cameras, lights, people jumping around and everything, I bought her a very fancy new fleece overall coat the next day (which was also my birthday, by the way). The hair on her tummy hasn't fully grown back yet, so she's very cold outside. She looks very cute in her outfit.
In my previous post I was talking about a potential big Christmas present for us. It looks like it's really going to happen! I'm so so happy. I don't want to share all the details until we're absolutely sure about everything, but it rhimes with Schnappi :) Shouldn't be too hard to guess, right?!
- Xsara and Tani
- 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.