We watched great teams DQ on a tricky course and chatted about dogs with Silvia Trkman. (Kudos to Nic for going with Em to agility trial on their honeymoon!) Then Em took Ruby over a few practice jumps. They looked great together!
It takes a lot to get me on a mountain hike. A lot. Like Aussie visitors who think our white, sharp rocks are really cool. On Sunday the weather report didn’t look nice, but we were brave and went on a hike anyway. We were rewarded with mostly dry weather, a quiet mountain atmosphere and wild cows. Well, not really wild, but that’s how they shall be known henceforth 🙂We had to leave Ruby in Ljubljana because he somehow burned his pads again 😦 Java got to run in mountain meadows and thought that was great fun, not eat cow poop (I’m glad Ruby was not there to give her the idea!) and recall from a dead fox. Which she did on a second try. Oops, that’s not good enough for me. Who knew dead foxes were more interesting than live birds or chasing another dog? Apparently I have no clue about what’s really important in dog world. So Java got to practice some recalls away from food and toys. Fun times 🙂
On the way up I got a lesson on Australia’s indigenous species. Also learned that species that have a pouch are called Marsupials. For some reason my brain really likes this word and serves it to me several times per day. Marsupials! Marsupials! Marsupials!
Why does it sound like they came from Mars?
Em & Nic, you are the first Aussies I ever met and you are awesome! I wish you a lovely remainder of your European tour. Try to limit the adrenaline producing activities from now on 😉 Hopefully some day we will do another hike on round brown rocks on the other side of the globe 🙂
Many thanks to Em & Nic for letting me use their photos of the hike. I was being my usual too-busy-to-take-photos self. Here are some more: