So finally I can tell you all. I’m pregnant! We’re very exited and the baby is doing very well. We expect him or her to show themselves at the end of April. Until then we’ll be making sure there’s a room to sleep in. That the rest of the build also is done and over with so we can focus on this little human. And I’ll be sleeping. A lot! Because of the Ehlers Danlos Syndrom I have my body works about five times as hard as “normal” people just to keep me up straight. Just imagine how hard by pregnant body is working… So the late nights you were used from me, they will no longer be. And if I don’t answer your message during the day? Don’t worry I’m probably sleeping and will get back to you as soon as I wake up! The wicked first trimester is over now and apparently this second one is for enjoying your pregnancy while you can. So that’s exactly what we’re doing now.
So so proud of my boy. Last Thursday and Friday we had a practice trial in Belgium. So complete FCI trial with judge, just no points or titles to be won. But therefore very good practice because if something went wrong you could just do it again. Day 1 started with IHT-1 (International Herding Trial Level 1). It’s the level he is currently competing at. So remember, every trial we enter is with sheep he doesn’t know, a field he doesn’t know and obstacles he doesn’t know. Last time we trialed we had sheep that weren’t used to barking dogs And he had a field day. So this time I was expecting the worst. I thought he might make it a party instead of working properly. So my aim for this IHT-1 was getting his head straight and finishing the round. When we started I could literally see the carrots sticking out of his ears and the devil in his eyes. Luckily, with some struggle, I got them all out by the first obstacle. So we had a decent run. It wasn’t very fluid, but we would’ve passed if it was a real trial. That was also the biggest comment […]
My friends Gerda, Helen and me went on a Herding stage in France with Pierre Legatte. Never have we learned so much in just a couple of days. It was such good practice for our dogs. Gerda brought her dog Roover an Old English Sheepdog, Helen brought her dog Nou a Pyrenean Sheepdog and of course my Rover the Hungarian Pumi was there. [More story to follow…]