Začelo se je pred dvajsetimi leti, ko sva z možem prinesla domov škotsko ovčarko Mendy. Bila je krasna psička malce plaha a neizmerno vdana. Z njo sem naredila ispit A in B (poslušnost, sledenje in obramba) to so bili moji prvi koraki v kinologiji. Peljala sva jo na razstave, kjer je dobila zelo lepe ocene. Imela je dva legla, 2x po sedem razgrajačev. Vsi mladički so dobili dobre domove in so dočakali lepo starost.Iz prvega legla je ostal doma Ostwald-Vali z njim sta odraščali tudi punci. Vali je bil velik medo, rad se je cartal in hodil na razstave. Prav očitno je bilo kako je užival, ko je poziral v ringu in naokoli. Moja kinološka pot se je tu začasno ustavila, Mendy in Vali sta bila naša ljubljenčka do njune starosti. Skupaj smo doživeli veliko lepih trenutkov in prehodili ogromno poti. Po Valijevi smrti je prišla k nam Ida za njo pa še Bella. Zopet smo bolj aktivni, obiskujemo razstave, treniramo RO in agility. Predvsem pa skupaj uživamo na morju in na pohodih po okoliških hribčkih. Poleg kosmatih prijateljev imamo še 250litrski akvarij z tropskimi ribicami. Je pa pri nas živelo kar nekaj papagajev, muck, hrčkov celo dva ježka in zajček. Vsi radi pomagamo živalim v stiski, kar nekaj lepih domov za zapuščene muce smo že našli, pred leti smo rešili kanjo in lani smo reševali sove uharice (na žalost neuspešno). Mislim, da se bo pri nas še kaj zanimivega dogajalo v prihodnosti.
We are a family of four: my husband Darko, my daughters Rebeka and Melisa and me, Mateja. We live in the beautiful Savinja Valley together with our dogs Bella, Didido, Ami. We all love animals, but Melisa and I are »mad« about dogs. Nevertheless, without the help and support of my husband, we would not have achieved such good results.
It all began twenty years ago when my husband and I brought a rough collie called Mendy home. She was a wonderful dog, slightly shy, but incredibly devoted. I passed A and B exams with her, encompassing obedience, scent tracking and defence, which were my first steps in the world of dog training. We also took her to dog shows and she achieved very nice results. She had two litters, seven lively puppies in each. All puppies found good homes and reached a venerable age. From her first litter we kept Ostwald-Vali and my two daughters grew up with him. Vali was a large teddy bear, he loved to cuddle and attend dog shows. It was so obvious that he enjoyed the attention as he posed in the ring and outside it. But my path as a breeder stopped here for a while. Mendy and Vali remained our pets for the rest of their lives. We shared many beautiful moments and walked many paths. After Vali’s death, Ida joined us, followed by Bella. Now we are more active again, we attend dog shows and train in Rally Obedience and Agility. But above all, together we enjoy the seaside and long walks in the nearby hills. Apart from our fury friends, we have a 250-litre fish tank with tropical fish and a 21-litre fish tank with goldfish. We have also shared our home with several parrots, kittens, hamsters and even two hedgehogs and a rabbit. We all like to help animals in distress and we have re-homed several cats. A few years ago we saved a buzzard and last year we tried to save several horned owls (unfortunately unsuccessfully). I am firmly convinced that the future still has many adventures in store for us.