While everyone is packing for the Worlds, I make myself busy at home. There was something that I was thinking about for years, but always found a good excuse not to start it… I have two red eared slider which grew big during the years, too big to live in comfortable in an aquarium. So I’ve decided to build a place outside for them. Of course I did not have any experience in home lakes, and of course I would to do it alone. I can not say that I’ve found the easiest way to do it, but that’s me.
Step 1. Buy the water tank. Plan it for weeks, choose the perfect one, buy it, and front of the shop realize that it’s too big to put in your car.
Step 2. Dig-dig-dig-dig-dig-dig, until this happens:
Step 3. Do you know what else can happen if you dig too much?
Step 4. Be happy that you did not buy an expensive airplane ticket to a competition where you could not compete because your throwing hand is twice as big as normally.
Step 5. Plants, water. And don’t forget the turtles.
When I’ve packed my things on Saturday afternoon I posted this on Facebook:
‘ Guess what is my plan for tonight I’m packing my bag right now, and it contains:
a black and a purple dress
a bottle of coke
a bottle of water
headset for my phone
paper and pen
Yes, I’ll use everything for sure. So, what do you think, where do I spend the night?’
My friends knew the answer immediately. It was a dog-dancing competition, but this time a special one, because it started at the evening and finished at night. It was mostly about fun, but was also a good opportunity for me to try some new things. With Moss I prepared a really simple Heelwork to Music routine. Until now we’ve competed only in freestyle, but with time it was more and more difficult to plan a routine which is challenging enough for her. So I thought that with some new heelwork position I can make her more focused. Aaaaaand it seems that it works, so from now on we’ll work on our heelwork. Some of you could say that it’s not worth to teach new things to a 9 years old dog, but I really believe that it keeps her fit, and as long as I can see that she likes it I’ll do everything to make her happy and active.
Sometimes I act like a normal human being. For example I go to holidays without my dogs. It’s strange, isn’t it?
When I was in Paris for the first time in my life I was twenty and I was in love, so it was just perfect. Since that I’ve visited the place several times, sometimes to visit family members, once with a friend, and the city showed always a different face. This time I was with my mother. We are really similar in a lot of things but she has her own specialities. If you know what I mean:
Don’t be surprised, it’s a perfectly normal thing for her, since she is a yoga teacher. Our project during the five days was to take pictures of different yoga positions front of famous buildings. You can see all of the photos soon on her own blog.
This week I’ve got really bad news: Baba is lost. She is a dog that I’ve trained especially for a little girl to helpful her in everydays, a beautiful and really friendly landseer. This Tuesday the family left without the dog for a couple of hours, and when they arrived home that afternoon Baba was nowhere. As we knew later some workers have seen her around twelve o’clock on the street, but after that there were no sign of the dog anymore. We put advertisements all over the neighborhood, there were interviews with the owners at a TV and a radio channel, we are still asking everyone, the Facebook is full of pictures of Baba, but no results at all. It’s kind of unbelievable. If something happened to her, someone would find her for sure, and she is too big to hide for long without noticing. The only possible explanation is that she is with someone in a house. If it’s like that, I hope that sooner or later a vet will see her and check her microchip. I don’t want to give up: she and her little owner are not complete without each other.
June is always a nightmare if you are working in a school. Exams, nervous kids and parents and never-ending paperwork. So I was happy to escape for a weekend to do something else. And Italy is the perfect place for having fun: country of ice cream, coffee and… well… Italians, if you know what do I mean.
Normally I prefer to travel alone, but this time we’ve chosen to go together three of us, it was more practical in every sense. With Edina we’ve travelled already around the World, and if she is there it’s a guarantee for strange things to happen. The third one was Jozsi who was invited as a judge, and we didn’t want to let him drive because of his health problems, so this was the easiest way to save him from himself. In the morning I was working, so Edina and Jozsi came to the school at noon and we left directly from there. The trip was OK, we’ve arrived around the planned time. The only thing that made me a bit nervous that Jozsi would to take selfies all the time, and he thought that the best way for it is to put his phone out of the window at 140 km/hrs and take pictures from outside. This is one of the moments when he was satisfied with himself and I was shouting ‘ stop it and close the window’