It has been a crazy year. Bittersweet, like things usually are in life.
The disaster of the year was surely Šaj’s litter. It was really hard to get over all the horrible things that happened, BUT Joey and Juju made it through and they are awesome little boys. Joey the punk stayed at home and he is the funniest little weirdo ever and he definitely deserves his own page. That just might be my first task for 2015.
Little Šja had her own share of troubles. Her cataract got worse and it started to affect her eyesight. We operated on her eyes. The operation went well, she didn’t have any major complications, but one of her eyes is scaring so her vision is not perfect, therefore I decided to retire her from agility. I don’t think Šja minds it, she has lots of fun with her favorite tricks, chasing balls, sleeping under blanket and barking in Šaj’s face. But it is kind of sad for me. We were an agility team for so long that it almost feels like eternity. She thought me all there is to know and saved my ass countless of times. She is a little star, and I guess I better figure out what we will be doing for the next 11 years to come!
All this troubles really killed all my motivation for dog related things. But I guess the universe always has a way to pick you up when you are down. Little Roo’s second place on the European open is pretty close to a miracle as probably 50% of all her clean runs this season were done on the EO. It was really unexpected and really special. Next to Šja and Kiša she is already my third dog that won the podium on this big event and on top of everything, they have done it each in their own category. Definitely something I am really proud on.
Crazy šČE had an interesting year herself. She was casted for a movie. This movie project kept us really busy for a month or so and it was an amazing experience. Watching her cope with all the improvisation, endless repetitions, handling different actors, learning all sorts of new stuff and ultimately working under pressure really made me appreciate her. She was handling it all like a total pro! We also did some agility, herding and IPO and I can honestly say I am looking forward to what future has to bring!
Kiša and I did lots and lots of herding this year. It is really an addiction and I can only hope we can do even more in next year.
The “Train, Trust & Go” project is alive and kicking. Still many unfinished projects on the table, but I am super happy about my Let’s Play classes. So much joy and playfulness, happy people and happy dogs. It was surely beyond my expectations and I am really looking forward to 2015!