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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.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Is it a Cat? Is it an Owl? No, it's Xsara Catching a Mouse!

Beagles are full of surprises and you'd think I've learned that by now, but my little Xsara still amazes me.

This week she stole some dog food from the counter which is nothing overly surprising, although the task required a lot of strategic planning as she had to do some furniture moving. But apparently it was a no brainer for her since the dogs were only alone for a couple of hours and were already happily asleep when I came home.

However, since I decided to skip their breakfast the next morning (thinking they'd eaten enough food the night before), she apparently felt she was way too hungry to wait until dinner. And so, on our morning walk she totally shocked me by catching a mouse, apparently thinking that a little snack would tide her over until dinner.

She'd never done anything similar ever before, so I still can't believe it! Maybe she was just playing with the little creature, I honestly don't know. She has been extremely playful lately, I think she just can't stay indifferent towards little Tani constantly inviting her to play. Anyway, I told her to spit it out and she did, the mouse was a little disorientated but she wasn't limping or anything so she managed to escape far away from my little predator who continued the walk on leash.

I don't usually take a camera on our walks, so I don't have any visual documentation of the event. But thanks to Maja Rokavec and Monika Pleterski for these cute Xsara photos from our competitions!