And I’ve had !
Every time the snow starts to melt, a new snowy day comes up.
Pandora loves it and she is so funny when she plays in the snow, but if we have to walk more than a mile, it’s heavy to walk in.
And further more we can lay no tracks.
Stimulation will have to come from elsewhere.
The last two weekends we have attended exhibitions.
Sunday the 24. January an Sunday was a sight show, just for rehearsal.
The 31. January was a real international exhibition in Fredericia.
Both times she got Very Promising, and both times we were not among the best ten puppies (out of 30).
It doesn’t matter. Everybody tells me to be proud of the VP as it is quite good in an international show.
Funny to be among 1500 dogs Sunday the 31. and the most interesting dog among them all was my own.
I recall going to exhibitions 6 years ago, and the 2 years ago just to see the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. And when I saw it, my heart melted. I loved that breed so much that I could weep.
Now I’ve got Pandora. And I’ll never regret my choice.
Pandora got a whole bunch of ’fans’ at the exhibition in Fredericia. So many people asked if she was ’the wolfdog’. Lots of people had actually come just to see that breed.
And Pandora did her best to impress people by ‘hugging’ them and licking them in the face.
It was so good to show people that she is kind and happy, not shy and frightened.
She also charmed the judge, and both times, her good temper was mentioned in the description.
A lot of people asked if she was difficult to raise.
It’s so weird, but as I stood there, I just couldn’t recall any difficult things about her.
But of course she has been a tough challenge sometimes, and I find it very important to let people know that she is not the easiest breed in the world, and that she is not a beginner’s dog.
Her wolf look amazes everybody but it is not a good enough reason to want this breed. You should want to have the challenge of the temper and needs, too.
9 month, turning into Junior
In a few days, she’ll no longer be able to attend the exhibition as a puppy, but will go as a Junior.
It’s exciting to see if she still does well in that age group.
As a puppy she no longer has the ‘cute’ look, as she looks pretty grown. It’s just her behaviour that reveals her age.
Even though exhibitions don’t mean a lot to me, we meet a lot of nice dog people. Nerds just like us. And Pandora gets a lot of friends.
She now has a steady bunch of favourite playmates and one of them is Cirkeline (a white swiss shepherd), whom she played with this weekend at the exhibition.
Future model work
We have just paid the fee for attending the World Dog Show in Herning in June. An event we really look forward to.
16.000 dogs in a not-too-big city. Wauw.
Food is no thrill
Pandora has now been BARFing for 4 month. I hope that it will never end.
Sometimes it’s difficult if she doesn’t eat her food, and we have to keep it cold and fresh until later in the day or the next day.
Sometimes we forget to get food out of the freezer and then we have to defrost it using the microwave.
But all in all it makes her look healthy and good.
She isn’t very hungry though. Sometimes she refuses to eat before late in the night.
That’s fine, but it takes the power out of goodies.
It’s difficult to give her treats when she’s not hungry. She simply ignores everything from fresh salmon to sausages.
I guess the solution must be: only one meal a day, and only in the evening. Then perhaps we can accomplish some results if we train before dinnertime.
All we need now is the snow to go away!